S.432 - Scenic Byways Study Act of 1989101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] (Introduced 02/22/1989)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/09/1989 Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.432 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/22/1989)
Scenic Byways Study Act of 1989 - Declares it to be the policy of the United States to identify, protect, and enhance scenic and historic roads.
Directs the Secretary of Transportation to: (1) transmit to the Congress a nationwide, long-term plan for promoting, designating, protecting, and enhancing scenic and historic roads, including an analysis of available studies on a national scenic byways program, guidelines for administration of such a program, and forecasts of significant changes in traffic volumes, safety consequences, and environmental and economic impacts; (2) assemble for the Congress available information on economic activity associated with scenic and recreational travel; (3) conduct a study and make recommendations regarding economic impacts of promoting scenic byways as tourist attractions, techniques for incorporating scenic byways into tourism development and marketing programs, and alternative means to inform the public about scenic byways; and (4) conduct case studies of, and report on, States with existing scenic byway programs.
Requires the Secretary to consult with the States on studies under this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to conduct national and regional conferences to ensure public involvement.