Federal planning grants were to be utilized to
(i) prepare an inventory of the state's land and related resources;12
(ii) collect and analyze information relating to population characteristics, economic trends, urban and rural growth patterns, capital improvement programs, significant land related information (ecological, environmental, geological) that impacted upon the location of new communities or public facilities, projected land use requirements for the next fifty years and any other information needed to create a statewide plan;13
(iii) provide technical assistance and training programs in comprehensive planning;14 and
(iv) to establish arrangements for the exchange of information among all levels of government within the state and with the federal government.15
In creating its land use plan, the state must first designate those areas within the state subject to the plan, as well as those areas specifically exempted.16 Next, the state must designate, from those areas covered by the plan, the land most appropriate for conservation, as well as areas
(Id. at §402(b)(1).
(Id. at §403(b)(2)(A) through (H).
(Id. at §403(b)(3).
(Id. at §403(b)(4), (5), and (6).
(Senate Bill 3354, supra note 7, §406(b)(1) and (2). Lands located within the boundaries of any incorporated city that exercised land use controls and any other land that the Land and Water Resource Council should designate, are specifically exempted from inclusion in the land use plan. at (b)(2)(A) and (B).