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SEC. 108. Section 302 (a) (1) (B) of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 (40 App. U.S.C. 302) is amended by inserting before "a local" the following: "a State agency certified as".

SEC. 109. Section 401 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 (40 App. U.S.C. 401) is amended by striking out the period at the end thereof and inserting in lieu thereof a comma and the following: "and not to exceed $268,500,000 for the two-fiscal-year period ending June 30, 1971, to carry out this Act, of which amount not to exceed $90,000,000 is authorized for section 202, $15,000,000 for section 203, $15,000,000 for section 205, $3,000,000 for section 207, $50,000,000 for section 211, $82,500,000 for section 214, and $13,000,000 for section 302."

SEC. 110. Section 403 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 (40 App. U.S.C. 403) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

"The President is authorized and directed to make a study of the extent to which portions of upper New York State which are geographically part of the New England region or the Appalachian region and share the social and economic characteristics thereof should be included in either of such regions. He shall submit the results of such study together with his recommendations to Congress not later than June 30, 1970."

SEC. 111. Section 405 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 (40 App. U.S.C. 405) is amended by inserting immediately after "Act" the following: ", other than section 201,".

TITLE II-AMENDMENTS TO TITLE V OF THE PUBLIC WORKS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1965

SEC. 201. This title may be cited as the "Regional Action Planning Commission Amendments of 1969".

SEC. 202. Section 501 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3181) is amended by redesignating section 501 as section 501 (a) and adding the following new subsection (b):

"(b) Upon resolution of the Committee on Public Works of the Senate or the House of Representatives, the Secretary is directed to study the advisability of altering the geographical area of any region designated under this section, in order to further the purpose of this Act."

SEC. 203. (a) Subsection (a) of section 505 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3185) is amended to read as follows:

"(a) (1) The Secretary is authorized to provide to the commissions technical assistance which would be useful in aiding the commissions to carry out their functions under this Act and to develop recommendations and programs. Such assistance shall include studies and plans evaluating the needs of, and developing potentialities for, economic growth of such region, and research on improving the conservation and utilization of the human and natural resources of the region, and planning, investigations, studies, demonstration projects, and training programs which will further the purposes of this Act. Such

assistance may be provided by the Secretary through members of his staff, through the payment of funds authorized for this section to other departments or agencies of the Federal Government, or through the employment of private individuals, partnerships, firms, corporations, or suitable institutions, under contracts entered into for such purposes, or through grant-in-aid to the commissions. The Secretary, in his discretion, may require the repayment of assistance provided under this paragraph and prescribes the terms and conditions in such repayment.

"(2) In carrying out their functions under this Act the commissions are authorized to engage in planning, investigations, studies, demonstration projects, and training programs which will further the purposes of this Act and which have been approved by the Secretary. Such activities may be carried out by the commissions through the payment of funds to departments, agencies, or instrumentalities of the Federal Government, or through the employment of private individuals, partnerships, firms, or corporations, or suitable institutions under contracts entered into for such purposes or through grants-inaid to agencies of State or local governments. In the case of demonstration projects and training programs, to the maximum extent possible, such projects and programs shall be carried out through departments, agencies, or instrumentalities of the Federal Government or of State or local governments."

(b) The second sentence of subsection (b) of section 505 of such Act is amended to read as follows: "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 administrative 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."

(c) Subsection (c) of section 505 of such Act is amended to read as follows:

"(c) Not to exceed 10 per centum of the funds appropriated under authority of section 509(d) of this title for any fiscal year shall be expended in such fiscal year in carrying out subsection (a) (1) and subsection (b) of this section."

SEC. 204. Section 506 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3186) is amended by inserting "(a)" immediately after "SEC. 506." and by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection (b):

"(b) The Federal cochairman shall establish and at all times maintain his headquarters office in the District of Columbia."

SEC. 205. (a) Subsection (a) of section 509 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3188a) is amended to read as follows:

"(a) In order to enable the State and other entities within economic development regions established under this Act to take maximum advantage of Federal grant-in-aid programs (as hereinafter defined) for which they are eligible but for which, because of their economic situation, they cannot supply the required matching share, or for which there are insufficient funds available under the Federal grant-in-aid

Act authorizing such programs to meet pressing needs of the region, the Secretary shall, once a comprehensive long-range economic plan established pursuant to clause (2) of section 503 (a) is in effect, provide funds pursuant to specific recommendations, to each of the Federal cochairmen of the regional commissions heretofore or hereafter established under this title, to be used for all or any portion of the basic Federal contribution to projects under such Federal grant-in-aid programs authorized by Federal grant-in-aid Acts, and for the purpose of increasing the Federal contribution to projects under such programs above the fixed maximum portion of the cost of such projects otherwise authorized by the applicable law. No program, or project authorized under this section shall be implemented until (1) applications and plans relating to the program or project have been determined by the responsible Federal official to be compatible with the provisions and objectives of Federal laws which he administers that are not inconsistent with this Act, and (2) the Regional Commission involved has approved such program or project and has determined that it meets the applicable criteria under section 504 and will contribute to the development of the region, which determination shall be controlling. In the case of any program or project for which all or any portion of the basic Federal contribution to the project under a Federal grant-in-aid program is proposed to be made under this subsection, no such Federal contribution shall be made until the responsible Federal official administering the Federal grant-in-aid Act authorizing such contribution certifies that such program or project me is all of the requirements of such Federal grant-in-aid Act and could be approved for Federal contribution under such Act if funds were available under such Act for such program or project. Funds may be provided for programs and projects in a State under this subsection only if the Commission determines that the level of Federal and State financial assistance under titles of this Act other than this title, and under Acts other than this Act, for the same type of programs or projects in that portion of the State within the region will not be diminished in order to substitute funds authorized by this subsection. Funds provided pursuant to this Act shall be available without regard to any limitations on authorizations for appropriation in any other Act."

(b) Subsection (c) of section 509 of such Act is amended by striking out in the first sentence thereof "December 31, 1967" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1970".

(c) Subsection (d) of section 509 of such Act is amended to read as follows:

"(d) There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this title, for the two-fiscal-year period ending June 30, 1971, to be available until expended, not to exceed $255,000,000. After deducting such amounts as are authorized to carry out subsections (a)(1) and (b) of section 505, the Secretary shall apportion the remainder of the sums appropriated under this authorization for any fiscal year to the regional commissions, except that not less than 10 per centum nor more than 25 per centum of such remaining amount shall be allocated to any one regional commission. All amounts appropriated under this authorization for any fiscal year shall be apportioned by the Secretary

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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 401 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.)

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