PUBLIC LAW 101-508—NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1388-311 SEC. 6211. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.) is amended by inserting immediately after section 309 the following new section: "TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE "SEC. 310. (a) The Secretary shall conduct a program of technical 16 USC 1456c. assistance and management-oriented research necessary to support the development and implementation of State coastal management program amendments under section 309, and appropriate to the furtherance of international cooperative efforts and technical assistance in coastal zone management. Each department, agency, and instrumentality of the executive branch of the Federal Government may assist the Secretary, on a reimbursable basis or otherwise, in carrying out the purposes of this section, including the furnishing of information to the extent permitted by law, the transfer of personnel with their consent and without prejudice to their position and rating, and the performance of any research, study, and technical assistance which does not interfere with the performance of the primary duties of such department, agency, or instrumentality. The Secretary may enter into contracts or other arrangements with any qualified person for the purposes of carrying out this subsection. "OJXD The Secretary shall provide for the coordination of technical assistance, studies, and research activities under this section with any other such activities that are conducted by or subject to the authority of the Secretary. "(2) The Secretary shall make the results of research and studies conducted pursuant to this section available to coastal states in the form of technical assistance publications, workshops, or other means appropriate. "(3) The Secretary shall consult with coastal states on a regular basis regarding the development and implementation of the program established by this section.". SEC. 6212. COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT REVIEW. (a) PuBuc PARTICIPATION.— Subsection (b) of section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1458) is amended to read as follows: "(b) In evaluating a coastal State's performance, the Secretary shall conduct the evaluation in an open and public manner, and provide full opportunity for public participation, including holding public meetings in the State being evaluated and providing opportunities for the submission of written and oral comments by the public. The Secretary shall provide the public with at least 45 days' notice of such public meetings by placing a notice in the Federal Register, by publication of timely notices in newspapers of general circulation within the State being evaluated, and by communications with persons and organizations known to be interested in the evaluation. Each evaluation shall be prepared in report form and shall include written responses to the written comments received during the evaluation process. The final report of the evaluation shall be completed within 120 days after the last public meeting held in the State being evaluated. Copies of the evaluation shall be immediately provided to all persons and organizations participating in the evaluation process.".