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                                                       Calendar No. 551
105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 1665

                          [Report No. 105-312]

   To reauthorize the Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal National 
             Heritage Corridor Act, and for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           February 23, 1998

  Mr. Specter (for himself and Mr. Santorum) introduced the following 
bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

             September 8 (legislative day, August 31), 1998

               Reported by Mr. Murkowski, with amendments
  [Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
   To reauthorize the Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal National 
             Heritage Corridor Act, 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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Delaware and Lehigh National 
Heritage Corridor Act Amendments of 1998''.

SEC. 2. NAME CHANGE.

    The Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal National Heritage Corridor 
Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 4552) is amended by striking 
``Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal National Heritage Corridor'' 
each place it appears (except section 4(a)) and inserting ``Delaware 
and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor''.

SEC. 3. PURPOSE.

    Section 3(b) of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor 
Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 4552) is amended--
            (1) by inserting after ``subdivisions'' the following: ``in 
        enhancing economic development within the context of 
        preservation and''; and
            (2) by striking ``and surrounding the Delaware and Lehigh 
        Navigation Canal in the Commonwealth'' and inserting ``the 
        Corridor''.

SEC. 4. CORRIDOR COMMISSION.

    (a) Membership.--Section 5(b) of the Delaware and Lehigh National 
Heritage Corridor Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 4553) is 
amended--
            (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking 
        ``appointed not later than 6 months after the date of enactment 
        of this Act'';
            (2) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
        <DELETED>    ``(2) 3 individuals appointed by the Secretary 
        from among individuals recommended by the Governor, of whom--
        </DELETED>
            ``(2) 3 individuals appointed by the Secretary upon 
        consideration of individuals recommended by the governor, of 
        whom--
                    ``(A) 1 shall represent the Pennsylvania Department 
                of Conservation and Natural Resources;
                    ``(B) 1 shall represent the Pennsylvania Department 
                of Community and Economic Development; and
                    ``(C) 1 shall represent the Pennsylvania Historical 
                and Museum Commission.'';
            (3) in paragraph (3), by striking ``the Secretary, after 
        receiving recommendations from the Governor, of whom'' and all 
        that follows through ``Delaware Canal region'' and inserting 
        the follow- 
        <DELETED>ing: ``the Secretary from among individuals 
        recommended by the Governor, of whom--</DELETED>
        ing: ``the Secretary upon consideration of individuals 
        recommended by the governor, of whom--
                    ``(A) 1 shall represent a city, 1 shall represent a 
                borough, and 1 shall represent a township; and
                    ``(B) 1 shall represent each of the 5 counties of 
                Luzerne, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Bucks in 
                Pennsylvania''; and
            (4) in paragraph (4)--
                    (A) by striking ``8 individuals'' and inserting ``9 
                individuals''; and
                    (B) by striking ``the Secretary, after receiving 
                recommendations from the Governor, who shall have'' and 
                all that follows through ``Canal region. A vacancy'' 
                and inserting the <DELETED>following: ``the Secretary 
                from among individuals recommended by the Governor, of 
                whom--
                </DELETED>following, ``the Secretary upon consideration 
                of individuals recommended by the governor, of whom--
                    ``(A) 3 shall represent the northern region of the 
                Corridor;
                    ``(B) 3 shall represent the middle region of the 
                Corridor; and
                    ``(C) 3 shall represent the southern region of the 
                Corridor.
A vacancy''.
    (b) Terms.--Section 5 of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage 
Corridor Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 4553) is amended by 
striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:
    ``(c) Terms.--The following provisions shall apply to a member of 
the Commission appointed under paragraph (3) or (4) of subsection (b):
            ``(1) Length of term.--The member shall serve for a term of 
        3 years.
            ``(2) Carryover.--The member shall serve until a successor 
        is appointed by the Secretary.
            ``(3) Replacement.--If the member resigns or is unable to 
        serve due to incapacity or death, the Secretary shall appoint, 
        not later than 60 days after receiving a nomination of the 
        appointment from the Governor, a new member to serve for the 
        remainder of the term.
            ``(4) Term limits.--A member may serve for not more than 2 
        full terms starting after the date of enactment of this 
        paragraph.''.
<DELETED>    (c) Confirmation.--Section 5 of the Delaware and Lehigh 
National Heritage Corridor Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 
4553) is amended by adding at the end the following:</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(h) Confirmation.--The Secretary shall accept or reject 
an appointment under paragraph (3) or (4) of subsection (b) not later 
than 60 days after receiving a nomination of the appointment from the 
Governor.''.</DELETED>

SEC. 5. POWERS OF THE COMMISSION.

