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Reported to Senate amended (02/16/2005)

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area Act - (Sec. 4) Establishes the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area in Georgia. Designates the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance as the Area's management entity.

(Sec. 5) Requires the Alliance to develop and submit a management plan for the Heritage Area to the Secretary of the Interior for approval that incorporates an integrated and cooperative approach to protect, interpret, and enhance the resources of the Area. Provides for such plan to be based upon the preferred concept in the document entitled "Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area Feasibility Study", dated February 28, 2001.

Prohibits the Secretary from providing any additional funding under this Act until a management plan is submitted.

(Sec. 7) Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical and financial assistance to the Area for the development and implementation of the management plan.

(Sec. 8) Specifies the effect of this Act on certain authorities for occupational safety, conservation, and environmental regulations and land use regulations.

(Sec. 9) Authorizes appropriations. Limits: (1) the funding that may be used in any fiscal year to $1,000,000; and (2) the Federal share of the cost of any project or activity carried out using funds made available under this Act to 50 percent.

(Sec. 10) Terminates the authority of the Secretary to make grants or provide assistance under this Act on September 30, 2016.