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Directorate for Program Developmer.

Works closely with:

Federal team participants (from EAC member departments and agencies) and staffs of Congressional delegation


Specific Responsibilities

Develops community development strategies in concert with communities and assisted by the Directorate for Operations.

Makes field surveys and reports thereon.

Prepares community profiles, industrial development profile and industrial district plans.

Prepares economic impact analyses (macro and micro).

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Develops new Federal resource inputs to Economic Adjust... Program, including Federal research and development efforts.

Assists in enlisting new program resources from private sector, including university, national association, and development organization inputs.

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The Di rector for Program Operat i ons is responsible for hel pi ng communities implement development strategies. In addit i on, the Direct or is responsible for coor di nati ng (at both Washington and regional level s) all aspects of each community's implementation with Federal team participants, EAC member representatives, appropriate Congressi onal staff s, the St at e devel opment agency, and the appropriate Federal Regional Council.

b. Reporting Relationships

Reports to: The Executive Di rector of OEA and, in his ab

sence, to the Deput y Executive Di rect or.

Di rects:

All staff and functions of the Di rect orat e
for Program Operat i ons,

Works closely wit h: Federal team parti ci pants (from EAC

member departments and agencies), EAC member represent at ives, Federal Regi onal Councils, staffs of Congressional del egations.

c. Specific Responsibilities

Works closely with community leaders to implement the community's economic adjustment program as defined by program development di rectorate.

Serves as focal point within Federal Government for assuring implementation of community strategy.

• Develops inputs to economic adjustment strategies with emphasis on buil ding area organizational abilities.

• Organizes and participates in Federal team surveys of impacted communities.

Performs reconnaissance surveys of impacted communities.

Prepares reports of progress for each community program,

Prepares base-use plans in base closure situations.



May 30,




Guidance for Federal Regional Councils and
Office of Economic Adjustment Personnel on
Defense Economic Adjustment Activities

I am informed that you have met with DCD Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) staff to discuss the Defense readjustment program in your region, and that in some instances FRC representatives have accompanied ons on visits to affected areas. In order to clear up any uncertainty concerning FRC responsibility beyond these initial visits, guidelines are suggested below. These guidelines supplement the Economic Impact Guidelines approved by the USG and sent out December 15, 1972, as weli as the information sent out April 17, 1973, on military base ciosings. I expect you to use juuyen.ent in now triese guidelines are applied, and we anticipate your calling to our attentioz. any special probleins in applying them.


OEA Lead Responsibility. OEA has lead in the Defense
realignment program, which includes identifying DOD
realignment impacts, problems or issues, developing
with communities the necessary plans to ameliorate
impacts or meet local problems and issues, and in
encouraging communities to mobilize resources to
meet adjustment needs. FCs are expected to play a
support role to OEA as indicated below.


Emphasis on FRC's Intergovernnental Relations Role. The Fi.Cs have an especiaily important support task to perform in intergovernmental relations - a task perhaps best described as "eyes and ears, early warning, and grievous error prevention." As an additional service to OEA, Defense realignment should be a key agenda item in ongoing FRC discussions with State and local officials. Wien problers are raised by local officials, they should be encouraged to resolve them locally with OLA. We want to be informed by the

Councils of unresolvable issues in time to consider additional action before "hard lines" are drawn publicly. We look to FRC's close monitoring and early identification of major problems arising from

the Defense realignment effort. 3. FRC Support of OEA Efforts.


FRCs should give top priority to commenting on
impact analyses and recovery plans (regularly
provided by OEA), with emphasis on program and
political feasibility.

b. FRCs should priority to assisting OEA

in intergovernmental relations and in mobilizing
community resources according tu the OEA/Com-
munity-developed plan.

c. Where statutory and funding flexibilities exist,

FRCS should assemble or otherwise facilitate
OEA's receipt of agencies' advice on Federal
programs which might be shifted to meet local

realignment problems.
d. Where statutory or funding flexibilities do not

exist, FRCS should see that OEA receives clear
advice from the agencies on requests which can-
not be met.


FRCs should assist in coordinating the delivery

of Federal programs to impacted areas. 4. PRC Response to State and Local Requests. State and

local reques:s for assistance should be responded to with an indication of OEA's lead role and the FRC'S intention to co all it can to support OEA. OEA should be informed of the cequest, included in the discussions, and supported as indicated above. Care should be taken

to avoid raising prenature or false expectations. 5. Advice to Agencies on Availability of Resources for

Defense paaiinninent. Questions and issues concerning availability of non-DOD Federal resources to ameliorate Defense realignment impacts should be resolved expeditiously through normal agency channels.

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Frederic V. Malek
Chairman, Under Secretaries

Group for Reg nal Operations

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