106 STAT. 4846 PUBLIC LAW 102-580—OCT. 31, 1992 (c) CONSULTATION WITH SARCD COUNCIL. —In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall consult the SARCD Council. (d) LOCAL COOPERATION AGREEMENTS. — (1) IN GENERAL. —Before providing assistance under this Act, the Secretary shall enter into a local cooperation agreement with a non-Federal interest to provide for design and construction of the project to be carried out with such assistance. (2) REQUIREMENTS.— Each local cooperation agreement entered into under this subsection shall provide for the following: (A) PLAN.—Development by the Secretary, in consultation with the SARCD Council and other appropriate Federal and State officials, of a facilities or resource protection and development plan, including appropriate engineering plans and specifications. (B) LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES.— Establishment of each such legal and institutional structures as are necessary to assure the eCTective long-term operation of the project by the non-Feder£d interest. (3) COST-SHARING.— Total project costs under each local cooperation agreement entered into under this subsection shall be shared at 75 percent Federal and 25 percent non-Federal. The non-Federal interest shall receive credit for lands, easements, rights-of-way, and relocations toward its share of project costs but not to exceed 25 percent of total project costs. Operation and maintenance costs shall be 100 percent non-Federal. (e) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS. —Nothing in this section shall be construed as waiving, limiting, or otherwise affecting the applicability of any provision of Federad or State law which would otherwise apply to a project to be carried out with assistance provided under tnis section. (f) REPORT. — Not later than December 31, 1998, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the results of the pilot program carried out under this section, together with recommendations concerning whether or not such program should be implemented on a national basis. (g) AUTHORIZATION AND ALLOCATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— (1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $17,000,000 for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1992. Such avana shall remain available until expended. (2) ALLOCATION. —Funds appropriated to carry out this section for each of fiscal years 1993 through 1998 shall be expended as follows: 50 percent for providing assistance in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area of south central Pennsylvania and 50 percent for providing assistance in the Ohio River watershed area of south central Pennsylvania. (3) TRANSFERS.— The Secretary may expend up to 20 percent of the amounts required to be expended under paragraph (2) for providing assistance in a watershed area for providing assistance in the other watershed area referred to in paragraph (2); except that the aggregate amount expended for providing assistance in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area for fiscsu years 1993 through 1998 shall be 50 percent of the aggregate of the funds appropriated to carry out this section for such fiscal years.