Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 5.djvu/318

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114 STAT. 2763A-278 PUBLIC LAW 106-554—APPENDIX D "(1) IN GENERAL.— The Authority shall allocate at least 75 percent of the appropriations made available under section 382M for programs and projects designed to serve the needs of distressed counties and isolated areas of distress in the region. "(2) FUNDING LIMITATIONS.—The funding limitations under section 382D(b) shall not apply to a project providing transportation or basic public services to residents of one or more distressed counties or isolated areas of distress in the region. "(c) NONDISTRESSED COUNTIES.— "(1) IN GENERAL. — Except as provided in this subsection, no funds shall be provided under this subtitle for a project located in a county designated as a nondistressed county under subsection (a)(2). " (2) EXCEPTIONS. — "(A) IN GENERAL.— The funding prohibition under paragraph (1) shall not apply to grants to fund the administrative expenses of local development districts under section 382E(b). "(B) MULTICOUNTY PROJECTS. —The Authority may waive the application of the funding prohibition under paragraph (1) to— "(i) a multicounty project that includes participation by a nondistressed coiinty; or "(ii) any other type of project; if the Authority determines that the project could bring significant benefits to areas of the region outside a nondistressed county. "(C) ISOLATED AREAS OF DISTRESS.— For a designation of an isolated area of distress for assistance to be effective, the designation shall be supported— "(i) by the most recent Federal data available; or "(ii) if no recent Federal data are available, by the most recent data available through the government of the State in which the isolated area of distress is located. "(d) TRANSPORTATION AND BASIC PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE.— The Authority shall allocate at least 50 percent of any funds made available under section 382M for transportation and basic public infrastructure projects authorized under paragraphs (1) and (3) of section 382C(a). "SEC. 382G. DEVELOPMENT PLANNING PROCESS. "(a) STATE DEVELOPMENT PLAN. — In accordance with policies established by the Authority, each State member shall submit a development plan for the area of the region represented by the State member. "(b) CONTENT OF PLAN.—^A State development plan submitted under subsection (a) shall reflect the goals, objectives, and priorities identified in the regional development plan developed under section 382B(d)(2). " (c) CONSULTATION WITH INTERESTED LOCAL PARTIES.— In carrying out the development planning process (including the selection of programs and projects for assistance), a State may— "(1) consult with— "(A) local development districts; and