[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 [[Page 3265]] 120 STAT. 3265 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: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.