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New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route

(Public Law 100-515; Approved October 20, 1988; 102 Stat. 2563; 16 U.S.C. 1244 note)


In order to provide for public appreciation, education, understanding, and enjoyment, through a coordinated interpretive program of certain nationally significant natural and cultural sites associated with the coastal area of the State of New Jersey that are accessible generally by public road, the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary"), acting through the Director of the National Park Service, with the concurrence of the agency having jurisdiction over such roads, is authorized to designate, by publication of a map or other description thereof in the Federal Register, a vehicular tour route along existing public roads linking such natural and cultural sites in New Jersey. Such route shall be known as the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route (hereinafter referred to as the "route").


The route shall follow public roads, which are generally located to the east of the Garden State Parkway, linking the New Jersey portion of Gateway National Recreation Area, known generally as the Sandy Hook Unit, with the national historic landmark in Cape May and that area north and west of Cape May in the vicinity of Deepwater, New Jersey. The Secretary may, in the manner set forth in section 1, designate additional segments of the route from time to time as appropriate to link the foregoing sites with other natural and cultural sites when such sites are designated and protected by Federal, State, or local governments, or other public or private entities.


(a) PREPARATION.-Within one year after the date of availability of funds, the Secretary shall prepare a comprehensive inventory of sites along the route and general plan which shall include but not be limited to the location and description of each of the following: (1) Significant fish and wildlife habitat and other natural


(2) Unique geographic or geologic features and significant landforms.

(3) Important cultural resources, including historical and archeological resources.

(4) Migration routes for raptors and other migratory birds, marine mammals, and other wildlife.

(b) INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM.-The general plan shall include proposals for a comprehensive interpretive program of the area and it shall identify alternatives for appropriate levels of protection of significant resources.

(c) TRANSMISSION TO CONGRESS.-The Secretary shall transmit the comprehensive inventory and the general plan to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives.

(d) CONSULTATION; PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.-The inventory and plan shall be prepared in consultation with other Federal agencies, the State of New Jersey, units of local government, and public and private entities. In addition, the Secretary shall ensure that there are ample opportunities for public involvement and participation in the preparation of the inventory and plan.


With respect to sites linked by segments of the route which are administered by other Federal, State, local nonprofit or private entities, the Secretary is authorized, pursuant to cooperative agreements with such entities, to provide technical assistance in the development of interpretive devices and materials and conservation methods regarding the resources enumerated in section 3 in order to contribute to public appreciation, understanding and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the sites along the route. The Secretary, in cooperation with State and local governments, and other public and private entities, shall prepare and distribute informational material for the public appreciation of sites along the route.


The route is to be marked with appropriate markers to guide the public. With the concurrence and assistance of the State or local entity having jurisdiction over the roads designated as part of the route, the Secretary may erect thereon signs and other informational devices displaying the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route marker. The Secretary is authorized to accept the donation of suitable signs and other informational devices for placement at appropriate locations.


(a) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary not more than $250,000 to carry out the purposes of this Act. No funds made available under this Act shall be used for the operation, maintenance, or repair of any road or related structure.

(b)(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), there are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out the purposes of this Act $1,000,000, which is in addition to any sums appropriated for such purposes for use during fiscal years ending on or before September 30, 1993.

(2) Funds appropriated pursuant to this subsection to carry out the purposes of this Act shall be used solely for technical assistance and the design and fabrication of interpretive materials, devices and signs. In addition to the limitation on funds contained in sub

section (a), no funds made available under this subsection shall be used for operation, maintenance, repair or construction except for construction of interpretive exhibits.

(3) The Federal share of any project carried out with funds appropriated pursuant to this subsection may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost for that project and shall be provided on a matching basis. The non-Federal share of such cost may be in the form of cash, materials or in-kind services fairly valued by the Secretary. (c) The authorities provided to the Secretary under this Act shall terminate five years after the date of enactment of this subsection [date of enactment-May 4, 1994].


(a) AGREEMENT WITH STATE.-To further the revitalization, rehabilitation, and utilization of the area known as "Officers Row" located within the Sandy Hook Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area, the Secretary of the Interior, or his designee, shall enter into an agreement to permit the State of New Jersey to use and occupy the property depicted on the map numbered 646/80,003, entitled "Marine Science Laboratory Land Assignment", dated September 1988, for the express purpose of constructing, developing, and operating, without cost to the National Park Service, a marine sciences laboratory to be known as the "James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory". The design of the new facility, the rehabilitation of Building 74, the design and location of landscaping modifications thereto, shall be reviewed by, and subject to the approval of, the Director of the National Park Service or his designee using the standards for rehabilitation and National Park Service guidelines and policies approved by the Secretary of the Interior.

(b) REVERSION.-If the improvements described in subsection (a) are not used as a marine sciences laboratory by the State of New Jersey, all use of the property and the improvements thereon shall revert, without consideration, to the National Park Service.

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

(Public Law 100-552; Approved October 28, 1988; 102 Stat. 2766; 16 U.S.C. 1244 note)


The Congress finds that

(1) the site at which the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition commenced in St. Louis, Missouri, and the site at which the expedition terminated at Fort Clatsop in Oregon have been recognized as sites of historic significance on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail; and

(2) the historic significance of the travels of Lewis and Clark on the High Plains and their portage around the Great Falls of the Missouri requires additional recognition and interpretation.


(a) LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER. That to further the public's understanding and provide appropriate interpretation of the scope and accomplishments of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, within the State of Montana and along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, the Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Secretary") is authorized to establish the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Center"). The Secretary shall establish the Center upon the transfer by the State of Montana to the United States of the lands described in subsection (b) and such additional easements and other rights as the Secretary deems necessary to ensure adequate public access to the Center.

(b) MAP. The Center shall consist of those lands, located in the vicinity of Great Falls, Montana, donated by the State of Montana, not to exceed fifty acres, as generally depicted on the map entitled "Boundary Map, Proposed Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center", dated June 1980. The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the Chief, United States Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, and the State of Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.

(c) REVERSION OF LANDS.-Any lands or portions of lands granted to the Secretary by the State of Montana for use in connection with the Center shall revert to the State of Montana if, at any time, the Secretary uses such lands for any purpose other than those authorized under this Act.


(a) AUTHORIZATION.-The Secretary shall administer the Center in accordance with this Act and the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the national forests in such manner as will best provide

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