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to the regional commissions prior to the end of the fiscal year for which appropriated."

SEC. 206. Title V of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3181 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sections:

"COORDINATION

"SEC. 511. The Secretary shall coordinate his activities in making grants and loans under titles I and II of this Act with those of each of the Federal cochairmen in making grants under this title, and each Federal cochairman shall coordinate his activities in making grants under this title with those of the Secretary in making grants and loans under titles I and II of this Act.

“ALASKA "SEC. 512. There is hereby authorized not to exceed $500,000 for the two-fiscal-year period ending June 30, 1971, to the Federal Field Committee for Development Planning in Alaska for the purpose of planning economic development programs and projects in Alaska in cooperation with the government of the State of Alaska. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed as precluding the establishment of a regional commission for Alaska.

“REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS “Sec. 513. (a) The Secretary of Transportation, acting jointly with the regional commissions, is authorized to conduct and facilitate full and complete investigations and studies of the needs of the economic development regions established under this title for regional transportation systems which will further the purposes of this Act, and in connection therewith, to carry out such demonstration projects as he determines to be necessary to the conduct of such investigations and studies. The Secretary of Transportation shall report to Congress not later than January 10, 1971, the results of such investigations and studies together with his recommendations and those of each regional commission.

“(b) There is authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $20,000,000 to carry out this section. Such amount shall be in addition to those sums otherwise authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title.”

TITLE III_AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC WORKS

AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1965

Sec. 301. Title I of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended, is further amended as follows:

(1) The first sentence of section 101(c) of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3131 (c)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof a comma and the following: "except that in the case of a grant to an Indian tribe, the Secretary may reduce the non-Federal share below such per centum or may waive the non-Federal share”.

(2) Section 105 is amended by striking“June 30, 1969" and inserting in lieu thereof"June 30, 1970”.

SEC. 302. Section 301 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3151) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

“(f) The Secretary is authorized 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 regional productivity and growth, prevent out-migration, and otherwise carry out the purposes of this Act."

Sec. 303. Section 302 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3152) is amended by striking out “1970." and inserting in lieu thereof "1969, and $50,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1970."

SEC. 304. (a) Subsection (a) of section 401 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3161) is amended by striking out the period at the end of such subsection and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon and the following:

“(6) those areas selected for assistance under part D of title I of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, and those areas which the Secretary determines meet the purposes of section 150 of part D of title I of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, and which otherwise meet the requirements of this Act, except that no redevelopment area established under this paragraph shall be eligible to meet the requirement of section 403(a)(1)(B) of this Act.” (b) Subsection (b) (3) of such section 101 is amended by inserting after" (a) (3)” the following:"or (a) (6)”.

(c) Subsection (b), (4) of such section 401 is amended by striking out "and (a) (4)” and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “(a) (4) and (a) (6)”.

(d) The second sentence of subsection (d) of such section 401 is amended by inserting immediately after “any other subsection of this section” the following: "other than subsection (a) (6)”.

(Approved November 25, 1969.)

B-Section-by-Section Analysis

SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF TITLE I, THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL

DEVELOPMENT ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1969, PUBLIC LAW 91-123 Section 101.Short title: Cites title I as the Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 1969.

Section 102.-Administrative expenses of the Commission: Amends section 105 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 (hereinafter referred to in this title as "the Act”) to authorize the appropriation of $1,900,000 to the Commission for the 2-fiscal-year period ending June 30, 1971, including $475,000 for expenses of the Federal Cochairman, his alternate, and his staff. Commission administrative expenses are shared equally by the Federal Government and the States. The expenses of the Federal Cochairman, his alternate, and his staff are borne solely by the Federal Government.

Section 103.-Appalachian highway program: Amends section 201 of the Act as follows:

First: Makes provisions of sections 106(a) and 118 of title 23, United States Code, relating to the obligation, period of availability and expenditure of Federal-aid highway funds applicable to the Appalachian development highway and local access road programs. This amendment makes clear that Appalachian highway funds allocated to the States by the Commission can be obligated in advance of appropriations in å manner similar to the regular Federal-aid highway programs.

Second. Authorizes the appropriation to the President of $175 million for each of fiscal years 1970, 1971, and 1972, and $170 million for fiscal year 1973. This represents a two-year extension of the highway program and an increase of $150 million in the authorization, bringing the total authorization for the program to $1,165 million.

Section 104.Demonstration health projects: Amends section 202 of the Act as follows:

First: Adds a specific reference to nutrition and child care projects to emphasize the need for increased attention to these elements of comprehensive health care.

Second: Increases, from 50 to 75 percent, the Federal percentage payable in operating grants for demonstration health projects in the third, fourth, and fifth years of project operation.

Third: Makes clear that grants for operating expenses may be made entirely from section 202 funds or in combination with grants from other programs assisting in the operation of health-related facilities or the provision of health services to the maximum percentage authorized by section 202 which is 100% for the first two years of operation and 75% for the next three.

Fourth: Adds language providing for emphasis to programs and research for the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of "black lung" and other occupational diseases arising from coal mining.

Section 105.-Mining area restoration: Amends section 205 of the act to make clear that the Secretary of the Interior may make grants to the States for planning and executing mine fire projects. Previously, the law had been interpreted as requiring Federal contracting and supervision on all such projects.

The existing maximum 75–25 Federal-State matching ratio for mining area restoration projects is continued for fiscal years 1970 and 1971.

Section 106.Assistance for planning and other preliminary, expenses of proposed housing projects under sections 221 and 236 of the National Housing Act: Amends section 207 of the act to authorize the Secretary of HUD to provide, directly or through contract with private or public organizations, technical assistance to encourage the establishment of nonprofit and limited dividend groups, and to stimulate the construction, rehabilitation, and operation of housing for low and moderate income families in the region. Previously, the law had been interperted to permit the use of section 207 funds only in connection with specifically identifiable housing projects.

Section 107.-Supplemental grants : Amends section 214 as follows:

First: Makes Federal grant-in-aid programs authorized on or before December 31, 1970, which assist in land acquisition or the construction or equipment of facilities, eligible for supplemental grants. The previous cutoff date was December 31, 1967.

Second: Permits supplemental grants for sewage treatment projects constructed, in advance of appropriations, under section 8(c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

Section 108.Local development districts and demonstrations and training : Amends section 302 of the act to eliminate the 3-year limitation on financial assistance for administrative expenses of multicounty organizations certified as local development districts. The 3-year limitation is retained for State agencies certified as local development districts. Senate and House conferees agreed that in the administration of section 302 and all other provisions of law authorizing grants for manpower training, there should be increased emphasis on projects for training, retraining and rehabilitating coal miners, particularly those in rural areas of Appalachia.

Section 109 Authorizations: Amends section 401 of the act to authorize $268,500,000 for the 2-fiscal-year period ending June 30, 1971, to carry out non-highway programs under the act, as follows: Sec. 202. Demonstration health projects---

$90,000,000 Sec. 203. Land stabilization, conservation, and erosion control.- 15, 000, 000 Sec. 205. Mining area restoration.

15, 000, 000 Sec. 207. Housing assistance

3,000,000 Sec. 211. Vocational education.

50,000,000 Sec. 214. Supplemental grants

82,500,000 Sec. 302. Administrative expenses of local development districts and research

13,000,000 Section 110.Upper New York study: Amends section 403 by adding a new provision authorizing a study by the President to determine the extent to which portions of upper New York State should be added to the Appalachian region, or to the New England region established under title V of the Economic Development Act of 1965. Study results and recommendations are to be made to Congress no later than June 30, 1970.

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