PUBLIC LAW 105-393 —NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3625 "(2) COST SHARING AFTER SEPTEMBER 3O, 1998.— "(A) IN GENERAL. —Except as provided in subparagraph (B), after September 30, 1998, not more than 50 percent (or 80 percent in the case of a project to be carried out in a county for which a distressed county designation is in effect under section 226) of the costs of any activity eligible for financial assistance under this section may be provided from funds appropriated to carry out this Act. "(B) DISCRETIONARY GRANTS.— " (i) IN GENERAL.— Discretionary grants made by the Commission to implement significant regional initiatives, to take advantage of special development opportunities, or to respond to emergency economic distress in the region may be made without regard to the percentage limitations specified in subparagraph (A). "(ii) LIMITATION ON AGGREGATE AMOUNT.—For each fiscal year, the aggregate amount of discretionary grants referred to in clause (i) shall not exceed 10 percent of the amounts appropriated under section 401 for the fiscal year.". (c) CONFORMING AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.— (1) Section 302 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 (40 U.S.C. App.) is amended— (A) in subsection (b)— (i) in paragraph (2), by striking "Federal Energy Administration, the Energy Research and Development Administration" and inserting "Secretary of Energy"; and (ii) by striking paragraphs (3) and (4); and (B) by striking subsections (d) and (e). (2) Section 210(a) of title 35, United States Code, is amended— (A) by striking paragraph (11); and (B) by redesignating paragraphs (12) through (22) as paragraphs (11) through (21), respectively. SEC. 221. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR GENERAL PRO- GRAM. Section 401 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 (40 U.S.C. App.) is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 401. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. "(a) IN GENERAL. —In addition to amounts authorized by section 201 and other amounts made available for the Appalachian development highway system program, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Commission to carry out this Act— "(1) $68,000,000 for fiscal year 1999; "(2) $69,000,000 for fiscal year 2000; and "(3) $70,000,000 for fiscal year 2001. "(b) AVAILABILITY.—Sums made available under subsection (a) shall remain available until expended.". SEC. 222. EXTENSION OF TERMINATION DATE. Section 405 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 (40 U.S.C. App.) is amended by striking "1982" and inserting "2001".