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Public Law 105-355
To authorize the Automobile National Heritage Area in the State of
Michigan, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Nov. 6, 1998 - [H.R. 3910]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
TITLE I--AUTOMOBILE <<NOTE: Automobile National Heritage Area Act. 16
USC 461 note [table].>> NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA OF MICHIGAN
SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.
This title may be cited as the ``Automobile National Heritage Area
SEC. 102. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.
(a) Findings.--The Congress finds that--
(1) the industrial, cultural, and natural heritage legacies
of Michigan's automobile industry are nationally significant;
(2) in the areas of Michigan including and in proximity to
Detroit, Dearborn, Pontiac, Flint, and Lansing, the design and
manufacture of the automobile helped establish and expand the
United States industrial power;
(3) the industrial strength of automobile manufacturing was
vital to defending freedom and democracy in 2 world wars and
played a defining role in American victories;
(4) the economic strength of our Nation is connected
integrally to the vitality of the automobile industry, which
employs millions of workers and upon which 1 out of 7 United
States jobs depends;
(5) the industrial and cultural heritage of the automobile
industry in Michigan includes the social history and living
cultural traditions of several generations;
(6) the United Auto Workers and other unions played a
significant role in the history and progress of the labor
movement and the automobile industry;
(7) the Department of the Interior is responsible for
protecting and interpreting the Nation's cultural and historic
resources, and there are significant examples of these resources
within Michigan to merit the involvement of the Federal
Government to develop programs and projects in cooperation with
the Automobile National Heritage Area Partnership, Incorporated,
the State of Michigan, and other local and governmental bodies,
to adequately conserve, protect, and interpret
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this heritage for the educational and recreational benefit of
this and future generations of Americans;
(8) the Automobile National Heritage Area Partnership,
Incorporated would be an appropriate entity to oversee the
development of the Automobile National Heritage Area; and
(9) 2 local studies, ``A Shared Vision for Metropolitan
Detroit'' and ``The Machine That Changed the World'', and a
National Park Service study, ``Labor History Theme Study: Phase
III; Suitability-Feasibility'', demonstrated that sufficient
historical resources exist to establish the Automobile National
(b) Purpose.--The purpose of this title is to establish the
Automobile National Heritage Area to--
(1) foster a close working relationship with all levels of
government, the private sector, and the local communities in
Michigan and empower communities in Michigan to conserve their
automotive heritage while strengthening future economic
(2) conserve, interpret, and develop the historical,
cultural, natural, and recreational resources related to the
industrial and cultural heritage of the Automobile National
SEC. 103. DEFINITIONS.
For purposes of this title:
(1) Board.--The term ``Board'' means the Board of Directors
of the Partnership.
(2) Heritage area.--The term ``Heritage Area'' means the
Automobile National Heritage Area established by section 104.
(3) Partnership.--The term ``Partnership'' means the
Automobile National Heritage Area Partnership, Incorporated (a
nonprofit corporation established under the laws of the State of
(4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
SEC. 104. AUTOMOBILE NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.
(a) Establishment.--There is established in the State of Michigan
the Automobile National Heritage Area.
(1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the boundaries of
the Heritage Area shall include lands in Michigan that are
related to the following corridors:
(A) The Rouge River Corridor.
(B) The Detroit River Corridor.
(C) The Woodward Avenue Corridor.
(D) The Lansing Corridor.
(E) The Flint Corridor.
(F) The Sauk Trail/Chicago Road Corridor.
(2) Specific boundaries.--The specific boundaries of the
Heritage Area shall be those specified in the management plan
approved under section 106.
(3) Map.--The Secretary shall prepare a map of the Heritage
Area which shall be on file and available for public inspection
in the office of the Director of the National Park Service.
(4) Notice to local governments.--The Partnership shall
provide to the government of each city, village, and township
that has jurisdiction over property proposed to be included in
the Heritage Area written notice of that proposal.
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(c) Administration.--The Heritage Area shall be administered in
accordance with this title.
SEC. 105. DESIGNATION OF PARTNERSHIP AS MANAGEMENT ENTITY.
(a) In General.--The Partnership shall be the management entity for
the Heritage Area.
(b) Federal Funding.--
(1) Authorization to receive funds.--The Partnership may
receive amounts appropriated to carry out this title.
(2) Disqualification.--If a management plan for the Heritage
Area is not submitted to the Secretary as required under section
106 within the time specified in that section, the Partnership
shall cease to be authorized to receive Federal funding under
this title until such a plan is submitted to the Secretary.
(c) Authorities of Partnership.--The Partnership may, for purposes
of preparing and implementing the management plan for the Heritage Area,
use Federal funds made available under this title--
(1) to make grants to the State of Michigan, its political
subdivisions, nonprofit organizations, and other persons;
(2) to enter into cooperative agreements with or provide
technical assistance to the State of Michigan, its political
subdivisions, nonprofit organizations, and other organizations;
(3) to hire and compensate staff;
(4) to obtain money from any source under any program or law
requiring the recipient of such money to make a contribution in
order to receive such money; and
(5) to contract for goods and services.
