7 U.S. Code § 2009aa–6 - Development planning process
(a) State development plan
In accordance with policies established by the Authority, each State member shall submit a development plan for the area of the region represented by the State member.
(b) Content of plan
(c) Consultation with interested local parties
In carrying out the development planning process (including the selection of programs and projects for assistance), a State may—
(d) Public participation
(1) In general
The Authority 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 subchapter.