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CHAPTER III-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
NOTE: The Area Redevelopment Act expired on August 31, 1965 and the Economic Development Administration succeeded to, among other things, certain responsibilities of the Area Redevelopment Administration, including liquidation thereof.
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Establishment and organization.
131 F.R. 8, Jan. 4, 1966.
PART 301-ESTABLISHMENT AND
Subpart A-Introduction Sec. 301.1 Creation. 301.2 Definitions. 301.3 Purpose.
Subpart B-Functions and Programs 301.10 Direct and supplementary grants for
public works and development facilities under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of
1965. 801.11 Loans for public works and develop
ment facilities. 801.12 Loans for industrial and commercial
projects. : 301.13 Guarantees for working capital loans.
801.14 Technical assistance. -301.15 Grants-in-aid for planning and ad
ministrative expenses. 301.16 Long-range study, training, and re
search. 801.17 Information.
Subpart C—Description of Organization 301.30 Washington office. 301.31 Economic Development Area Offices:
Locations. 801.32 Assistant Secretary. 301.33 Deputy Assistant Secretary. 801.34 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pol
icy Coordination. 301.35 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eco
nomic Development Planning. 801.36 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eco
nomic Operations. 301.37 Office of Program Plans and Analysis. 301.38 Office of Economic Research. 301.39 Office of the Chief Counsel. 301.40 Office of Public Affairs. 801.41 Office of Congressional Relations. 301.42 Office of Equal Opportunity. 301.43 Office of Administration. 301.44 Economic Development Area Ofices:
Subpart D [Reserved)
Subpart E-General Rules 301.50 Relocation and expansion. 301.51 Excess capacity. 301.52 Applicable labor standards. 301.53 Nondiscrimination. 801.54 Records and audit. 301.55 Penalties. 301.56 Assignment or sale at public or pri
vate sale. 301.57 Employment of expediters and ad
ministrative employees. 301.58 Employment of local labor. 301.59 Facilities for electricity and gas. 301.60 Sewer facilities. 301.61 Preapproval construction, 301.62 Record of application, 301.63 Disclosure of information to the
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 301 issued under sec. 501, 65 Stat. 290, secs. 214, 302, 701, 79 Stat. 17, 19, 570, 81 Stat. 54; 31 U.S.C. 483a, 40 U.S.C. App. A 214, 302, 42 U.S.C. 3211, 5 U.S.C. 552, Dept. of Commerce Orders 5A, 64, 31 F.R. 16728, 32 F.R. 9734.
Subpart A-Introduction SOURCE: The provisions of this Subpart A appear at 31 F.R. 11287, Aug. 26, 1966, unless otherwise noted. $ 301.1 Creation.
The Economic Development Administration was created by order of the Department of Commerce pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of Commerce by the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (P.L. 89–136, Aug. 26, 1965; 79 Stat. 552, 42 U.S.C. 3121). The authority delegated by the Secretary to the Economic Development Administration is vested in the Assistant Secretary for Economic Development. The Secretary has also delegated certain functions under the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 (P.L. 89-4, Mar. 9, 1965; 79 Stat. 5, 40 U.S.C. App. A2) to the Economic Development Administration. (31 F.R. 16669, Dec. 30, 1966) $ 301.2 Definitions.
(a) Act. “Act” when used without further designation means the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, cited in $ 301.1.
(b) Administration. "Administration" when used without further designation means the Economic Development Administration.
(c) Advisory Committee. “Advisory Committee" when used without further designation means the Advisory Committee on Regional Economic Development appointed by the Secretary in accordance with section 602 of the Act.
(d) Area. “Area” when used without further designation means a geographic area which is being proposed or considered for designation by the Assistant Secretary under the Act and generally refers to a county, a "labor area" (as defined by the Secretary of Labor), or a municipality with a population of over 250,000, whichever the Assistant Secretary may determine to be appropriate.