(d) Prohibition of Acquisition of Real Property.--The Partnership
may not use Federal funds received under this title to acquire real
property or any interest in real property.
SEC. 106. MANAGEMENT DUTIES OF THE AUTOMOBILE NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
(a) Heritage Area Management Plan.--
(1) Submission for review by secretary.--The Board of
Directors of the Partnership shall, within 3 years after the
date of the enactment of this title, develop and submit for
review to the Secretary a management plan for the Heritage Area.
(2) Plan requirements, generally.--A management plan
submitted under this section shall--
(A) present comprehensive recommendations for the
conservation, funding, management, and development of
the Heritage Area;
(B) be prepared with public participation;
(C) take into consideration existing Federal, State,
county, and local plans and involve residents, public
agencies, and private organizations in the Heritage
(D) include a description of actions that units of
government and private organizations are recommended to
take to protect the resources of the Heritage Area; and
(E) specify existing and potential sources of
Federal and non-Federal funding for the conservation,
management, and development of the Heritage Area.
(3) Additional plan requirements.--The management plan also
shall include the following, as appropriate:
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(A) An <<NOTE: Records.>> inventory of resources
contained in the Heritage Area, including a list of
property in the Heritage Area that should be conserved,
restored, managed, developed, or maintained because of
the natural, cultural, or historic significance of the
property as it relates to the themes of the Heritage
Area. The inventory may not include any property that is
privately owned unless the owner of the property
consents in writing to that inclusion.
(B) A recommendation of policies for resource
management that consider and detail the application of
appropriate land and water management techniques,
including (but not limited to) the development of
intergovernmental cooperative agreements to manage the
historical, cultural, and natural resources and
recreational opportunities of the Heritage Area in a
manner consistent with the support of appropriate and
compatible economic viability.
(C) A program for implementation of the management
plan, including plans for restoration and construction
and a description of any commitments that have been made
by persons interested in management of the Heritage
(D) An analysis of means by which Federal, State,
and local programs may best be coordinated to promote
the purposes of this title.
(E) An interpretive plan for the Heritage Area.
(4) Approval <<NOTE: Deadlines.>> and disapproval of the
(A) In general.--Not later than 180 days after
submission of the Heritage Area management plan by the
Board, the Secretary shall approve or disapprove the
plan. If the Secretary has taken no action after 180
days, the plan shall be considered approved.
(B) Disapproval and revisions.--If the Secretary
disapproves the management plan, the Secretary shall
advise the Board, in writing, of the reasons for the
disapproval and shall make recommendations for revision
of the plan. The Secretary shall approve or disapprove
proposed revisions to the plan not later than 60 days
after receipt of such revisions from the Board. If the
Secretary has taken no action for 60 days after receipt,
the plan and revisions shall be considered approved.
(b) Priorities.--The Partnership shall give priority to the
implementation of actions, goals, and policies set forth in the
management plan for the Heritage Area, including--
(1) assisting units of government, regional planning
organizations, and nonprofit organizations--
(A) in conserving the natural and cultural resources
in the Heritage Area;
(B) in establishing and maintaining interpretive
exhibits in the Heritage Area;
(C) in developing recreational opportunities in the
(D) in increasing public awareness of and
appreciation for the natural, historical, and cultural
resources of the Heritage Area;
(E) in the restoration of historic buildings that
are located within the boundaries of the Heritage Area
and related to the theme of the Heritage Area; and
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(F) in ensuring that clear, consistent, and
environmentally appropriate signs identifying access
points and sites of interest are put in place throughout
the Heritage Area; and
(2) consistent with the goals of the management plan,
encouraging economic viability in the affected communities by
(c) Consideration of Interests of Local Groups.--The Partnership
shall, in preparing and implementing the management plan for the
Heritage Area, consider the interest of diverse units of government,
businesses, private property owners, and nonprofit groups within the
(d) Public Meetings.--The Partnership shall conduct public meetings
at least annually regarding the implementation of the Heritage Area
(e) Annual Reports.--The Partnership shall, for any fiscal year in
which it receives Federal funds under this title or in which a loan made
by the Partnership with Federal funds under section 105(c)(1) is
outstanding, submit an annual report to the Secretary setting forth its
accomplishments, its expenses and income, and the entities to which it
made any loans and grants during the year for which the report is made.
(f) Cooperation With Audits.--The Partnership shall, for any fiscal
year in which it receives Federal funds under this title or in which a
loan made by the Partnership with Federal funds under section 105(c)(1)
is outstanding, make available for audit by the Congress, the Secretary,
and appropriate units of government all records and other information
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
such audit all records and other information pertaining to the
expenditure of such funds.
(g) Delegation.--The Partnership may delegate the responsibilities
and actions under this section for each corridor identified in section
104(b)(1). All delegated actions are subject to review and approval by
SEC. 107. DUTIES AND AUTHORITIES OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.
(a) Technical Assistance and Grants.--
(1) In general.--The Secretary may provide technical
assistance and, subject to the availability of appropriations,
grants to units of government, nonprofit organizations, and
other persons upon request of the Partnership, and to the
Partnership, regarding the management plan and its
(2) Prohibition of certain requirements.--The Secretary may
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