    (a) Conveyance of Real Estate.--Section 7(g)(3) of the Delaware and 
Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 
Stat. 4555) is amended in the first sentence by inserting ``or 
nonprofit organization'' after ``appropriate public agency''.
    (b) Cooperative Agreements.--Section 7(h) of the Delaware and 
Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 
Stat. 4555) is amended--
            (1) in the first sentence, by inserting ``any nonprofit 
        organization,'' after ``subdivision of the Commonwealth,''; and
            (2) in the second sentence, by inserting ``such nonprofit 
        organization,'' after ``such political subdivision,''.
<DELETED>    (c) Grants and Loans.--Section 7 of the Delaware and 
Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 
Stat. 4554) is amended--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) by redesignating subsection (i) as subsection 
        (j); and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) by inserting after subsection (h) the 
        following:</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(i) Grants and Loans.--The Commission may administer any 
grant or loan from amounts--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(1) appropriated to the Commission for the 
        purpose of providing a grant or loan; or</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(2) donated or otherwise made available to the 
        Commission for the purpose of providing a grant or 
        loan.''.</DELETED>

SEC. 6. DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

    Section 8(b) of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor 
Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 4556) is amended in the 
matter preceding paragraph (1) by inserting ``, cultural, natural, 
recreational, and scenic'' after ``interpret the historic''.

SEC. 7. TERMINATION OF THE COMMISSION.

    Section 9(a) of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor 
Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 4556) is amended by striking 
``5 years after the date of enactment of this Act'' and inserting ``10 
years after the date of enactment of the Delaware and Lehigh National 
Heritage Corridor Act Amendments of 1997''.

SEC. 8. DUTIES OF OTHER FEDERAL ENTITIES.

    Section 11 of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor 
Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 4557) is amended in the 
matter preceding paragraph (1) by striking ``the flow of the Canal or 
the natural'' and <DELETED>inserting ``the historic, cultural, natural, 
recreational, or scenic''.
</DELETED>inserting ``directly affecting the purposes of the 
Corridor''.

SEC. 9. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) Commission.--Section 12(a) of the Delaware and Lehigh National 
Heritage Corridor Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 4558) is 
amended by striking ``$350,000'' and inserting ``$650,000''.
    (b) Management Action Plan.--Section 12 of the Delaware and Lehigh 
National Heritage Corridor Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 
4558) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Management Action Plan.--
            ``(1) In general.--To implement the management action plan 
        created by the Commission, there is authorized to be 
        appropriated $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1998 through 
        2007.
            ``(2) Limitation on expenditures.--Amounts made available 
        under paragraph (1) shall not exceed 50 percent of the costs of 
        implementing the management action plan.''.

SEC. 10. LOCAL AUTHORITY AND PRIVATE PROPERTY.

    The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Act of 1988 
(Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 4552) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating section 13 as section 14; and
            (2) by inserting after section 12 the following:

``SEC. 13. LOCAL AUTHORITY AND PRIVATE PROPERTY.

    ``The Commission shall not interfere with--
            ``(1) the private property rights of any person; or
            ``(2) any local zoning ordinance or land use plan of the 
        Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any political subdivision of 
        Pennsylvania.''.

SEC. 11. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY.

    Section 10(d) of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor 
Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-692; 102 Stat. 4557) is amended by striking 
the subsection and inserting--
    ``(d) Technical Assistance and Grants.--The Secretary, upon request 
of the Commission, is authorized to provide grants and technical 
assistance to the Commission or units of government, nonprofit 
organizations, and other persons, for development and implementation of 
the Plan.''.
                                     





                                                       Calendar No. 551

105th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                S. 1665

                          [Report No. 105-312]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

   To reauthorize the Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal National 
             Heritage Corridor Act, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

             September 8 (legislative day, August 31), 1998

                        Reported with amendments

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