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                                                       Calendar No. 681
  2d Session
                                H. R. 940

                          [Report No. 106-342]



                           September 14, 1999

   Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

                             July 12, 2000

 Reported by Mr. Murkowski, with an amendment and an amendment to the 
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]


                                 AN ACT

  To designate the Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area, and for 
                            other purposes.

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


<DELETED>    This Act may be cited as the ``Lackawanna Valley National 
Heritage Area Act of 1999''.</DELETED>


<DELETED>    (a) Findings.--The Congress finds the following:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) The industrial and cultural heritage of 
        northeastern Pennsylvania inclusive of Lackawanna, Luzerne, 
        Wayne, and Susquehanna counties, related directly to anthracite 
        and anthracite-related industries, is nationally significant, 
        as documented in the United States Department of the Interior-
        National Parks Service, National Register of Historic Places, 
        Multiple Property Documentation submittal of the Pennsylvania 
        Historic and Museum Commission (1996).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) These industries include anthracite mining, 
        ironmaking, textiles, and rail transportation.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) The industrial and cultural heritage of the 
        anthracite and related industries in this region includes the 
        social history and living cultural traditions of the people of 
        the region.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) The labor movement of the region played a 
        significant role in the development of the Nation including the 
        formation of many key unions such as the United Mine Workers of 
        America, and crucial struggles to improve wages and working 
        conditions, such as the 1900 and 1902 anthracite 
        <DELETED>    (5) The Department of the Interior is responsible 
        for protecting the Nation's cultural and historic resources, 
        and there are significant examples of these resources within 
        this 4-county region to merit the involvement of the Federal 
        Government to develop programs and projects, in cooperation 
        with the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, the Commonwealth 
        of Pennsylvania, and other local and governmental bodies, to 
        adequately conserve, protect, and interpret this heritage for 
        future generations, while providing opportunities for education 
        and revitalization.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (6) The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority would 
        be an appropriate management entity for a Heritage Area 
        established in the region.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Purpose.--The objectives of the Lackawanna Valley 
National Heritage Area are as follows:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) To foster a close working relationship with 
        all levels of government, the private sector, and the local 
        communities in the anthracite coal region of northeastern 
        Pennsylvania and empower the communities to conserve their 
        heritage while continuing to pursue economic 
        <DELETED>    (2) To conserve, interpret, and develop the 
        historical, cultural, natural, and recreational resources 
        related to the industrial and cultural heritage of the 4-county 
        region of northeastern Pennsylvania.</DELETED>


<DELETED>    (a) Establishment.--There is hereby established the 
Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area (in this Act referred to as 
the ``Heritage Area'').</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Boundaries.--The Heritage Area shall be comprised of 
all or parts of the counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, and 
Susquehanna in Pennsylvania, determined pursuant to the compact under 
section 4.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Management Entity.--The management entity for the 
Heritage Area shall be the Lackawanna Heritage Valley 


<DELETED>    To carry out the purposes of this Act, the Secretary of 
the Interior (in this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall enter 
into a compact with the management entity. The compact shall include 
information relating to the objectives and management of the area, 
including each of the following:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) A delineation of the boundaries of the 
        Heritage Area.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) A discussion of the goals and objectives of 
        the Heritage Area, including an explanation of the proposed 
        approach to conservation and interpretation and a general 
        outline of the protection measures committed to by the 