(e) Assistant Secretary. “Assistant Secretary” when used without further designation means the Assistant Secre
132 F.R. 10836, July 25, 1.967.
tary of Commerce for Economic Develop- designation means loan or grant assistment.
ance from the Administration in accord(f) Center. "Center" when used with- ance with sections 101, 201, or 202 of the out further designation means any eco- Act. nomic development center or redevel- (0) Local government. "Local govopment center designated by the Assist- ernment” when used without further ant Secretary under section 403 of the designation means any municipality, Act. (See "Economic development cen- county, town, parish, or other general ter" below.)
purpose political subdivision of a State or (g) Designated area. “Designated territory. area" when used without further desig- (p) OEDP. “OEDP" when used withnation means any area or center which out further designation means an Overhas been designated by the Assistant all Economic Development Program (or, Secretary under sections 102, 401, or 403 plan of action) pertaining to an area, of the Act as eligible to apply for finan- district, or region. Approval of an OEDP cial assistance.
by the Assistant Secretary is a pre(h) Designation. "Designation" as requisite for designation. used in this chapter generally refers to (q) Qualified (or, qualifying) area. the act of the Assistant Secretary in “Qualified area" when used without designating a geographic area, district, further designation means an area which economic development center, or region is qualified under the statistical or reas eligible to apply for Federal assistance lated criteria of the Act for designation under the Act. It may also refer to the as a “redevelopment area” or “Title I status of an area, district, center, or area," subject to the other provisions of region so designated. (See "Designated the Act. Qualification is a prerequisite area" above.)
for designation. (1) District. See "Economic develop- (r) Redevelopment area. “Redevelment district" below.
opment area" when used without further (j) EDA. "EDA” when used without designation means any area which has further designation means the Economic been designated by the Assistant SecDevelopment Administration, a primary retary as a redevelopment area under constituent organization of the United section 401 of the Act. States Department of Commerce, created (s) Redevelopment center. “Redevelas set forth in $ 301.1 above.
opment center" when used without fur(k) Economic development center. ther designation means any geographic "Economic development center" when area constituting all or part of a redevelused without further designation means opment area which has been identified in any geographic area within the United an approved district overall economic deStates having a population of 250,000 or velopment program as having sufficient less which has been identified as an eco- size and potential to foster the economic nomic development center in an ap- growth activities necessary to alleviate proved district overall economic de- the distress of the redevelopment areas velopment program and which has been composing the district. specifically designated by the Assistant (t) Region. “Region” when used Secretary as such and as eligible to apply without further designation means an for financial assistance under section 403 economic development region designated of the Act.
by the Secretary of Commerce with the (1) Economic development district. concurrence of the States concerned, “Economic development district” when pursuant to Title V of the Act. used without further designation means (u) Secretary. “Secretary” when used any area within the United States com- in this chapter without further designaposed of at least two cooperating redevel
tion means the Secretary of Commerce, opment areas and, where appropriate,
the Assistant Secretary for Economic designated economic development centers
Development when exercising authorities or neighboring counties or communities,
delegated by the Secretary of Commerce which has been designated by the Assist
in Department Order 5-A, or any person ant Secretary as an economic development district.
duly authorized to act for the Secretary (m) Eligible area. See "Designated
of Commerce in his name or stead. area" above.
(v) Title I area. “Title I area" when (n) Financial assistance. "Financial used without further designation means assistance" when used without further any area which has been designated by
the Assistant Secretary under section 102 of the Act. (31 F.R. 16670, Dec. 30, 1966, as amended at 32 F.R. 10365, July 14, 1967) $ 301.3 Purpose.
The purpose of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 and the administration thereof is to establish an effective program of Federal financial assistance in order to create long-term employment opportunities and to benefit the long-term unemployed and members of low-income families, or otherwise to further the objectives of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, in economically distressed communities, areas, districts, and regions of the United States through economic planning, public works, industrial and commercial loans, planning grants, and technical assistance. Subpart B-Functions and Programs
SOURCE: The provisions of this Subpart B appear at 31 F.R. 11288, Aug. 26, 1966; 31 F.R. 16670, Dec. 30, 1966, unless otherwise noted. & 301.10 Direct and supplementary
grants for public works and devel. opment facilities under the Public Works and Economic Development,
Act of 1965. Public works, public service, and development facility projects which directly or indirectly contribute to long-range economic growth or benefit long-term unemployed and members of low-income families in designated areas are eligible for direct grants not exceeding 50 percent of the aggregate cost of the project as determined by the Assistant Secretary. Such projects in severely distressed areas may receive supplementary grants to augment basic grants received under this Act or under other Federal grant-inaid programs, provided the total Federal financial assistance for any project does not exceed 80 percent of the aggregate project cost. $ 301.11 Loans for public works and de
velopment facilities. Loans are authorized for public works, public service, and development facility projects in redevelopment areas and centers, but not in Title I areas. It must be established that the funds requested for any such project are not otherwise available on terms which will permit the accomplishment of the project within the designated area, that the project will make a substantial contribution to op
portunities for permanent employment or the alleviation of poverty, and that there is reasonable expectation of repayment. $ 301.12 Loans for industrial and com
mercial projects. Loans up to a maximum of 65 percent of the aggregate cost of a project (as determined by the Assistant Secretary) are authorized for industrial and commercial purposes in redevelopment areas and centers, but not in Title I areas. It must be established that the funds sought are not otherwise available on terms which will permit the accomplishment of the project within the designated area and that the project will make a substantial contribution to opportunities for permanent employment. 301.13 Guarantees for working capital
loans. The Assistant Secretary may guarantee loans for working capital made to private borrowers by private lending institutions for projects assisted under $ 301.12. Such guarantees may not exceed 90 percent of the outstanding unpaid balance of the working capital loan. $ 301.14 Technical assistance.
