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mission, to Congress not later than January 10, 1971. An additional $20 million is authorized to carry out this section. This section does not preclude the use of other funds available under any other section of the act for authorized transportation projects.


Section 301.-Indian tribes; Authorization: Amends section 101 (c) of title I of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (hereinafter referred to in this title as "the Act") as follows:

First: Permits the Secretary in the case of grants to Indian tribes to reduce or entirely waive the required non-federal share below the minimum of 20 percent otherwise required.

Second: Amends section 105 to extend the annual authorization of $500 million to June 30, 1970, for direct and supplementary grants for public works and development facilities.

Section 302.-Demonstration projects: Amends section 301 of the Act to authorize the Secretary to make grants, enter into contracts or otherwise provide funds for any demonstration project within a redevelopment area or areas which he determines is designed to foster productivity and growth, prevent out-migration, and otherwise carry out the purposes of this Act.

Section 303.-Authorization: Amends section 302 of the Act to increase the authorization for title III of the Act for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 1970, from $25 million to $50 million.

Section 304.-Redevelopment areas: Amends section 401 of the act as follows:

First: Requires the Secretary to designate as redevelopment areas those areas selected for assistance under part D of title I of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and authorizes the Secretary to designate as redevelopment areas those areas which he determines meet the purposes of section 150 of part D of title I of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and otherwise meet the requirements of the Economic Development Act.

The purpose of section 150 of the Economic Opportunity Act is to establish special programs for the solution of critical problems in particular communities or neighborhoods (defined without regard to political or other subdivisions or boundaries) within those urban areas having especially large concentrations of low-income persons, and within those rural areas having substantial outmigration to eligible urban areas.

Second: The areas that the Secretary designates under this amendment would not be eligible to meet the requirements for establishing an economic development district in accordance with section 403 (a) (1) (B) of the Economic Development Act.

Third: Those areas designated by the Secretary are exempt from the population and boundary limitations in section 401(b)(3) and (4) and are not considered a redevelopment area for the purposes of determining the continued eligibility of an area designated in accordance with section 401 (d) which requires the designation of at least one redevelopment area in each state.

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A-Legislation, P.L. 89-4, as Amended

AN ACT To provide public works and economic development programs and the planning and coordination needed to assist in development or the Appalachian region.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965”.


SEC. 2. The Congress hereby finds and declares that the Appalachian region of the United States, while abundant in natural resources and rich in potential, lags behind the rest of the Nation in its economic growth and that its people have not shared properly in the Nation's prosperity. The region's uneven past development, with its historical reliance on a few basic industries and a marginal agriculture, has failed to provide the economic base that is a vital prerequisite for vigorous, self-sustaining growth. The State and local governments and the people of the region understand their problems and have been working and will continue to work purposefully toward their solution. The Congress recognizes the comprehensive report of the President's Appalachian Regional Commission documenting these findings and concludes that regionwide development is feasible, desirable, and urgently needed. It is, therefore, the purpose of this Act to assist the region in meeting its special problems, to promote its economic development, and to establish a framework for joint Federal and State efforts toward providing the basic facilities essential to its growth and attacking its common problems and meeting its common needs on a coordinated and concerted regional basis. The public investments made in the region under this Act shall be concentrated in areas where there is a significant potential for future growth, and where the expected return on public dollars invested will be the greatest. The States will be responsible for recommending local and State projects, within their borders, which will receive assistance under this Act. As the region obtains the needed physical and transportation facilities and develops its human resources, the Congress expects that the region will generate a diversified industry, and that the region will then be able to support itself, through the workings of a strengthened free enterprise economy.



SEC. 101. (a) There is hereby established an Appalachian Regional Commission (herinafter referred to as the "Commission") which shall be composed of one Federal member, hereinafter referred to as the "Federal Cochairman," appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and one member from each participating State in the Appalachian region. The Federal Cochairman shall be one of the two Cochairmen of the Commission. Each State member may be the Governor, or his designee, or such other person as may be provided by the law of the State which he represents. The State members of the Commission shall elect a Cochairman of the Commission from among their number.

(b) Except as provided in section 105, decisions by the Commission shall require the affirmative vote of the Federal Cochairman and of a majority of the State members (exclusive of members representing States delinquent under section 105). In matters coming before the Commission, the Federal Cochairman shall, to the extent practicable, consult with the Federal departments and agencies having an interest in the subject matter.

(c) Each State member shall have an alternate, appointed by the Governor or as otherwise may be provided by the law of the State which he represents. The President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint an alternate for the Federal Cochairman. An alternate shall vote in the event of the absence, death, disability, removal, or resignation of the State or Federal representative for which he is an alternate.

(d) The Federal Cochairman shall be compensated by the Federal Government at level IV of the Federal Executive Salary Schedule of the Federal Executive Salary Act of 1964. His alternate shall be compensated by the Federal Government at not to exceed the maximum scheduled rate for grade GS-18 of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, and when not actively serving as an alternate for the Federal Cochairman shall perform such functions and duties as are delegated to him by the Federal Cochairman. Each State member and his alternate shall be compensated by the State which they represent at the rate established by the law of such State.


SEC. 102. In carrying out the purposes of this Act, the Commission shall

(1) develop, on a continuing basis, comprehensive and coordinated plans and programs and establish priorities thereunder, giving due consideration to other Federal, State, and local planning in the region;

(2) conduct and sponsor investigations, research, and studies, including an inventory and analysis of the resources of the region, and, in cooperation with Federal, State, and local agencies, sponsor demonstration projects designed to foster regional productivity and growth;

(3) review and study, in cooperation with the agency involved, Federal, State, and local public and private programs and, where appropriate, recommend modifications or additions which will increase their effectiveness in the region;

(4) formulate and recommend, where appropriate, interstate compacts and other forms of interstate cooperation, and work with State and local agencies in developing appropriate model legislation;

(5) encourage the formation of local development districts;

(6) encourage private investment in industrial, commercial, and recreational projects;

(7) serve as a focal point and coordinating unit for Appalachian programs; and

(8) provide a forum for consideration of problems of the region and proposed solutions and establish and utilize, as appropriate, citizens and special advisory councils and public conferences. (9) Repealed.1


SEC. 103. The Commission may, from time to time, make recommendations to the President and to the State Governors and appropriate local officials with respect to

(1) the expenditure of funds by Federal, State, and local departments and agencies in the region in the fields of natural resources, agriculture, education, training, health and welfare, and other fields related to the purposes of this Act; and

(2) such additional Federal, State, and local legislation or administrative actions as the Commission deems necessary to further the purposes of this Act.


SEC. 104. The President shall provide effective and continuing liaison between the Federal Government and the Commission and a coordinated review within the Federal Government of the plans and recommendations submitted by the Commission pursuant to sections 102 and 103.


SEC. 105. (a) For the period ending on June 30, 1967, the administrative expenses of the Commission shall be paid by the Federal Government. Thereafter, such expenses shall be paid 50 per centum by the Federal Government and 50 per centum by the States in the region, except that the expenses of the Federal Cochairman, his alternate, and his staff shall be paid solely by the Federal Government. The share to be paid by each State shall be determined by the Commission. The Federal Cochairman shall not participate or vote in such determination. No assistance authorized by this Act shall be furnished to any State or to any political subdivision or any resident of any State, nor shall the State member of the Commission participate or vote in any determination by the Commission while such State is delinquent in payment or its share of such expenses.

1 Sec. 102(9), providing for advice by the Commission to the Secretary of Commerce on proposed grants for administrative expenses of local development districts, repealed by sec. 102 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 1967, 81 Stat. 257.

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