16. Forwarding of, and Consultation with respect to, plans, etc., prepared by the Board.-
(1) The Board shall forward copies of the Master Plan, reports, estimates, standards and specifications prepared by it to the Central Government and the State Governments concerned.
(2) The Central Government and the State Governments concerned may consult the Board with regard to any matters connected with, or arising out of, such plan, reports, estimates or standards and specifications.
(3) If, for any reason, a State Government considers it necessary to execute any project for the control of floods and bank erosion and drainage work in the Brahmaputra Valley and such project is not envisaged in the Master Plan or such project is intended to be executed by the State Government in a manner not in conformity with the Master Plan, the State Government may consult the Board with regard to the execution of the project and the Board may make such recommendations as it may deem fit: Provided that nothing contained in this sub-section shall be construed as imposing any requirement on any State Government to consult the Board with regard to the execution of any works which have become urgently necessary by reason of any emergency or other extraordinary circumstances.