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C. LAWS APPLICABLE TO SPECIFIC TRAILS OF THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route
(Public Law 100-515; Approved October 20, 1988; 102 Stat. 2563; 16 U.S.C. 1244 note)
SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF NEW JERSEY COASTAL HERITAGE TRAIL ROUTE.
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").
SEC. 2. LOCATION; ADDITIONAL SEGMENTS.
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.
SEC. 3. INVENTORY AND PLAN.
(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.
B. NATIONAL RECREATIONAL TRAILS FUND
(part B of title I of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-240; Approved December 18, 1991))
PART B-NATIONAL RECREATIONAL TRAILS FUND ACT SEC. 1301. [16 U.S.C. 1261 note] SHORT TITLE.
This part may be cited as the "Symms National Recreational Trails Act of 1991".
SEC. 1302. [16 U.S.C. 1261] NATIONAL RECREATIONAL TRAILS FUNDING PROGRAM.
(a) IN GENERAL.-The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior, using amounts available in the Fund, shall administer a program allocating moneys to the States for the purposes of providing and maintaining recreational trails.
(b) STATEMENT OF INTENT.-Moneys made available under this part are to be used on trails and trail-related projects which have been planned and developed under the otherwise existing laws, policies and administrative procedures within each State, and which are identified in, or which further a specific goal of, a trail plan included or referenced in a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan required by the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act 1.
(c) STATE ELIGIBILITY.—
(1) TRANSITIONAL PROVISION.—Until the date that is 3 years after the date of enactment of this part, a State shall be eligible to receive moneys under this part only if such State's application proposes to use the moneys as provided in subsection (e).
(2) PERMANENT PROVISION.-On and after the date that is three years after the date of the enactment of this part, a State shall be eligible to receive moneys under this part only if
(A) a recreational trail advisory board on which both motorized and nonmotorized recreational trail users are represented exists within the State;
(B) the Governor of the State has designated the State official or officials who will be responsible for administering moneys received under this part; and
(C) the State's application proposes to use moneys received under this part as provided in subsection (e). (3) FEDERAL SHARE.
1 With regard to subsection (b), see section 6(d) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 4601-8) for the requirements for, and elements of, a "comprehensive statewide outdoor recreation plan".
(A) PRIOR TO FISCAL YEAR 2001.-Prior to October 1, 2000, the Federal share of the cost of a project under this section shall be 50 percent.
(B) FISCAL YEAR 2001 AND THEREAFTER.-For fiscal year 2001 and each fiscal year thereafter, a State shall be eligible to receive moneys under this part for a fiscal year only if the State agrees to expend from non-Federal sources for carrying out projects under this part an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount received by the State under this part in that fiscal year.
(d) ALLOCATION OF MONEYS IN THE FUND.
(1) ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS.-No more than 3 percent of the expenditures made annually from the Fund may be used to pay the cost to the Secretary for
(A) approving applications of States for moneys under this part;
(B) paying expenses of the National Recreational Trails Advisory Committee;
(C) conducting national surveys of nonhighway recreational fuel consumption by State, for use in making determinations and estimations pursuant to this part;
(D) contracting for services with other land management agencies; and
(E) if any such funds remain unexpended, research on methods to accommodate multiple trail uses and increase the compatibility of those uses, information dissemination, technical assistance, and preparation of a national trail plan as required by the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1241 et al).
(2) ALLOCATION TO STATES.
(A) AMOUNT.-Amounts in the Fund remaining after payment of the administrative costs described in paragraph (1), shall be allocated and paid to the States annually in the following proportions:
(i) EQUAL AMOUNTS.-50 percent of such amounts shall be allocated equally among eligible States.
(ii) AMOUNTS PROPORTIONATE TO NONHIGHWAY RECREATIONAL FUEL USE.-50 percent of such amounts shall be allocated among eligible States in proportion to the amount of nonhighway recreational fuel use during the preceding year in each such State, respectively.
(B) USE OF DATA. In determining amounts of nonhighway recreational fuel use for the purpose of subparagraph (A)(ii), the Secretary may consider data on offhighway vehicle registrations in each State.
(3) LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS.-The provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) notwithstanding, the total of all obligations for recreational trails under this section shall not exceed―
(A) $30,000,000 for fiscal year 1992;