Report to Congress.
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graphically part of the New England region or the Appalachian region and share the social and economic characteristics thereof should be included in either of such regions. He shall submit the results of such study together with his recommendations to Congress not later than June 30, 1970." SEC. 111. Section 405 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 (40 App. U.S.C. 405) is amended b}^ inserting immediately after "Act" the following: ", other than section 201,". TITLE II — AMENDMENTS TO TITLE V O F THE P U B L I C W O R K S A N D ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT O F 1965
Regional Action Planning Commission Amendments of 1969. 79 Stat. 564.
T e c h n i c a l and planning assistance.
SEC. 201. This title may be cited as the "Regional Action Planning Commission Amendments of 1969". SEC. 202. Section 501 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3181) is amended by redesignating section 501 as section 501(a) and adding the following new" subsection (b): "(b) Upon resolution of the Committee on Public Works of the Senate or the House of Representatives, the Secretary is directed to study the advisability of altering the geographical area of any region designated under this section, in order to further the purpose of this Act." SEC. 203. (a) Subsection (a) of section 505 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3185) is amended to read as follows: " (a)(1) The Secretary is authorized to provide to the commissions technical assistance which would be useful in aiding the commissions to carry out their functions under this Act and to develop recommendations and programs. Such assistance shall include studies and plans evaluating the needs of, and developing potentialities for, economic growth of such region, and research on improving the conservation and utilization of the human and natural resources of the region, and planning, investigations, studies, demonstration projects, and training programs which will further the purposes of this Act. Such assistance may be provided by the Secretary through members of his staff, through the payment of funds authorized for this section to other departments or agencies of the Federal Government, or through the employment of private individuals, partnerships, firms, corporations, or suitable institutions, under contracts entered into for such purposes, or through grant-in-aid to the commissions. The Secretary, in his discretion, may require the repayment of assistance provided under this paragraph and prescribes the terms and conditions in such repayment. "(2) I n carrying out their functions under this Act the commissions are authorized to engage in planning, investigations, studies, demonstration projects, and training programs which will further the purposes of this Act and which have been approved by the Secretary. Such activities may be carried out by the commissions through the payment of funds to departments, agencies, or instrumentalities of the Federal Government, or through the employment of private individuals, partnerships, firms, or corporations, or suitable institutions under contracts entered into for such purposes or through grants-in-aid to agencies of State or local governments. In the case of demonstration projects and training programs, to the maximum extent possible, such