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110 STAT. 1678 PUBLIC LAW 104-182—AUG. 6, 1996 "(vii) any voluntary agricultural resource management plein or voluntary whole farm or whole ranch management plan developed and implemented under a process established by the Secretary of Agriculture; and "(viii) any abandoned well closure program; and "(C) a description of activities that will be undertaken to coordinate Federal and State programs to respond to the petition. Notification. " (3) DISAPPROVAL. —I f the State disapproves a petition submitted under subsection (a), the State shall notify the entity submitting the petition in writing of the reasons for disapproval. A petition may be resubmitted at any time if— "(A) new information becomes available; "(B) conditions affecting the source water that is the subject of the petition change; or "(C) modifications are made in the tj^e of assistance being requested. " (c) GRANTS TO SUPPORT STATE PROGRAMS.— "(1) IN GENERAL. —The Administrator may make a grant to each State that establishes a program under this section that is approved under paragraph (2). The aiyiount of each grant shall not exceed 50 percent of the cost of administering the program for the year in which the grant is available. "(2) APPROVAL. —In order to receive grant assistance under this subsection, a State shall submit to the Administrator for approval a plan for a source water quality protection partnership program that is consistent with the guidance published under subsection (d). The Administrator shall approve the plan if the plan is consistent with the guidance published under subsection (d). "(d) GUIDANCE. — Publication. "(1) IN GENERAL. —Not later than 1 year sifter the date of enactment of this section, the Administrator, in consultation with the States, shall publish guidance to assist— "(A) States in the development of a source water quality protection partnership program; and "(B) municipal or local governments or political subdivisions of a State and community water systems in the development of source water quality protection partnerships and in the assessment of source water quality. "(2) CONTENTS OF THE GUIDANCE.— The guidance shall, at a minimum— "(A) recommend procedures for the approval or disapproval by a State of a petition submitted under subsection (a); "(B) recommend procedures for the submission of peti" tions developed under subsection (a); "(C) recommend criteria for the assessment of source water areas within a State; and "(D) describe technical or financial assistance pursuant to Federal and State programs that is available to address the contamination of sources of drinking water and to develop and respond to petitions submitted under subsection (a). "(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000 for each