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PUBLIC LAW 89-000—MMMM. DD, 1965

79 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 89-4-MAR. 9, 1965 FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION

SEC. 102. In carrying out the purposes of this Act, the Commission shall— (1) develop, on a continuing basis, comprehensive and coordinated plans and programs and establish priorities thereunder, giving due consideration to other Federal, State, and local planning in the region; (2) conduct and sponsor investigations, research, and studies, including an inventory and analysis of the resources of the region, and, in cooperation with Federal, State, and local agencies, sponsor demonstration projects designed to foster regional productivity and growth; (3) review and study, in cooperation with the agency involved. Federal, State, and local public and private programs and, where appropriate, recommend modifications or additions which will increase their effectiveness in the region; (4) formulate and recommend, where appropriate, interstate compacts and other forms of interstate cooperation, and work with State and local agencies in developing appropriate model legislation; (6) encourage the formation of local development districts; (6) encourage private investment in industrial, commercial, and recreational projects; (7) serve as a focal point and coordinating unit for Appalachian programs; (8) pl'ovide a forum for consideration of problems of the region and proposed solutions and establish and utilize, as appropriate, citizens and special advisory councils and public conferences; and (9) advise the Secretary of Commerce on applications for grants for administrative expenses to local development districts. RECOMENDATIONS

SEC. 103. The Commission may, from time to time, make recommendations to the President and to the State Governors and appropriate local officials with respect to— (1) the expenditure of funds by Federal, State, and local departments and agencies in the region in the fields of natural resources, agriculture, education, training, health and welfare, and other fields related to the purposes of this Act; and (2) such additional Federal, State, and local legislation or administrative actions as the Commission deems necessary to further the purposes of this Act.