7 U.S. Code § 2009bb–1a - Interstate cooperation for economic opportunity and efficiency

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(a) In general
The Authority shall provide assistance to States in developing regional plans to address multistate economic issues, including plans—
(1) to develop a regional transmission system for movement of renewable energy to markets outside the region;
(2) to address regional transportation concerns, including the establishment of a Northern Great Plains Regional Transportation Working Group;
(3) to encourage and support interstate collaboration on federally-funded research that is in the national interest; and
(4) to establish a Regional Working Group on Agriculture Development and Transportation.
(b) Economic issues
The multistate economic issues referred to in subsection (a) shall include—
(1) renewable energy development and transmission;
(2) transportation planning and economic development;
(3) information technology;
(4) movement of freight and individuals within the region;
(5) federally-funded research at institutions of higher education; and
(6) conservation land management.


(Pub. L. 87–128, title III, § 383C, as added Pub. L. 110–234, title VI, § 6026(c)(1)(B),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1178, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VI, § 6026(c)(1)(B),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1940.)

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 L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub.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

Enactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.


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