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[120 STAT. 1789]
[120 STAT. 1789]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2006

PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006

120 STAT. 1789

(3) assist local and tribal governments and non-profit organizations in— (A) establishing and maintaining interpretive exhibits in the heritage area; (B) developing recreational resources in the heritage area; (C) increasing public awareness of, and appreciation for, the cultural, historical, archaeological and natural resources and sits in the heritage area; (D) the restoration of historic structures related to the heritage area; and (E) carrying out other actions that the management entity determines appropriate to fulfill the purposes of this subtitle, consistent with the management plan. (d) PROHIBITION ON ACQUIRING REAL PROPERTY.—The management entity may not use Federal funds received under this subtitle to acquire real property or an interest in real property. (e) PUBLIC MEETINGS.—The management entity shall hold public meetings at least annually regarding the implementation of the management plan. (f) ANNUAL REPORTS AND AUDITS.— (1) For any year in which the management entity receives Federal funds under this subtitle, the management entity shall submit an annual report to the Secretary setting forth accomplishments, expenses and income, and each entity to which any grant was made by the management entity. (2) The management entity shall make available to the Secretary for audit all records relating to the expenditure of Federal funds and any matching funds. The management entity shall also require, for all agreements authorizing expenditure of Federal funds by other organizations, that the receiving organization make available to the Secretary for audit all records concerning the expenditure of those funds. SEC. 206. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY.

(a) TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.—The Secretary may, upon request of the management entity, provide technical and financial assistance to develop and implement the management plan. (b) PRIORITY.—In providing assistance under subsection (a), the Secretary shall give priority to actions that facilitate— (1) the conservation of the significant natural, cultural, historical, archaeological, scenic, and recreational resources of the heritage area; and (2) the provision of educational, interpretive, and recreational opportunities consistent with the resources and associated values of the heritage area. SEC. 207. PRIVATE PROPERTY PROTECTIONS; SAVINGS PROVISIONS.

(a) PRIVATE PROPERTY PROTECTION.— (1) NOTIFICATION AND CONSENT OF PROPERTY OWNERS REQUIRED.—No privately owned property shall be preserved, conserved, or promoted by the management plan for the Heritage Area until the owner of that private property has been notified in writing by the management entity and has given written consent for such preservation, conservation or promotion to the management entity.

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