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[82 STAT. 831]
[82 STAT. 831]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 90-495-AUG. 23. 1968

831

"§502. Assurances of adequate relocation assistance program "The Secretary shall not approve any project under section 106 or section 117 of this title which will cause the displacement of any gor^^'sVat^oTs person, business, or farm operation unless he receives satisfactory assurances from the State highway department that— "(1) fair and reasonable relocation and other payments shall be afforded to displaced persons in accordance with sections 505, 506, and 507 of this title; "(2) relocation assistance programs offering the services described in section 508 of this title shall be afforded to displaced persons; and "(3) within a reasonable period of time prior to displacement there will be available, to the extent that can reasonably be accomplished, in areas not generally less desirable in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities and at rents or prices within the financial means of the families and individuals displaced, decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings, as defined by the Secretary, equal in number to the number of and available to such displaced families and individuals and reasonably accessible to their places of employment.

    • §503. Administration of relocation assistance program

"In order to prevent unnecessary expenses and duplication of functions, a State highway department may make relocation payments or provide relocation assistance or otherwise carry out the functions required under this chapter by utilizing the facilities, personnel, and services of any other Federal, State, or local governmental agency having an established organization for conducting relocation assistance programs.

    • §504. Federal reimbursement

" (a) The Secretary shall approve, as a part of the cost of construction of a project under any Federal-aid highway program which he administers, the cost of providing the payments and services described in section 502, except that notwithstanding any other law, the Federal share of the first $25,000 of such payments to any person, on account of any real property acquisition or displacement occurring prior to July 1, 1970, shall be increased to 100 per centum of such cost. "(b) Any project agreement with a State highway department executed before the date of enactment of this chapter with respect to property which has not been acquired as of the date of enactment of this chapter under any such program shall be amended to include the cost of providing the payments and services described in section 502 with respect to such property. "§505. Relocation payments " (a) PAYMENTS FOR ACTUAL EXPENSES.—Upon application approved by the State agency, a person displaced by any highway project approved under section 106 or section 117 of this title may elect to receive actual reasonable expenses in moving himself, his family, his business, or his farm operation, including personal property. "(b) OPTIONAL PAYMENTS—DWELLINGS.—Any displaced person who moves from a dwelling who elects to accept the payments authorized by this subsection in lieu of the payments authorized by subsection (a) of this section may receive— "(1) a moving expense allowance, determined according to a schedule established by the Secretary, not to exceed $200; and " (2) a dislocation allowance of $100. "(c)

OPTIONAL PAYMENTS—BUSINESSES AND FARM OPERATIONS.—

Any displaced person who moves or discontinues his business or farm operation who elects to accept the payment authorized by this section in