Summary: S.249 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (02/16/2005)

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Great Basin National Heritage Route Act - (Sec. 4) Establishes the Great Basin National Heritage Route to provide the public with access to certain historical, cultural, natural, scenic, and recreational resources in White Pine County, Nevada, Millard County, Utah, and the Duckwater Shoshone Reservation in Nevada.

(Sec. 4) Designates the Great Basin Heritage Route Partnership as the Route's management entity.

(Sec. 5) Directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Partnership regarding Route objectives and management.

(Sec. 6) Requires the Partnership to submit a management plan to the Secretary.

(Sec. 7) Prohibits the Partnership from: (1) using any Federal funds made available under this Act to acquire real property; and (2 ) regulating land use within the Route.

(Sec. 8) Authorizes the Secretary, upon request by the Partnership, to provide technical and financial assistance to develop and implement the management plan and the memorandum of understanding.

(Sec. 9) Specifies the effect of this Act with regard to: (1) land use regulations; and (2) the applicability of Federal law to the Route.

(Sec. 10) Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 11) Terminates the authority of the Secretary to provide assistance under this Act 15 years after the enactment of this Act.