<DELETED>    (a) Authorities of the Management Entity.--The management 
entity may, for purposes of preparing and implementing the management 
plan developed under subsection (b), use funds made available through 
this Act for the following:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) To make grants to, and enter into cooperative 
        agreements with States and their political subdivisions, 
        private organizations, or any person.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) To hire and compensate staff.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) To enter into contracts for goods and 
<DELETED>    (b) Management Plan.--The management entity shall develop 
a management plan for the Heritage Area that presents recommendations 
for the Heritage Area's conservation, funding, management, and 
development. Such plan shall take into consideration existing State, 
county, and local plans and involve residents, public agencies, and 
private organizations working in the Heritage Area. It shall include 
recommendations for actions to be undertaken by units of government and 
private organizations to protect the resources of the Heritage Area. It 
shall specify the existing and potential sources of funding to protect, 
manage, and develop the Heritage Area. Such plan shall include, as 
appropriate, the following:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) An inventory of the resources contained in the 
        Heritage Area, including a list of any property in the Heritage 
        Area that is related to the themes of the Heritage Area and 
        that should be preserved, restored, managed, developed, or 
        maintained because of its natural, cultural, historic, 
        recreational, or scenic significance.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) A recommendation of policies for resource 
        management which considers and details application of 
        appropriate land and water management techniques, including, 
        but not limited to, the development of intergovernmental 
        cooperative agreements to protect the Heritage Area's 
        historical, cultural, recreational, and natural resources in a 
        manner consistent with supporting appropriate and compatible 
        economic viability.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) A program for implementation of the management 
        plan by the management entity, including plans for restoration 
        and construction, and specific commitments of the identified 
        partners for the first 5 years of operation.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) An analysis of ways in which local, State, and 
        Federal programs may best be coordinated to promote the 
        purposes of this Act.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5) An interpretation plan for the Heritage 
<DELETED>The management entity shall submit the management plan to the 
Secretary for approval within 3 years after the date of enactment of 
this Act. If a management plan is not submitted to the Secretary as 
required within the specified time, the Heritage Area shall no longer 
qualify for Federal funding.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Duties of Management Entity.--The management entity 
        <DELETED>    (1) give priority to implementing actions set 
        forth in the compact and management plan, including steps to 
        assist units of government, regional planning organizations, 
        and nonprofit organizations in preserving the Heritage 
        <DELETED>    (2) assist units of government, regional planning 
        organizations, and nonprofit organizations in establishing and 
        maintaining interpretive exhibits in the Heritage Area; assist 
        units of government, regional planning organizations, and 
        nonprofit organizations in developing recreational resources in 
        the Heritage Area;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) assist units of government, regional planning 
        organizations, and nonprofit organizations in increasing public 
        awareness of and appreciation for the natural, historical, and 
        architectural resources and sites in the Heritage Area; assist 
        units of government, regional planning organizations and 
        nonprofit organizations in the restoration of any historic 
        building relating to the themes of the Heritage Area;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) encourage economic viability in the Heritage 
        Area consistent with the goals of the plan; encourage local 
        governments to adopt land use policies consistent with the 
        management of the Heritage Area and the goals of the 
        <DELETED>    (5) assist units of government, regional planning 
        organizations, and nonprofit organizations to ensure that 
        clear, consistent, and environmentally appropriate signs 
        identifying access points and sites of interest are put in 
        place throughout the Heritage Area;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (6) consider the interests of diverse 
        governmental, business, and nonprofit groups within the 
        Heritage Area;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (7) conduct public meetings at least quarterly 
        regarding the implementation of the management plan; 
        <DELETED>    (8) for any year in which Federal funds have been 
        received under this Act, make available for audit all records 
        pertaining to the expenditure of such funds and any matching 
        funds, and require, for all agreements authorizing expenditure 
        of Federal funds by other organizations, that the receiving 
        organizations make available for audit all records pertaining 
        to the expenditure of such funds.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Prohibition on the Acquisition of Real Property.--The 
management entity may not use Federal funds received under this Act to 
acquire real property or an interest in real property. Nothing in this 
Act shall preclude any management entity from using Federal funds from 
other sources for their permitted purposes.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (e) Spending for Non-Federally Owned Property.--The 
management entity may spend Federal funds directly on non-federally 
owned property to further the purposes of this Act, especially in 
assisting units of government in appropriate treatment of districts, 
sites, buildings, structures, and objects listed or eligible for 
listing on the National Register of Historic Places.</DELETED>


<DELETED>    (a) Technical and Financial Assistance.--The Secretary 
may, upon request of the management entity, provide technical and 
financial assistance to the management entity to develop and implement 
the management plan. In assisting the management entity, the Secretary 
shall give priority to actions that in general assist in--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) conserving the significant natural, historic, 
        and cultural resources which support its themes; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) providing educational, interpretive, and 
        recreational opportunities consistent with its resources and 
        associated values.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Approval and Disapproval of Management Plans.--The 
Secretary, in consultation with the Governor of Pennsylvania, shall 
approve or disapprove a management plan submitted under this Act not 
later than 90 days after receiving such management plan.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Action Following Disapproval.--If the Secretary 
disapproves a submitted management plan, the Secretary shall advise the 
management entity in writing of the reasons therefore and shall make 
recommendations for revisions in the plan. The Secretary shall approve 
or disapprove a proposed revision within 90 days after the date it is 
<DELETED>    (d) Approving Amendments.--The Secretary shall review 
substantial amendments to the management plan for the Heritage Area. 
Funds appropriated pursuant to this Act may not be expended to 
implement the changes made by such amendments until the Secretary 
approves the amendments.</DELETED>


<DELETED>    (a) Designation.--Upon publication by the Secretary in the 
Federal Register of notice that the Secretary has signed a compact (as 
provided for in subsection (b)) there is hereby designated the 
Schuylkill River National Heritage Area.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Compact.--The compact submitted under this section 
with respect to the Schuylkill River National Heritage Area shall 
consist of an agreement between the Secretary and the Schuylkill River 
Greenway Association (who shall serve as the management entity for the 
area). Such agreement shall define the area (including a delineation of 
the boundaries), describe anticipated programs for the area, and 
include information relating to the objectives and management of the 
area. Such information shall include, but not be limited to, an 
explanation of the proposed approach to the conservation and 
interpretation of the area and a general outline of the protection 
measures committed to by the partners.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Authorities and Duties.--The authorities and duties of 
the management entity and other Federal agencies for the Schuylkill 
River National Heritage Area shall be the same as provided for by 
sections 5 and 6 of this Act, except that for such purposes any 
reference in such sections to the ``Heritage Area'' shall be deemed to 
be a reference to the Schuylkill River National Heritage Area and any 
reference to the ``management entity'' shall be deemed a reference to 
the Schuylkill River Greenway Association.</DELETED>


<DELETED>    All authorized existing and future heritage area 
management entities in the Anthracite Coal Region in Pennsylvania are 
authorized and directed to coordinate with one another in the 
management of such areas. Each such management entity is authorized to 
use funds appropriated for such heritage areas for the purposes of this 


<DELETED>    The Secretary may not make any grant or provide any 
assistance under this Act after September 30, 2012.</DELETED>


<DELETED>    (a) In General.--There is authorized to be appropriated 
under this Act not more than $1,000,000 for any fiscal year for each 

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