(a) In general
In order to carry out the provisions of this chapter, the Secretary is authorized to
(1) appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as are necessary;
procure, to the extent authorized by section 3109
of title 5
, such temporary and intermittent services of experts and consultants as are necessary;
(3) make grants to public and nonprofit private entities or enter into contracts with public or private entities; and
(4) prescribe such regulations as are reasonably necessary in order to carry out the purposes and provisions of this chapter.
Not later than 90 days after May 28, 1992, the Secretary shall publish proposed regulations implementing sections 10402, 10407, and 10414 of this title. Not later than 120 days after May 28, 1992, the Secretary shall publish final regulations implementing such sections.
(c) Funding for evaluation, monitoring, and other administrative costs
Of the amount appropriated under section 10409 (a)
of this title for each fiscal year (and not reserved under section 10409 (a)(2)
of this title), not more than 2.5 percent shall be used by the Secretary for evaluation, monitoring, and other administrative costs under this chapter.