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[120 STAT. 1839]
[120 STAT. 1839]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2006

PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006

120 STAT. 1839

(B) foraging armies; and (C) marauding contingents of loyalist Tories and rebel sympathizers; (10) because of the important role that the State of New Jersey played in the successful outcome of the American Revolution, there is a Federal interest in developing a regional framework to assist the State of New Jersey, local governments and organizations, and private citizens in— (A) preserving and protecting cultural, historic, and natural resources of the period; and (B) bringing recognition to those resources for the educational and recreational benefit of the present and future generations of citizens of the United States; and (11) the National Park Service has conducted a national heritage area feasibility study in the State of New Jersey that demonstrates that there is a sufficient assemblage of nationally distinctive cultural, historic, and natural resources necessary to establish the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area. (b) PURPOSES.—The purposes of this subtitle are— (1) to assist communities, organizations, and citizens in the State of New Jersey in preserving— (A) the special historic identity of the State; and (B) the importance of the State to the United States; (2) to foster a close working relationship among all levels of government, the private sector, and local communities in the State; (3) to provide for the management, preservation, protection, and interpretation of the cultural, historic, and natural resources of the State for the educational and inspirational benefit of future generations; (4) to strengthen the value of Morristown National Historical Park as an asset to the State by— (A) establishing a network of related historic resources, protected landscapes, educational opportunities, and events depicting the landscape of the State of New Jersey during the American Revolution; and (B) establishing partnerships between Morristown National Historical Park and other public and privately owned resources in the Heritage Area that represent the strategic fulcrum of the American Revolution; and (5) to authorize Federal financial and technical assistance for the purposes described in paragraphs (1) through (4). SEC. 297B. DEFINITIONS.

In this subtitle: (1) HERITAGE AREA.—The term ‘‘Heritage Area’’ means the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area established by section 297C(a). (2) LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY.—The term ‘‘local coordinating entity’’ means the local coordinating entity for the Heritage Area designated by section 297C(d). (3) MANAGEMENT PLAN.—The term ‘‘management plan’’ means the management plan for the Heritage Area developed under section 297D.

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