Page images
PDF
EPUB

8I'STAT. 262

region determined by the Commission to have significant potential for future growth.

"(b) No grant under this section shall exceed 80 per centum of those

administrative expenses, incident to planning a project and obtaining 68 Stat. 599.

an insured mortgage under section 221, which the Secretary considers 12 USC 17151.

not to be recoverable from the proceeds of a mortgage insured under such section : Provided, That no grant shall be made to an organization established for profit.

"(c) No loan under this section shall exceed 80 per centum of the cost of planning a project and obtaining an insured mortgage under section 221, including, but not limited to, preliminary surveys and analyses of market needs, preliminary site engineering and architectural fees, site options, Federal Housing Administration and Federal National Mortgage Association fees, and construction loan fees and discounts. Loans may be made without interest, or at any market or below market interest rate authorized for a mortgage insured under section 221: Provided, That any loan made to an organization established for profit shall bear interest at the prevailing market rate authorized for a mortgage insured under such section. The Secretary may, except in the case of a loan to an organization established for profit, waive the repayment of all or any part of a loan made under this section, including interest, which he finds the borrower is unable to recover from the proceeds of a mortgage insured under section

221. Appalachian "(d) All funds allocated to the Secretary for the purposes of this Housing Fund. section shall be deposited in a fund which shall be known as the Ap

palachian Housing Fund and shall be used as a revolving fund by the Secretary for carrying out such purposes. General expenses of administration of this section may be charged to the fund. Moneys in the fund not needed for current operation may be invested in bonds or other obligations guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States.

"(e) Not to exceed $5,000,000 of the funds authorized in section 401 Post, p. 266. of this Act for the two-fiscal-year period ending June 30, 1969, shall be

available to carry out this section." 79 Stat. 16. Sec. 113. (a) Subsection (a) of section 211 of the Act, entitled 40 USC app. 211. “VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FACILITIES”, is amended by inserting before

the word "needed” in the first sentence, the following: "and for the equipment of such facilities and other school facilities”.

(b) Subsection (b) of section 211 of the Act is amended to read as follows:

“(b) Not to exceed $26,000,000 of the funds authorized in section 401 of this Act for the two-fiscal-year period ending June 30, 1969,

shall be available to carry out this section.” 40 USC app. 212. Sec. 114. Subsection (b) of section 212 of the Act, entitled “SEWAGE

TREATMENT WORKS”, is amended to read as follows:

“(b) Not to exceed $6,000,000 of the funds authorized in section 401 of this Act for the two-fiscal-year period ending June 30, 1969, shall be available to carry out this section.”

SEC. 115. (a) Section 701 (a) of the Housing Act of 1954 (40 U.S.C. 73 Stat. 678; 461 (a)) is amended by striking out "and" at the end of clause (8) and 78 Stat. 792, all of clause (9) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: 793; 79 Stat. 17. “(9) the Appalachian Regional Commission, for comprehen

sive planning for the Appalachian region as defined by section 79 Stat. 21.

403 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965; and 40 USC app. 403. "(10) local development districts, certified under section 301 of Post, p. 266.

the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, for compre79 Stat. 19.

hensive planning for their entire areas, or for metropolitan plan40 USC app. 301. ning, urban planning, county planning, or small municipality

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

79 Stat. 17.

[merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]

81 STAT. 263 planning within such areas in the Appalachian region, and for

planning for Appalachian regional programs. (b). The proviso of the first sentence of section 701 (b) of the Housing Act of 1954 is amended by inserting after “States' the words 78 Stat. 792; “and local development districts”. Sec. 116. Section 214 of the Act is amended to read as follows: 40 USC 461.

79 Stat. 17. “SUPPLEMENTS TO FEDERAL GRANT-IN-AID PROGRAMS

40 USC app.

214. “Sec. 214. (a) In order to enable the people, States, and local communities of the region, including local development districts, 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, the President is authorized to provide funds to the Federal Cochairman to be used for the sole purpose of increasing the Federal contribution to projects under Federal grant-in-aid programs, as hereafter defined, above the fixed maximum portion of the cost of such projects otherwise authorized by the applicable law. Funds shall be so provided for Federal grant-in-aid programs for which funds are available under the Acts authorizing such programs and shall be available without regard to any appropriation authorization ceilings in such Acts. Any finding, report, certification, or documentation required to be submitted to the head of the department, agency, or instrumentality of the Federal Government responsible for the administration of any Federal grant-in-aid program shall be accepted by the Federal Cochairman with respect to a supplemental grant for any project under such program.

