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(g) Two copies of all designations submitted for approval shall be submitted to the appropriate Rural Development State Director. The Rural Development State Director shall forward on copy to the Office of Area Development Assistance in the Rural Development National Office.
(h) The Governor should designate all areas expected to be considered in FY 1979 allocations of funds before July 1, 1979.
§1948.70 Designation approval.
Upon receipt of a request for approval of a designation made under this section, the Secretary of Energy shall:
(a) Determine to the best of his ability the consistency of the supporting data submitted along with the designation by the Governor;
(b) Confer with Rural Development on approval;
(c) Notify the Governor and the Administrator of Rural Development of action taken on each designation within 30 calendar days of the receipt of a request for approval;
(d) Consult with the Governor before the disapproval of any designation; and
(e) Publish a description in the Federal Register of all designated areas approved within 30 days of their approval.
§1948.72 Industry reports.
Any person regularly engaged in any coal or uranium development activity within an area designated and approved in accordance with this Subpart, shall prepare and transmit a report to the Secretary of Energy, Department of Energy, Mail Stop 8G-031, Forrestal Building, Washington, D. C. 20585 within 90 days after a written request to such person by the Governor of the State in which such area is located.
§1948.72 (Cont.) RD Instruction 1948-B
(a) The report shall contain:
(1) Projected levels of employment in coal or uranium development activities within the approved designated area for the next three calendar years;
(2) The projected number of new jobs to be created in coal or uranium development activities by the person within the approved designated area in each of the following three calendar years;
(3) Current or planned actions of the person in relation to the provision of housing or public facilities for such person's employees in the next three calendar years;
(4) Contracts in force whereby the person intends to provide funds to State government, local governments, and public or private nonprofit organizations for the provision of housing or public facilities for such person's employees; and
(5) The projected quantity of coal or uranium to be produced, processed, or transported by the person in each of the next three years.
(b) The Governor requesting the report will notify the Secretary of Energy of persons from whom reports have been requested.
(c) The Secretary of Energy shall provide a copy of these reports to the Secretary of Agriculture, the appropriate Governor, and the appropriate county or local officials, and make it available for public inspection and copying in the public reading room of the Department of Energy, Room GA152, Forrestal Building, Washington, DC. 20585.
§§1948.73 - 1948.77 [Reserved]
§1948.78 Growth management and housing planning projects.
(a) Existing plans for growth management and housing may be used to meet the planning requirements of this Subpart.
(b) A reasonable effort should be made to modify existing plans for use in meeting the planning requirements of this section.
(c) The Governor shall be responsible for the coordination of planning within a State.
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(d) The planning process developed with assistance under this section should begin at the local level and flow upward to the State.
(e) Planning processes developed with assistance under this section should have the maximum possible citizen involvement in the development of plans.
(f) Governors should give full consideration to local and substate priorities in the development of the State Investment Strategy for Energy Impacted Areas. (Revised 12-23-83, SPECIAL PN.)
(g) Plans developed with assistance under this section should be fully coordinated with other Federal, State, substate, and local planning activities affected by the project.
(h) Planning conducted by the State include effective management activities for coordinated development of approved designated areas through the plan implementation stage. (Renumbered 12-23-83, SPECIAL PN.)
§1948.79 Application procedure for planning grants.
(a) Applicants may submit a preapplication for a planning grant upon designation of the area as an energy impacted area by the Governor. Rural Development will not take final action on the preapplication until the designation has been approved by the Secretary of Energy.
(b) Intergovernmental consultation should be carried out in accordance with 7 CFR, Part 3015, Subpart V, "Intergovernmental Review of Department of Agriculture Programs and Activities. Sec RD Instruction 1970-I, available in any Rural Development Office. (Revised 01-18-12, SPECIAL PN.)
(c) Applicants shall file an original and one copy of SF 424.1 , "Application for Federal Assistance (For Non-construction)," with the appropriate Rural Development office. A copy should also be filed with the Governor's office of the appropriate State. This form is available in all Rural Development offices. Local governments and councils of local governments shall submit preapplications to the appropriate Rural Development District Office. State governments shall apply to the appropriate Rural Development State Office. The Rural Development District Office will forward the preapplication with written comments within 10 working days to the appropriate State Office. (Revised 4-11-90, SPECIAL PN)
§1948.79 (d) (Cont.) RD Instruction 1948-B
(d) All preapplications shall be accompanied by:
(1) Evidence of applicant's legal existence;
(2) Evidence of applicant's authority to prepare growth management and/or housing plans;
(3) A statement declaring that the planning neither duplicates nor conflicts with current activities;
(4) An original and one copy of Forms RD 400-1, "Equal Opportunity Agreement," and Form RD 400-4, "Assurance Agreement," and (Revised 4-11-90, SPECIAL PN.)
(5) A statement regarding other financial resources available to the area for this planning. (Renumbered 1-30-84, SPECIAL PN.)
(e) District and State Rural Development Offices receiving preapplications will:
(1) Determine if the area to be covered by the project is an "approved designated area" as defined in this Subpart;
(2) Comply with the environmental requirements set forth in this Subpart; and
(3) Prepare a Historic Preservation Assessment in accordance with Part 1901, Subpart F, of this Chapter.
(f) District Rural Development Offices receiving preapplications will also provide written comments reflecting planning grant selection criteria listed in this Subpart.
(g) The Rural Development District Office will forward the original of the preapplication and accompanying documents including those described in paragraphs (e)(1) through (e)(3) and (f) of this section to the appropriate Rural Development State Director within 10 working days of receipt of the preapplication.
(h) Upon receipt of a preapplication, the Rural Development State Office will:
(1) Review and evaluate the preapplication and accompanying documents;