PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006
120 STAT. 1859
SEC. 703. NEW JERSEY COASTAL HERITAGE TRAIL ROUTE.
(a) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Public Law 100–515 (16 U.S.C. 1244 note) is amended by striking section 6 and inserting the following: ‘‘SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act. ‘‘(b) USE OF FUNDS.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Amounts made available under subsection (a) shall be used only for— ‘‘(A) technical assistance; and ‘‘(B) the design and fabrication of interpretative materials, devices, and signs. ‘‘(2) LIMITATIONS.—No funds made available under subsection (a) shall be used for— ‘‘(A) operation, repair, or construction costs, except for the costs of constructing interpretative exhibits; or ‘‘(B) operation, maintenance, or repair costs for any road or related structure. ‘‘(3) COST-SHARING REQUIREMENT.— ‘‘(A) FEDERAL SHARE.—The Federal share of any project carried out with amounts made available under subsection (a)— ‘‘(i) may not exceed 50 percent of the total project costs; and ‘‘(ii) shall be provided on a matching basis. ‘‘(B) FORM OF NON-FEDERAL SHARE.—The non-Federal share of carrying out a project with amounts made available under subsection (a) may be in the form of cash, materials, or in-kind services, the value of which shall be determined by the Secretary. ‘‘(c) TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY.—The authorities provided to the Secretary under this Act shall terminate on September 30, 2007.’’. (b) STRATEGIC PLAN.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available, the Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a strategic plan for the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route. (2) CONTENTS.—The strategic plan shall describe— (A) opportunities to increase participation by national and local private and public interests in the planning, development, and administration of the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route; and (B) organizational options for sustaining the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route.
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