Summary: H.R.3190 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/01/1999)

Oil Region National Heritage Area Act - Establishes the Oil Region National Heritage Area in Pennsylvania.

Requires the Oil Heritage Region, Inc., a locally based, private nonprofit management corporation, to be the management entity for the Heritage Area.

Directs the management entity to develop a management plan for the Heritage Area. Lists required plan elements and provides for submission of the plan to the Secretary of the Interior for approval. Disqualifies the management entity from eligibility for Federal assistance under this Act if the plan is not submitted within one year of this Act's enactment date.

Describes duties of the management entity. Bars the management entity from using Federal funds received under this Act to acquire real property.

Authorizes the Secretary, upon request of the management entity, to provide technical and, subject to the availability of appropriations, financial assistance to the management entity to develop and implement the management plan.

Directs the Secretary, acting through the Historic American Building Survey and the Historic American Engineering Record, to conduct studies to document the industrial, engineering, building, and architectural history of the Heritage Area.

Sets forth procedures for management plan approval.

Bars assistance under this Act after the expiration of the ten-year period beginning on the date the Secretary approves the management plan.

Authorizes appropriations. Bars the use of assistance to pay more than 50 percent of an activity's total cost.