"b) The Federal portion of such costs shall not be increased in excess of the percentages established by the Commission, and shall in no event exceed 80 per centum thereof.

"(c) The term 'Federal grant-in-aid programs'as used in this section "Federal grantmeans those Federal grant-in-aid programs authorized by this Act for in-aid programs. the construction or equipment of facilities, and all other Federal grantin-aid programs authorized on or before December 31, 1967, by Acts other than this Act for the acquisition of land or the construction or equipment of facilities, including but not limited to grant-in-aid programs authorized by the following Acts: Federal Water Pollution Control Act; Watershed Protection and Flood Pevention Act; title 33 USC 466 note; VI of the Public Health Service Act; Vocational Education Act of 16 USC 1001 note; 1963; Library Services Act; Federal Airport Act; part IV of title III 42 USC 291; of the Communications Act of 1934; Higher Education Facilities Act 20 USC 35 note, of 1963; Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965; National 351 note; 49 USC

1101 note; 47 USC Defense Education Act of 1958. The term shall not include (A) the

390-397; 20 USC program for the construction of the development highway system 701 note; 16 USC authorized by section 201 of this Act or any other program relating 4601-4 note; 20 to highway or road construction, or (B) any other program for which usc 401 noté. loans or other Federal financial assistance, except à grant-in-aid pro- Ante, p. 258. gram, is authorized by this or any other Act.

“(d) Not to exceed $97,000,000 of the funds authorized in section 101 of this Act for the two-fiscal-year period ending June 30, 1969, Post, p. 266. shall be available to carry out this section.”

SEC. 117. (a) The first sentence of section 221 of the Act, entitled 79 Stat. 18. MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT", is amended by striking out "exclusive of 40 USC app. Federal funds," and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "exclusive 221. of expenditures for participation in the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, and exclusive of local funds and Federal funds,".

[ocr errors]

81 STAT. 264

(b) The second sentence of such section is amended by inserting after "Highways" the following: "and expenditures of local funds and Federal funds".

SEC. 118. Section 223 of the Act is amended to read as follows:

79 Stat. 18.
40 USC app. 223.

“PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

40 USC app. 224.

40 USC app. 302.

"Sec. 223. No program or project authorized under any section of this title 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 Commission has approved such program or project and has determined that it meets the applicable criteria under section 224 and will contribute to the development of the region, which determination shall be controlling."

Sec. 119. (a) Subsection (a) of section 2:24 of the Act, entitled **PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CRITERIA", is amended (1) by striking out "In developing recommendations on the" and inserting in lieu thereof: “In considering"; and (2) by striking out "within those recommendations".

(b) Subsection (b) of such section is amended by striking out clause (1) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: -(1) to assist establishments relocating from one area to another;

Sec. 120. Section 302 of the Act, entitled “GRANTS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS AND FOR RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS", is amended by (1) striking out subsections (a) through (c); (2) redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and (3) inserting the following new subsections (a) through (d): “(a) The President is authorized

*(1) to make grants to the Commission for administrative expenses, including technical services, of local development districts, but (A) the amount of any such grant shall not exceed 75 per centum of such expenses, (B) no grants for administrative expenses shall be made for a local development district for a period in excess of three years beginning on the date the initial grant is made for such development district, and (C) the local development district contributions for administrative expenses may be in cash or in kind, fairly evaluated, including but not limited to space, equipment, and services; and

"(2) to make grants to the Commission for investigation, research, studies, technical assistance, and demonstration projects, and for training programs, but not for construction purposes,

which will further the purposes of this Act. "(b) The Commission is authorized to make a survey and study of acid pollution in the region resulting from mining activities and the effects of such pollution, in full cooperation with the Secretary of the Interior and other appropriate Federal, State, and local departments and agencies, with the objective of developing a comprehensive action program for the appropriate control, reduction, or elimination of such pollution in the region or the effects of such pollution. The Commission shall submit to the President a report, including specific recommendations for such program and for the policies under which it should be conducted, and the President shall submit the report to the Congress, together with his recommendations, not later than March 31, 1969. The study shall, among other matters—

“(1) Identify sources of acid mine pollution in the region and their type, area, ownership, and other characteristics; the relative contribution of each source; and the impact of each source on water quality in the streams affected.

Acid pollution study.

Report to
President and
Congress.

Contents.

81 STAT. 265 “(2) Identify present and potential water-using and other activities which are affected by acid mine pollution in the region, or originating in the region, and the economic and social costs and effects attributable to such pollution.

“(3) Identify known methods and costs for the control and abatement of acid mine pollution.

