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ROUTE 66 CORRIDOR,
[[Page 113 STAT. 224]]
Public Law 106-45
To preserve the cultural resources of the Route 66 <<NOTE: Aug. 10,
1999 - [H.R. 66]>> corridor and to authorize the Secretary of the
Interior to provide assistance.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Historic
SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS. <<NOTE: 16 USC 461 note.>>
In this Act, the following definitions apply:
(1) Route 66 corridor.--The term ``Route 66 corridor'' means
structures and other cultural resources described in paragraph
(A) lands owned by the Federal Government and lands
owned by a State or local government within the
immediate vicinity of those portions of the highway
formerly designated as United States Route 66; and
(B) private land within that immediate vicinity that
is owned by persons or entities that are willing to
participate in the programs authorized by this Act.
(2) Cultural resource programs.--The term ``Cultural
Resource Programs'' means the programs established and
administered by the National Park Service for the benefit of and
in support of preservation of the Route 66 corridor, either
directly or indirectly.
(3) Preservation of the route 66 corridor.--The term
``preservation of the Route 66 corridor'' means the preservation
or restoration of structures or other cultural resources of
businesses, sites of interest, and other contributing resources
(A) are located within the land described in para-
(B) existed during the route's period of outstanding
historic significance (principally between 1926 and
1970), as defined by the study prepared by the National
Park Service and entitled ``Special Resource Study of
Route 66'', dated July 1995; and
(C) remain in existence as of the date of the
enactment of this Act.
(4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior, acting through the Cultural Resource Programs
at the National Park Service.
(5) State.--The term ``State'' means a State in which a
portion of the Route 66 corridor is located.
[[Page 113 STAT. 225]]
SEC. 2. MANAGEMENT. <<NOTE: 16 USC 461 note.>>
(a) <<NOTE: Guidelines.>> In General.--The Secretary, in
collaboration with the entities described in subsection (c), shall
facilitate the development of guidelines and a program of technical
assistance and grants that will set priorities for the preservation of
the Route 66 corridor.
(b) Designation of Officials.--The Secretary shall designate
officials of the National Park Service stationed at locations convenient
to the States to perform the functions of the Cultural Resource Programs
under this Act.
(c) General Functions.--The Secretary shall--
(1) support efforts of State and local public and private
persons, nonprofit Route 66 preservation entities, Indian
tribes, State Historic Preservation Offices, and entities in the
States for the preservation of the Route 66 corridor by
providing technical assistance, participating in cost-sharing
programs, and making grants;
(2) act as a clearinghouse for communication among Federal,
State, and local agencies, nonprofit Route 66 preservation
entities, Indian tribes, State historic preservation offices,
and private persons and entities interested in the preservation
of the Route 66 corridor; and
(3) assist the States in determining the appropriate form of
and establishing and supporting a non-Federal entity or entities
to perform the functions of the Cultural Resource Programs after
those programs are terminated.
(d) Authorities.--In carrying out this Act, the Secretary may--
(1) enter into cooperative agreements, including (but not
limited to) cooperative agreements for study, planning,
preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration related to the
Route 66 corridor;
(2) accept donations of funds, equipment, supplies, and
services as appropriate;
(3) provide cost-share grants for projects for the
preservation of the Route 66 corridor (but not to exceed 50
percent of total project costs) and information about existing
(4) provide technical assistance in historic preservation
and interpretation of the Route 66 corridor; and
(5) coordinate, promote, and stimulate research by other
persons and entities regarding the Route 66 corridor.
(e) Preservation Assistance.--
(1) In general.--The Secretary shall provide assistance in
the preservation of the Route 66 corridor in a manner that is
compatible with the idiosyncratic nature of the Route 66
(2) Planning.--The Secretary shall not prepare or require
preparation of an overall management plan for the Route 66
corridor, but shall cooperate with the States and local public
and private persons and entities, State historic preservation
offices, nonprofit Route 66 preservation entities, and Indian
tribes in developing local preservation plans to guide efforts
to protect the most important or representative resources of the
Route 66 corridor.
[[Page 113 STAT. 226]]
SEC. 3. RESOURCE TREATMENT. <<NOTE: 16 USC 461 note.>>
(a) Technical Assistance Program.--
(1) Program required.--The Secretary shall develop a program
of technical assistance in the preservation of the Route 66
corridor and interpretation of the Route 66 corridor.
(2) Program guidelines.--As part of the technical assistance
program under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall establish
guidelines for setting priorities for preservation needs for the
Route 66 corridor. The Secretary shall base the guidelines on
the Secretary's standards for historic preservation.
(b) Program for Coordination of Activities.--
(1) In general.--The Secretary shall coordinate a program of
historic research, curation, preservation strategies, and the
collection of oral and video histories of events that occurred
along the Route 66 corridor.
(2) Design.--The program under paragraph (1) shall be
designed for continuing use and implementation by other
organizations after the Cultural Resource Programs are
SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. <<NOTE: 16 USC 461 note.>>
There are authorized to be appropriated $10,000,000 for the period
of fiscal years 2000 through 2009 to carry out the purposes of this Act.
Approved August 10, 1999.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 66 (S. 292):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-137 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 106-20 accompanying S. 292 (Comm. on Energy and
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 145 (1999):
June 30, considered and passed House.
July 27, considered and passed Senate.
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