The Assistant Secretary may provide technical assistance, including project planning and feasibility studies, management and operational assistance, and studies evaluating an area's needs and potentialities for economic growth, to redevelopment areas and other areas which he finds have substantial need for such assistance. Technical assistance may be provided by the Administration staff, by other Federal departments or agencies on a reimbursable basis, by individuals, firms, or institutions under contract with the Assistant Secretary, or by grants-in-aid to appropriate public or nonprofit organizations. The Assistant Secretary is authorized to require repayment of technical assistance, when appropriate, and to set the terms and conditions of such repayment. § 301.15 Grants-in-aid for planning and
administrative expenses. The Assistant Secretary may provide grants-in-aid to defray up to 75 percent of the allowable administrative expenses of appropriate State, area, district, or local public or private nonprofit economic planning organizations. To assure adequate and effective planning and
economical use of funds, these grantsin-aid must, where practicable, be used in conjunction with other available Federal planning assistance, such as urban planning grants authorized under the Housing Act of 1954, as amended, and highway planning and research grants authorized under the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1962. $ 301.16 Long-range study, training, and
research. The Assistant Secretary is authorized to establish and conduct a continuing program of study, training, and research to (a) assist in determining the causes of unemployment, underemployment, underdevelopment, and chronic economic depression in the various areas of the Nation; (b) assist in the formulation and implementation of national, State, and local programs which will raise income levels and otherwise produce solutions to the problems resulting from these conditions; and (c) assist in providing the personnel needed to conduct such programs. This program may be carried out by the Administration staff, by other Federal departments and agencies on a reimbursable basis, by others under contract with the Assistant Secretary, through grants authorized by the Act, or through conferences and similar meetings. The results of such research may be made available to interested individuals, and organizations. § 301.17 Information.
The Assistant Secretary is authorized to aid redevelopment areas and other areas by furnishing to individuals, communities, industries, and enterprises technical information, market research, and other forms of assistance, information, and advice which would be useful in alleviating or preventing conditions of excessive unemployment or underemployment within such areas. Subpart C-Description of
Organization SOURCE: The provisions of this Subpart C appear at 31 F.R. 16670, Dec. 30, 1966; 32 F.R. 10836, July 25, 1967, unless otherwise noted. $ 301.30 Washington office.
The central and principal office of the Economic Development Administration is in the Department of Commerce, 15th Street at Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, D.C. 20230.
$ 301.31 Economic Development Area
Offices: Locations. (a) North Eastern. Sheraton-Eastland Motor Hotel, 157 High Street, Portland, Maine. Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
(b) Mid Atlantic. Veterans Administration Building, 19 North Maine Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Serving Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
(c) Mid Eastern Chafin Building, 517 Ninth Street, Huntington, W. Va. Serving Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(d) South Eastern. Acuff Building, 904 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, Ala. Serving: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
(e) North Central. 505 Sellwood Building, 200 West Superior Street, Duluth, Minn. Serving: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
(f) South Western. 314 West 11th Street, Austin, Tex. Serving: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.
(g) Western. Queen Anne Post Office Statiori, First and Republic Streets, Seattle, Wash. Serving: Alaska, American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. 8 301.32
Assistant Secretary. (a) The Economic Development Administration is headed by the Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, who directs the programs and is responsible for the conduct of all activities of the Administration subject to the policies and directives prescribed by the Secretary of Commerce.
(b) He will assist the Secretary in the general supervision and coordination of the Federal Cochairmen and in effecting a resolution of policy questions between the Regional Commissions, their Federal Cochairmen, the Federal Development Committees, and other Federal agencies. (32 F.R. 10365, July 14, 1967) 8 301.33 Deputy Assistant Secretary.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary directs and coordinates the Area Offices, assists the Assistant Secretary in all matters affecting the Economic Development Ad