26 U.S. Code § 1400E - Designation of renewal communities
Not more than 40 nominated areas may be designated as renewal communities.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, the nominated areas designated as renewal communities under this subsection shall be those nominated areas with the highest average ranking with respect to the criteria described in subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D) of subsection (c)(3). For purposes of the preceding sentence, an area shall be ranked within each such criterion on the basis of the amount by which the area exceeds such criterion, with the area which exceeds such criterion by the greatest amount given the highest ranking.
An area shall not be designated under subparagraph (A) if the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development determines that the course of action described in subsection (d)(2) with respect to such area is inadequate.
With respect to the first 20 designations made under this section, a preference shall be provided to those nominated areas which are enterprise communities or empowerment zones (and are otherwise eligible for designation under this section).
For purposes of this section, in evaluating the course of action agreed to by any State or local government, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall take into account the past efforts of such State or local government in reducing the various burdens borne by employers and employees in the area involved.
If more than one government seeks to nominate an area as a renewal community, any reference to, or requirement of, this section shall apply to all such governments.
The rules of section 1392(b)(4) shall apply.
In the case of any census tract which did not have a poverty rate determined by the Bureau of the Census using 1990 census data, paragraph (1)(B) shall be applied without regard to clause (iv) thereof.
 So in original. The semicolon probably should be a comma.
The date of the enactment of this section, referred to in subsec. (a)(4)(A), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 106–554, which was approved Dec. 21, 2000.
Section 119(b)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, referred to in subsec. (c)(3)(D), is classified to section 5318(b)(2) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.
2005—Subsec. (c)(4)(A)(ii). Pub. L. 109–135 substituted “Government Accountability Office” for “General Accounting Office”.
2004—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 108–357 added subsec. (g).
Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(7) [title I, subtitle E, part II], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–622, as amended by Pub. L. 107–147, title IV, § 417(21), Mar. 9, 2002, 116 Stat. 57; Pub. L. 108–311, title IV, § 408(b)(1), Oct. 4, 2004, 118 Stat. 1192, provided that:
“This part may be cited as the ‘Advisory Council on Community Renewal Act’.
“There is established an advisory council to be known as the ‘Advisory Council on Community Renewal’ (in this part referred to as the ‘Advisory Council’).
“The Advisory Council shall advise the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (in this part referred to as the ‘Secretary’) on the designation of renewal communities pursuant to the amendment made by section 101 [adding this subchapter and amending section 469 of this title] and on the exercise of any other authority granted to the Secretary pursuant to the amendments made by this title [see Tables for classification].
“The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Advisory Council.
“The Secretary shall provide to the Advisory Council appropriate resources so that the Advisory Council may carry out its duties and functions under this part.
“This part shall be effective 30 days after the date of its enactment [Dec. 21, 2000].”