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[120 STAT. 1850]
[120 STAT. 1850]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2006

120 STAT. 1850 Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Act Amendments of 2006. 16 USC 461 note.

PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006


This title may be cited as the ‘‘Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Act Amendments of 2006’’. SEC. 402. TRANSITION AND PROVISIONS FOR NEW LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY.

16 USC 461 note.

16 USC 461 note. Memorandum.

The Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Act of 1984 (Public Law 98–398; 16 U.S.C. 461 note) is amended as follows: (1) In section 103— (A) in paragraph (8), by striking ‘‘and’’; (B) in paragraph (9), by striking the period and inserting ‘‘; and’’; and (C) by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(10) the term ‘Association’ means the Canal Corridor Association (an organization described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of such Code).’’. (2) By adding at the end of section 112 the following new paragraph: ‘‘(7) The Secretary shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Association to help ensure appropriate transition of the local coordinating entity to the Association and coordination with the Association regarding that role.’’. (3) By adding at the end the following new sections: ‘‘SEC. 119. ASSOCIATION AS LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY.

‘‘Upon the termination of the Commission, the local coordinating entity for the corridor shall be the Association. ‘‘SEC. 120. DUTIES AND AUTHORITIES OF ASSOCIATION.

‘‘For purposes of preparing and implementing the management plan developed under section 121, the Association may use Federal funds made available under this title— ‘‘(1) to make loans and grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements with, States and their political subdivisions, private organizations, or any person; ‘‘(2) to hire, train, and compensate staff; and ‘‘(3) to enter into contracts for goods and services. ‘‘SEC. 121. DUTIES OF THE ASSOCIATION.

‘‘The Association shall— ‘‘(1) develop and submit to the Secretary for approval under section 123 a proposed management plan for the corridor not later than 2 years after Federal funds are made available for this purpose; ‘‘(2) give priority to implementing actions set forth in the management plan, including taking steps to assist units of local government, regional planning organizations, and other organizations— ‘‘(A) in preserving the corridor;


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