PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006
120 STAT. 1829
coordinating entity, approve or disapprove the proposed revision. (e) IMPLEMENTATION.—On approval of the management plan as provided in subsection (d)(1), the local coordinating entity, in conjunction with the Secretary, shall take appropriate steps to implement the management plan. (f) AMENDMENTS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall review each amendment to the management plan that the Secretary determines may make a substantial change to the management plan. (2) USE OF FUNDS.—Funds made available under this subtitle shall not be expended to implement an amendment described in paragraph (1) until the Secretary approves the amendment. SEC. 291F. AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY.
(a) AUTHORITIES.—The local coordinating entity may, for purposes of preparing and implementing the management plan, use funds made available under this subtitle to— (1) make grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements with, a State (including a political subdivision), an Indian tribe, a private organization, or any person; and (2) hire and compensate staff. (b) DUTIES.—In addition to developing the management plan, the local coordinating entity shall— (1) give priority to implementing the memorandum of understanding and the management plan, including taking steps to— (A) assist units of government, regional planning organizations, and nonprofit organizations in— (i) establishing and maintaining interpretive exhibits along the Heritage Route; (ii) developing recreational resources along the Heritage Route; (iii) increasing public awareness of and appreciation for the archaeological, historical, cultural, natural, scenic, and recreational resources and sites along the Heritage Route; and (iv) if requested by the owner, restoring, stabilizing, or rehabilitating any private, public, or tribal historical building relating to the themes of the Heritage Route; (B) encourage economic viability and diversity along the Heritage Route in accordance with the objectives of the management plan; and (C) encourage the installation of clear, consistent, and environmentally appropriate signage identifying access points and sites of interest along the Heritage Route; (2) consider the interests of diverse governmental, business, and nonprofit groups associated with the Heritage Route; (3) conduct public meetings in the region of the Heritage Route at least semiannually regarding the implementation of the management plan; (4) submit substantial amendments (including any increase of more than 20 percent in the cost estimates for implementation) to the management plan to the Secretary for approval by the Secretary; and
13:05 Jul 12, 2007