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PUBLIC LAW 101-646—NOV. 29, 1990 104 STAT. 4783 the cost of the project. The balance of such State share may take the form of lands, easements, or right-of-way, or any other form of in-kind contribution determined to be appropriate by the lead Task Force member. (4) Paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of this subsection shall not affect the existing cost-sharing agreements for the following projects: Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion, Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion, and Bonnet Carre Freshwater Diversion. SEC. 304. LOUISIANA COASTAL WETLANDS CONSERVATION PLANNING. 16 USC 3953. (a) DEVELOPMENT OF CONSERVATION PLAN. — (1) AGREEMENT.— The Secretary, the Director, and the Administrator are directed to enter into an g^eement with the Grovernor, as set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection, upon notification of the Governor's willingness to enter into such agreement. (2) TERMS OF AGREEMENT. — (A) Upon receiving notification pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection, the Secretary, the Director, and the Administrator shall promptly enter into an agreement (hereafter in this section referred to as the "agreement") with the State under the terms set forth in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph. (B) The agreement shall— (i) set forth a process by which the State agrees to develop, in accordance with this section, a coastal wetlands conservation plan (hereafter in this section referred to as the "conservation plan"); (ii) designate a single agency of the State to develop the conservation plan; (iii) assure an opportunity for participation in the development of the conservation plan, during the planning period, by the public and by Federal and State Eigencies; (iv) obligate the State, not later than three years after the date of signing the agreement, unless extended by the parties thereto, to submit the conservation plan to the Secretary, the Director, and the Administrator for their approval; and (v) upon approval of the conservation plan, obligate , the State to implement the conservation plan. (3) GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE. —Upon the date of signing the agreement— (A) the Administrator shall, in consultation with the Director, with the funds made available in accordance with section 306 of this title, make grants during the development of the conservation plan to assist the designated State agency in developing such plan. Such grsmts shall not exceed 75 percent of the cost of developing the plan; and (B) the Secretary, the Director, and the Administrator shall provide technical assistance to the State to assist it in the development of the plan. (b) CONSERVATION PLAN GOAL. —If a conservation plan is developed pursuant to this section, it shall have a goal of achieving no net , loss of wetlands in the coastal areas of Louisiana as a result of development activities initiated subsequent to approval of the plan.