(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
A State development plan submitted under subsection (a) shall reflect the goals, objectives, and priorities identified in the regional development plan developed under section 2009bb–1(d)(2) of this title.
(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—
(1) consult with—
(A) multistate, regional, and local development districts and organizations; and
(B) local units of government; and
(2) take into consideration the goals, objectives, priorities, and recommendations of the entities described in paragraph (1).
(d) Public participation (1) In general
The Authority and applicable multistate, regional, and local development districts and organizations 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.
The Authority shall develop guidelines for providing public participation described in paragraph (1), including public hearings.
CODIFICATION Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234 were repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.PRIOR PROVISIONS A prior section 383H of Pub. L. 87–128, title III, was renumbered section 383I and is classified to section 2009bb–7 of this title.AMENDMENTS 2008—Subsec. (c)(1)(A). Pub. L. 110–246, §6026(h)(1), added subpar. (A) and struck out former subpar. (A) which read as follows: "local development districts; and". Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 110–246, §6026(h)(2), substituted "multistate, regional, and local development districts and organizations" for "State and local development districts".EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2008 AMENDMENT Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.
7 U.S.C. § 2009bb-6 (2018)