Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 2.djvu/468

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113 STAT. 1488 PUBLIC LAW 106-107—NOV. 20, 1999 (7) in cooperation with recipients of Federal financial assistance, establishes specific annual goals and objectives to further the purposes of this Act and measure annual performance in achieving those goals and objectives, which may be done as part of the agency's annual planning responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-62; 107 Stat. 285). (b) EXTENSION.— If a Federal agency is unable to comply with subsection (a), the Director may extend for up to 12 months the period for the agency to develop and implement a plan in accordance with subsection (a). (c) COMMENT AND CONSULTATION ON AGENCY PLANS. — Federal Register, (1) COMMENT.— Each agency shall publish the plan develpublication. oped under subsection (a) in the Federal Register and shall receive public comment of the plan through the Federal Register and other means (including electronic means). To the maximum extent practicable, each Federal agency shall hold public forums on the plan. (2) CONSULTATION.— The lead official designated under subsection (a)(4) shall consult with representatives of non-Federal entities during development and implementation of the plan. Consultation with representatives of State, local, and tribal governments shall be in accordance with section 204 of the Unfimded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1534). (d) SUBMISSION OF PLAN. —Each Federal agency shall submit the plan developed under subsection (a) to the Director and Congress and report annually thereafter on the implementation of the plan and performsince of the agency in meeting the goeils and objectives specified under subsection (a)(7). Such report may be included as part of any of the general management reports required under law. 31 USC 6101 SEC. 6. DUTIES OF THE DIRECTOR. (a) IN GENERAL.— The Director, in consultation with agency heads and representatives of non-Federal entities, shall direct, coordinate, and assist Federal agencies in establishing— (1) a common application and reporting system, including— (A) a common application or set of common applications, wherein a non-Federal entity can apply for Federal financial assistance from multiple Federal financial assistance programs that serve similar purposes and are administered by different Federal agencies; (B) a common system, including electronic processes, wherein a non-Federal entity can apply for, msinage, and report on the use of funding from multiple Federal financial assistance programs that serve similar purposes and are administered by different Federal agencies; and (C) uniform administrative rules for Federal financial assistance progrcims across different Federal agencies; and (2) an interagency process for addressing— (A) ways to streamline and simplify Federal financial assisteince administrative procedures and reporting requirements for non-Federal entities; (B) improved interagency and intergovernmental coordination of information collection and sharing of data pertaining to Federal financial assisteuice programs,