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40 U.S. Code § 14303 - Functions

(a) In General.—In carrying out the purposes of this subtitle, the Appalachian Regional Commission shall—
develop, on a continuing basis, comprehensive and coordinated plans and programs and establish priorities under those plans and programs, giving due consideration to other federal, state, and local planning in the Appalachian region;
conduct and sponsor investigations, research, and studies, including an inventory and analysis of the resources of the region, and, in cooperation with federal, state, and local agencies, sponsor demonstration projects designed to foster regional productivity and growth;
review and study, in cooperation with the agency involved, federal, state, and local public and private programs and, where appropriate, recommend modifications or additions which will increase their effectiveness in the region;
formulate and recommend, where appropriate, interstate compacts and other forms of interstate cooperation and work with state and local agencies in developing appropriate model legislation;
encourage the formation of, and support, local development districts;
encourage private investment in industrial, commercial, and recreational projects;
serve as a focal point and coordinating unit for Appalachian programs;
provide a forum for consideration of problems of the region and proposed solutions and establish and utilize, as appropriate, citizens and special advisory councils and public conferences;
encourage the use of eco-industrial development technologies and approaches;
seek to coordinate the economic development activities of, and the use of economic development resources by, federal agencies in the region; and
support broadband access in the Appalachian region.
(b) Identify Needs and Goals of Subregional Areas.—
In carrying out its functions under this section, the Commission shall identify the characteristics of, and may distinguish between the needs and goals of, appropriate subregional areas, including central, northern, and southern Appalachia.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


40 App.:102.

Pub. L. 89–4, title I, § 102, Mar. 9, 1965, 79 Stat. 7; Pub. L. 90–103, title I, § 102, Oct. 11, 1967, 81 Stat. 257; Pub. L. 94–188, title I, § 105, Dec. 31, 1975, 89 Stat. 1080; Pub. L. 107–149, § 3, Mar. 12, 2002, 116 Stat. 66.

Editorial Notes

2021—Subsec. (a)(11). Pub. L. 117–58 added par. (11).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 117–58 effective Oct. 1, 2021, see section 10003 of Pub. L. 117–58, set out as a note under section 101 of Title 23, Highways.

Termination of Advisory Councils

Advisory councils established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of their establishment, unless, in the case of a council established by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such council is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a council established by the Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. See sections 3(2) and 14 of Pub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, 776, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.