42 U.S. Code § 12838 - Environmental review
The Secretary shall approve the release of funds subject to the procedures authorized by this section only if, at least 15 days prior to such approval and prior to any commitment of funds to such projects  the jurisdiction or insular area has submitted to the Secretary a request for such release accompanied by a certification which meets the requirements of subsection (c) of this section. The Secretary’s approval of any such certification shall be deemed to satisfy his responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 [42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.] and such other provisions of law as the regulations of the Secretary specify insofar as those responsibilities relate to the releases of funds for projects to be carried out pursuant thereto which are covered by such certification.
In the case of assistance to units of general local government from a State, the State shall perform those actions of the Secretary described in subsection (b) of this section and the performance of such actions shall be deemed to satisfy the Secretary’s responsibilities referred to in the second sentence of such subsection.
 So in original. Probably should be followed by a comma.
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, referred to in subsecs. (a), (b), and (c)(4), is Pub. L. 91–190, Jan. 1, 1970, 83 Stat. 852, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 55 (§ 4321 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4321 of this title and Tables.
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–330, § 505(a)(2)(A), struck out “, Indian tribes,” after “projects to jurisdictions” in introductory provisions.
Subsecs. (b), (c)(4). Pub. L. 104–330, § 505(a)(2)(B), (C), struck out “, Indian tribe,” after “the jurisdiction”.
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–233, § 206(1), substituted “jurisdictions, Indian tribes, or insular areas” for “participating jurisdictions” and inserted before period at end “The regulations shall provide—
“(1) for the monitoring of the environmental reviews performed under this section;
“(2) in the discretion of the Secretary, to facilitate training for the performance of such reviews; and
“(3) for the suspension or termination of the assumption under this section.
The Secretary’s duty under the preceding sentence shall not be construed to limit or reduce any responsibility assumed by a State or unit of general local government with respect to any particular release of funds.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–233, § 206(2), substituted “jurisdiction, Indian tribe, or insular area” for “participating jurisdiction”.
Subsec. (c)(4)(B). Pub. L. 103–233, § 206(3), substituted “jurisdiction, Indian tribe, or insular area” for “participating jurisdiction”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–233, § 206(4), substituted “Assistance to units of general local government from a State” for “Assistance to a State” in heading and “In the case of assistance to units of general local government from a State” for “In the case of assistance to States” in text.
Amendment by Pub. L. 104–330 effective Oct. 1, 1997, except as otherwise expressly provided, see section 107 of Pub. L. 104–330, set out as an Effective Date note under section 4101 of Title 25, Indians.
Amendment by Pub. L. 104–330 applicable with respect to amounts made available for assistance under this subchapter for fiscal year 1998 and fiscal years thereafter, see section 505(b) of Pub. L. 104–330, set out as a note under section 12747 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 103–233 applicable with respect to any amounts made available to carry out this subchapter after Apr. 11, 1994, and any amounts made available to carry out this subchapter before that date that remain uncommitted on that date, with Secretary to issue any regulations necessary to carry out such amendment not later than end of 45-day period beginning on that date, see section 209 of Pub. L. 103–233, set out as a note under section 5301 of this title.
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