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[120 STAT. 1796]
[120 STAT. 1796]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2006

120 STAT. 1796

PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006 historical, scenic, and recreational resources in the area that includes Arabia Mountain, Panola Mountain, Miners Creek, and other significant sites and communities. (2) To assist the State of Georgia and the counties of DeKalb, Rockdale, and Henry in the State in developing and implementing an integrated cultural, historical, and land resource management program to protect, enhance, and interpret the significant resources within the heritage area.

SEC. 233. DEFINITIONS.

In this subtitle: (1) HERITAGE AREA.—The term ‘‘heritage area’’ means the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area established by section 234(a). (2) LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY.—The term ‘‘local coordinating entity’’ means the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance or a successor of the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance. (3) MANAGEMENT PLAN.—The term ‘‘management plan’’ means the management plan for the heritage area developed under section 236. (4) SECRETARY.—The term ‘‘Secretary’’ means the Secretary of the Interior. (5) STATE.—The term ‘‘State’’ means the State of Georgia. SEC. 234. ARABIA MOUNTAIN NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area in the State. (b) BOUNDARIES.—The heritage area shall consist of certain parcels of land in the counties of DeKalb, Rockdale, and Henry in the State, as generally depicted on the map entitled ‘‘Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area’’, numbered AMNHA–80,000, and dated October 2003. (c) AVAILABILITY OF MAP.—The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service. (d) LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY.—The Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance shall be the local coordinating entity for the heritage area. SEC. 235. AUTHORITIES AND DUTIES OF THE LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY.

(a) AUTHORITIES.—For purposes of developing and implementing the management plan, the local coordinating entity may— (1) make grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements with, the State, political subdivisions of the State, and private organizations; (2) hire and compensate staff; and (3) enter into contracts for goods and services. (b) DUTIES.— (1) MANAGEMENT PLAN.— (A) IN GENERAL.—The local coordinating entity shall develop and submit to the Secretary the management plan. (B) CONSIDERATIONS.—In developing and implementing the management plan, the local coordinating entity shall consider the interests of diverse governmental, business, and nonprofit groups within the heritage area.

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