(a) Technical assistance; short-term traineeships; special projects; dissemination of information; monitoring and evaluations In carrying out the purposes of this chapter, the Commissioner may -
(1) provide consultative services and technical assistance to public or nonprofit private agencies and organizations, including assistance to enable such agencies and organizations to facilitate meaningful and effective participation by individuals with disabilities in workforce investment activities; (2) provide short-term training and technical instruction, including training for the personnel of community rehabilitation programs, centers for independent living, and other providers of services (including job coaches); (3) conduct special projects and demonstrations; (4) collect, prepare, publish, and disseminate special educational or informational materials, including reports of the projects for which funds are provided under this chapter; and (5) provide monitoring and conduct evaluations.
(b) Utilization of services and facilities; information task forces (1) In carrying out the duties under this chapter, the Commissioner may utilize the services and facilities of any agency of the Federal Government and of any other public or nonprofit agency or organization, in accordance with agreements between the Commissioner and the head thereof, and may pay therefor, in advance or by way of reimbursement, as may be provided in the agreement.
(2) In carrying out the provisions of this chapter, the Commissioner shall appoint such task forces as may be necessary to collect and disseminate information in order to improve the ability of the Commissioner to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
(c) Rules and regulations The Commissioner may promulgate such regulations as are considered appropriate to carry out the Commissioner's duties under this chapter.
(d) Regulations for implementation of order of selection for vocational rehabilitation services The Secretary shall promulgate regulations regarding the requirements for the implementation of an order of selection for vocational rehabilitation services under section 721(a)(5)(A) of this title if such services cannot be provided to all eligible individuals with disabilities who apply for such services.
(e) Regulations to implement amendments Not later than 180 days after August 7, 1998, the Secretary shall receive public comment and promulgate regulations to implement the amendments made by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998.
(f) Limitation on regulations In promulgating regulations to carry out this chapter, the Secretary shall promulgate only regulations that are necessary to administer and ensure compliance with the specific requirements of this chapter.
(g) Authorization of appropriations There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary.
(Pub. L. 93-112, Sec. 12, formerly Sec. 10, as added Pub. L. 105-220, title IV, Sec. 403, Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1111; renumbered Sec. 12, Pub. L. 105-277, div. A, Sec. 101(f) (title VIII, Sec. 402(a)(1)), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681-337,