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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.

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