“(4) Estimate economic and social benefits, public and private, that are likely to result from reducing to various levels acid mine pollution in the streams of the region and identify the types of beneficiaries and the relative distribution of the benefits to such beneficiaries.

"(5) Consider the appropriate roles of Federal, State, and private interests in programs for the control, reduction, or élimination of acid mine pollution in the region and the relative costs which each should bear, including specifically (A) the extent, if any, to which private interests can bear the cost of such programs within the economics of mining activity, (B) the effectiveness of past action by Federal, State, and local units of government in remedying or controlling the adverse effects of acid mine pollution, (C) relationships which might be established among Federal, State, and local units of government, and with private interests, or implementing and funding such programs, and (D)) the need for appropriate Federal and State legislation, including adequate enforcement provisions, for such programs.

“(6) Formulate a program for the appropriate control, reduction, or elimination of acid mine pollution in the region, including the identification of specific objectives and costs, with due consideration to: (A) the developmental effects of the program, (B) the economic benefits of the program in relation to costs, (C) the social effects of the program, (D) the avoidance of unwarranted financial gain to private interests, and (E) the types and sources

of aid required to accomplish the program. "(c)(1) The Commission shall, as required by the President, main- Financial

records, tain accurate and complete records of transactions and activities financed with Federal funds and report thereon to the President. The maintenanoe. records of the Commission shall be available for audit with respect to such grants by the President and the Comptroller General or their duly authorized representatives.

"(2) Recipients of Federal assistance under the provisions of this section shall, as required by the Commission, maintain accurate and complete records of transactions and activities financed with Federal funds and report thereon to the Commission. Such records shall be available for audit by the President, the Comptroller General, and the Commission or their duly authorized representatives.

“(d) Not to exceed $11,000,000 of the funds authorized in section
101 of this Act for the two-fiscal-year period ending June 30, 1969, Post, p. 266.
shall be available to carry out this section. Not to exceed $3,000,000
of such authorization shall be available for the purposes of subsection
(b).”
Sec. 121. Section 303 of the Act is amended to read as follows:

40 USC app. 303. “PROJECT APPROVAL "Sec. 303. An application for a grant or for any other assistance for a program or project under this Act shall be made through the State member of the Commission representing such applicant, and such State member shall evaluate the application for approval.. Only applications for programs and projects which are approved by a State member as meeting the requirements for assistance under the Act shall

79 Stat. 20.

81 STAT. 266

1

be approved for assistance. No project shall be approved by the Commission unless the Commission is satisfied that the project will be properly administered, operated, and maintained.”

Sec. 122. Section 101 of the Act is amended to read as follows:

79 Stat. 21.
40 USC app. 401.

"AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

[blocks in formation]

"SEC. 401. In addition to the appropriations authorized in section 105 and in section 201 for the Appalachian development highway system and local access roads, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the President, to be available until expended, not to exceed $170,000,000 for the two-fiscal-year period ending June 30, 1969, to carry out this Act."

Sec. 123. (a) Section 403 of the Act, entitled “DEFINITION OF APPALACHIAN REGION", is amended

(1) by inserting in the clause relating to the counties in Alabama after "Jefferson," the following: "Lamar," and after "Morgan," the following: "Pickens,";

(2) by inserting after the clause relating to the counties in Maryland the following:

"In Mississippi, the counties of Alcorn, Benton, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Itawamba, Kemper, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Webster, and Winston;

“In New York, the counties of Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tomp

kins;"; and (3) by inserting in the clause relating to the counties in Tennessee after “Campbell” the following: “Cannon,”.. (b) Such section is further amended by striking out the colon following “West Virginia" and inserting in lieu thereof a period, and by striking out all of the remainder of such section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“No recommendation for any change in the definition of the Appalachian region as set forth in this section shall be proposed or considered by the Commission without a prior resolution by the Committee on Public Works of the Senate or of the House of Representatives, directing a study of such change." TITLE II_AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC WORKS AND

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1965 SEC. 201. Subsection (a) of section 503 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 is amended by striking the semicolon after clause (2), inserting a comma, and the following: “including the development of a comprehensive long-range economic plan approved by the Secretary;".

SEC. 202. Subsection (c) of section 505 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

"Not to exceed $2,500,000 of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this subsection for each fiscal year shall be allocated by the Secretary to each regional commission to carry out the purposes of this section."

Sec. 203. Section 509 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 is amended by redesignating such section as section 510 and by inserting after section 508 the following new section 509 :

79 Stat. 565. 42 USC 3183.

42 USC 3185.

42 USC 3189.

« PreviousContinue »