40 U.S. Code § 15502 - Comprehensive economic and infrastructure development plans

(a) State Plans.—
In accordance with policies established by a Commission, each State member of the Commission shall submit a comprehensive economic and infrastructure development plan for the area of the region represented by the State member.
(b) Content of Plan.—
A State economic and infrastructure development plan shall reflect the goals, objectives, and priorities identified in any applicable economic and infrastructure development plan developed by a Commission under section 15303.
(c) Consultation With Interested Local Parties.—In carrying out the development planning process (including the selection of programs and projects for assistance), a State shall—
consult with local development districts, local units of government, and local colleges and universities; and
take into consideration the goals, objectives, priorities, and recommendations of the entities described in paragraph (1).
(d) Public Participation.—
(1) In general.—
A Commission and applicable State and local development districts shall encourage and assist, to the maximum extent practicable, public participation in the development, revision, and implementation of all plans and programs under this subtitle.
(2) Guidelines.—
A Commission shall develop guidelines for providing public participation, including public hearings.
(Added Pub. L. 110–234, title XIV, § 14217(a)(2), May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1476, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XIV, § 14217(a)(2), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2238.)
Editorial Notes

Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section effective on the first day of the first fiscal year beginning after June 18, 2008, see section 14217(d) of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 15101 of this title.