S. 496 (110th): Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2008

Feb 06, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 110-371.
George Voinovich
Senator from Ohio
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Last Updated
Sep 28, 2008
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 2832 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Failed Under Suspension
Last Action: Sep 21, 2006

H.R. 799 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 16, 2007


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 8, 2008.

Introduced Feb 06, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 06, 2007
Reported by Committee Mar 29, 2007
Passed Senate Aug 03, 2007
Passed House with Changes Jul 15, 2008
Senate Agreed to Changes Sep 26, 2008
Signed by the President Oct 08, 2008
Full Title

A bill to reauthorize and improve the program authorized by the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965.


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10/8/2008--Public Law.
Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2008- Limits the amount of Appalachian regional development grants and loans for projects in at-risk counties to 70% of project costs. Directs the Appalachian Regional Commission to designate as "at-risk" those counties in the Appalachian region that are most at risk of becoming economically distressed.
Authorizes the Commission to provide technical assistance, provide grants, enter into contracts, or otherwise provide amounts to entities in the region for projects and activities to: (1) promote energy efficiency; (2) increase the use of renewable energy resources; and (3) support the development of regional, conventional energy resources to produce electricity and heat through advanced technologies.
Authorizes appropriations to the Commission through FY2012, with specified amounts designated for the economic and energy development initiative. Requires funds approved by the Commission for a project in an Appalachian state pursuant to a congressional directive to be derived from the amount allocated to that state.
Extends the termination date of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 until October 1, 2012.
Adds to the Appalachian region the counties of: (1) Metcalfe, Nicholas, and Robertson in Kentucky; (2) Ashtabula, Mahoning, and Trumbull in Ohio; (3) Lawrence and Lewis in Tennessee; and (4) Henry and Patrick in Virginia.

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