15 U.S. Code § 2961 - Study and decision aid
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(a) Study of consequences of community growth and development; decision aid to assist State and local authorities in managing development
The Secretary of Commerce shall conduct a study of the implications and potential consequences of growth and development on urban, suburban, and rural communities. Based upon the findings of the study, the Secretary shall produce a decision aid to assist State and local authorities in planning and managing urban, suburban, and rural growth and development while preserving community character.
(b) Consultation with appropriate Federal departments and agencies
The Secretary of Commerce shall consult with other appropriate Federal departments and agencies as necessary in carrying out this section.