120 STAT. 1808
PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006
SEC. 264. FREEDOM’S FRONTIER NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.
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(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established in the States the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. (b) BOUNDARIES.—The Heritage Area may include the following: (1) An area located in eastern Kansas and western Missouri, consisting of— (A) Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clay, Coffey, Crawford, Douglas, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Neosho, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Wilson, Woodson, Jefferson, Montgomery, Osage, and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas; and (B) Buchanan, Platte, Clay, Ray, Lafayette, Jackson, Cass, Johnson, Bates, Vernon, Barton, and St. Clair Counties in Missouri. (2) Contributing sites, buildings, and districts within the area that are recommended by the management plan. (c) MAP.—The final boundary of the Heritage Area within the counties identified in subsection (b)(1) shall be specified in the management plan. A map of the Heritage Area shall be included in the management plan. The map shall be on file in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (d) LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The local coordinating entity for the Heritage Area shall be Territorial Kansas Heritage Alliance, a nonprofit organization established in the State of Kansas, recognized by the Secretary, in consultation with the Governors of the States, so long as that Alliance is composed of not less than 25 percent residents of Missouri and agrees to perform the duties of the local coordinating entity under this subtitle. (2) AUTHORITIES.—For purposes of developing and implementing the management plan, the local coordinating entity may— (A) make grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements with, the States, political subdivisions of the States, and private organizations; (B) hire and compensate staff; and (C) enter into contracts for goods and services. (e) MANAGEMENT PLAN.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this subtitle, the local coordinating entity shall develop and submit to the Secretary a management plan reviewed by participating units of local government within the boundaries of the proposed Heritage Area. (2) CONTENTS.—The management plan shall— (A) present a comprehensive program for the conservation, interpretation, funding, management, and development of the Heritage Area, in a manner consistent with the existing local, State, and Federal land use laws and compatible economic viability of the Heritage Area; (B) establish criteria or standards to measure what is selected for conservation, interpretation, funding, management, and development; (C) involve residents, public agencies, and private organizations working in the Heritage Area;