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Text of To establish the Augusta Canal National Heritage Corridor in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced on August 6, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 6, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 2949 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2949

To establish the Augusta Canal National Heritage Corridor in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 6, 1993

Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To establish the Augusta Canal National Heritage Corridor in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds that:

      (1) The Augusta Canal National Historic Landmark in the State of Georgia, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the last unspoiled and undeveloped areas in the State of Georgia and has remained largely intact, including excellent water quality, beautiful rural landscapes, architecturally significant mill structures and mill villages, and large acreage of parks and other permanent open space.

      (2) The beautiful rural landscapes, scenic vistas and excellent water quality of the Augusta Canal contain significant undeveloped recreational opportunities for people throughout the United States.

      (3) The existing mill sites and other structures throughout the Augusta Canal were instrumental in the development of the cotton textile industry in the south.

      (4) Several significant sites associated with Native Americans, the American Revolution, and African Americans are located within the area.

      (5) Many local, regional and State agencies, businesses, and private citizens have expressed an overwhelming desire to combine forces to work cooperatively to preserve and enhance resources region-wide and better plan for the future.

SEC. 2. PURPOSE.

    It is the purpose of this Act to provide a management framework to assist the State of Georgia, its units of local and regional government, and citizens in the development and implementation of integrated cultural, historical, and recreational land resource management programs in order to retain, enhance, and interpret the significant features of the lands, water, and structures of the Augusta Canal in the State of Georgia.

SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF AUGUSTA CANAL NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR; PURPOSE.

    There is hereby established in the State of Georgia the Augusta Canal National Heritage Corridor (hereafter in this Act referred to as the ‘Corridor’). The Corridor shall consist of that area in the State of Georgia known as the Augusta Canal, as generally depicted on the map entitled ‘The Augusta Canal Master Plan’ and dated March 5, 1993, which shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Director of the National Park Service.

SEC. 4. MANAGEMENT PLAN.

    (a) PREPARATION OF PLAN- Within 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Augusta Canal Authority shall submit a management plan to the Secretary of the Interior (hereafter in this Act referred to as the ‘Secretary’) for his review and concurrence. The Plan shall be based on existing Federal, State, and local plans, and shall coordinate those plans and present an integrated plan for the protection, enhancement and interpretation of the Corridor’s cultural, natural, scenic and recreational resources. The Secretary is authorized to provide technical assistance in the preparation of the Plan.

    (b) IMPLEMENTATION- Upon concurrence with the Plan, the Secretary is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with the State of Georgia, the Augusta Canal Authority or other political subdivisions thereof, or with any person or organization to provide technical assistance in the protection, enhancement and interpretation of the resources identified in the Plan.

SEC. 5. DUTIES OF OTHER FEDERAL ENTITIES.

    Any Federal entity conducting or supporting activities directly affecting the Corridor shall--

      (1) consult with the Secretary and the Augusta Canal Authority with respect to such activities;

      (2) cooperate with the Secretary and the Augusta Canal Authority with respect to such activities and, to the maximum extent practicable, coordinate such activities; and

      (3) to the maximum extent practicable, conduct or support such activities in a manner which the Secretary and Augusta Canal Authority determines will not have an adverse effect on the Corridor.