The Secretary shall select designated areas for assistance under this subchapter on the basis of the elements of area plans.
A prior section 3453, Pub. L. 97–98, title XV, § 1530, Dec. 22, 1981, 95 Stat. 1339, related to the establishment and scope of resource conservation and development program, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–171.