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Text of the Celebrating America’s Heritage Act

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 24, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 12, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1483

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 12, 2007

(for himself, Mr. Tierney, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Hall of New York, Mr. Space, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Wamp, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Latham, Mr. Gordon of Tennessee, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Meehan, Ms. Sutton, Mr. Braley of Iowa, and Mr. Wilson of South Carolina) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to extend the authorization for certain national heritage areas, and for other purposes.

1.

Extensions and technical changes

(a)

In general

Division II of the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 (Public Law 104–333; 16 U.S.C. 461 note) is amended—

(1)

in each of sections 107, 208, 310, 408, 507, 607, 707, 811, and 910, by striking September 30, 2012 and inserting September 30, 2027; and

(2)

in each of sections 108(a), 209(a), 311(a), 409(a), 508(a), 608(a), 708(a), 812(a), and 909(c), by striking $10,000,000 and inserting $20,000,000.

(b)

Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway

Title VIII of Division II of the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 (Public Law 104–333; 110 Stat. 4267, 114 Stat. 31) is amended—

(1)

by striking Canal National Heritage Corridor each place it appears and inserting National Heritage Canalway;

(2)

in section 803—

(A)

by striking paragraph paragraph (2);

(B)

by redesignating paragraphs (3), (4), (5), (6), and (7) as paragraphs (2), (3), (4), (5), and (6), respectively;

(C)

in paragraph (2) (as redesignated by subparagraph (B)), by striking 808 and inserting 806; and

(D)

in paragraph (6) (as redesignated by subparagraph (B)), by striking 807(a) and inserting 805(a);

(3)

in the second sentence of section 804(b)(1), by striking 808 and inserting 806;

(4)

by striking sections 805 and 806;

(5)

by redesignating sections 807, 808, 809, 810, 811, and 812 as sections 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, and 810, respectively;

(6)

in section 805(c)(2) (as redesignated by paragraph (5)), by striking 808 and inserting 806;

(7)

in section 806 (as redesignated by paragraph (5))—

(A)

in subsection (a)(1), by striking Committee and inserting Secretary;

(B)

in subsection (a)(3)—

(i)

in subparagraph (A), by striking from the Committee; and

(ii)

in the first sentence of subparagraph (B), by striking Committee and inserting management entity;

(C)

in subsection (e), by striking 807(d)(1) and inserting 805(d)(1); and

(D)

in subsection (f), by striking 807(d)(1) and inserting 805(d)(1);

(8)

in section 808 (as redesignated by paragraph (5))—

(A)

in subsection (b), by striking Committee or; and

(B)

in subsection (c) in the matter before paragraph (1), by striking Committee and inserting management entity.

(c)

National coal heritage area amendments

Title I of Division II of the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 is amended as follows:

(1)

In section 103(b)—

(A)

by striking comprised of the counties and inserting

shall be comprised of the following:

(1)

The counties

; and

(B)

by inserting after paragraph (1) (as so designated by paragraph (1) of this subsection) the following new paragraphs:

(2)

Lincoln County, West Virginia.

(3)

Paint Creek and Cabin Creek within Kanawha County, West Virginia.

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(2)

In section 104, by striking Governor and all that follows through organizations and inserting National Coal Heritage Area Authority, a public corporation and government instrumentality established by the State of West Virginia, pursuant to which the Secretary shall assist the National Coal Heritage Area Authority.

(3)

In section 105—

(A)

by striking paragraphs (2) and (5) of; and

(B)

by adding at the end the following: Resources within Lincoln County, West Virginia, and Paint Creek and Cabin Creek within Kanawha County, West Virginia, shall also be eligible for assistance as determined by the National Coal Heritage Area Authority..

(4)

In section 106—

(A)

by striking Governor and all that follows through and Parks and inserting National Coal Heritage Area Authority; and

(B)

in subsection (a)(3), by striking State of West Virginia and all that follows through entities and inserting National Coal Heritage Area Authority.

(d)

Continuation of agreement

The contractual agreement entered into by the Secretary of the Interior and the Governor of West Virginia prior to the date of enactment of this Act pursuant to section 104 of title I of Division II of the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 shall be deemed as continuing in effect except that such agreement shall be between the Secretary and the National Coal Heritage Area Authority.

(e)

South Carolina heritage area amendment

Section 604(b)(2) of title VI of Division II of the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(O)

Berkeley County.

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