[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 120, 109th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]

120 STAT. 3264

Public Law 109-436
109th Congress

An Act


 
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of maritime
sites in the State of Michigan.  NOTE: Dec. 20, 2006 -  [S. 1346]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,  NOTE: Michigan
Lighthouse and Maritime Heritage Act.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Michigan Lighthouse and Maritime
Heritage Act''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act:
(1) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
(2) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of Michigan.

SEC. 3. STUDY.

(a) In General.--The Secretary, in consultation with the State, the
State Historic Preservation Officer, and other appropriate State and
local public agencies and private organizations, shall conduct a special
resource study of resources related to the maritime heritage of the
State.
(b) Purpose.--The purpose of the study is to determine--
(1) suitable and feasible options for the long-term
protection of significant maritime heritage resources in the
State; and
(2) the manner in which the public can best learn about and
experience the resources.

(c) Requirements.--In conducting the study under subsection (a), the
Secretary shall--
(1) review Federal, State, and local maritime resource
inventories and studies to establish the potential for
interpretation and preservation of maritime heritage resources
in the State;
(2) recommend management alternatives that would be most
effective for long-term resource protection and providing for
public enjoyment of maritime heritage resources;
(3) address how to assist regional, State, and local
partners in increasing public awareness of and access to
maritime heritage resources;
(4) identify sources of financial and technical assistance
available to communities for the preservation and interpretation
of maritime heritage resources; and
(5) identify opportunities for the National Park Service and
the State to coordinate the activities of appropriate units

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of national, State, and local parks and historic sites in
furthering the preservation and interpretation of maritime
heritage resources.

(d) Report.--Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds
are made available to carry out the study under subsection (a), the
Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
of the Senate and the Committee on Resources of the House of
Representatives a report that describes--
(1) the results of the study; and
(2) any findings and recommendations of the Secretary.

SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary
to carry out this Act.

Approved December 20, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1346:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-234 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
Sept. 29, considered and passed Senate.
Dec. 6, considered and passed House.