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(4) 1 member appointed by the Secretary from nominations
(5) 1 member appointed by the Secretary from nominations
(1) review utilization of allocated moneys by States;
(2) establish and review criteria for trail-side and trail-head
(3) make recommendations to the Secretary for changes in
of the advisory committee shall serve without pay, but, to the ex1.8';. Cent funds are available pursuant to section 1302(d)(1)(B), shall be
entitled to reimbursement for travel, subsistence, and other nec-
(i) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 4 years after the date ...of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare and sub
mit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the
Senate, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of " KLEE the House of Representatives, a study which summarizes the an
nual reports of the National Recreational Trails Advisory Commit.* 1. tee, describes the allocation and utilization of moneys under this part, and contains recommendations for changes in Federal policy
operate with the State and participate as necessary in the activities to be conducted.
(B) PUBLIC ACCESS.—Any use of a State's allocated moneys on private lands must be accompanied by an easement or other legally binding agreement that ensures public access to the recreational trail improvements funded by
those moneys. (g) DEFINITIONS.-For the purposes of this section
(1) ELIGIBLE STATE.-The term "eligible State” means a State that meets the requirements stated in subsection (c).
(2) FUND.-The term "Fund” means the National Recreational Trails Trust Fund established by section 9511 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
(3) NONHIGHWAY RECREATIONAL FUEL.—The term "nonhighway recreational fuel" has the meaning stated in section 9503(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
(4) SECRETARY.-The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Transportation.
(5) RECREATIONAL TRAIL.—The term “recreational trail” means a thoroughfare or track across land or snow, used for recreational purposes such as bicycling, cross-country skiing, day hiking, equestrian activities, jogging or similar fitness activities, trail biking, overnight and long-distance backpacking, snowmobiling, aquatic or water activity and vehicular travel by motorcycle, four-wheel drive or all-terrain off-road vehicles, without regard to whether it is a “National Recreation Trail” designated under section 4 of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1243).
(6) MOTORIZED RECREATION.—The term "motorized recreation” may not include motorized conveyances used by persons with disabilities, such as self-propelled wheelchairs, at the dis
cretion of each State. SEC. 1303. (16 U.S.C. 1262) NATIONAL RECREATIONAL TRAILS ADVI
SORY COMMITTEE. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established the National Recreational Trails Advisory Committee.
(b) MEMBERS.—There shall be 12 members of the advisory committee, consisting of,
(1) 8 members appointed by the Secretary from nominations submitted by recreational trail user organizations, one each representing the following recreational trail uses:
(H) four-wheel driving;
(3) an appropriate official of government with a background in science or natural resources management, including any official of State or local government, designated by the Secretary;
(4) 1 member appointed by the Secretary from nominations submitted by water trail user organizations; and
(5) 1 member appointed by the Secretary from nominations submitted by hunting and fishing enthusiast organizations. (c) CHAIRMAN.—The Chair of the advisory committee shall be the government official referenced in subsection (b)(3), who shall serve as a non-voting member.
(d) SUPPORT FOR COMMITTEE ACTION.—Any action, recommendation, or policy of the advisory committee must be supported by at least five of the members appointed under subsection (b)(1).
(e) TERMS.—Members of the advisory committee appointed by the Secretary shall be appointed for terms of three years, except that the members filling five of the eleven positions shall be initially appointed for terms of two years, with subsequent appointments to those positions extending for terms of three years.
(f) DUTIES.—The advisory committee shall meet at least twice annually to
(1) review utilization of allocated moneys by States;
(2) establish and review criteria for trail-side and trail-head facilities that qualify for funding under this part; and
(3) make recommendations to the Secretary for changes in Federal policy to advance the purposes of this part. (g) ANNUAL REPORT.-The advisory committee shall present to the Secretary an annual report on its activities.
(h) REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES.—Nongovernmental members of the advisory committee shall serve without pay, but, to the extent funds are available pursuant to section 1302(1)(1)(B), shall be entitled to reimbursement for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(i) REPORT TO CONGRESS.-Not later than 4 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, a study which summarizes the annual reports of the National Recreational Trails Advisory Committee, describes the allocation and utilization of moneys under this part, and contains recommendations for changes in Federal policy to advance the purposes of this part.
C. LAWS APPLICABLE TO SPECIFIC TRAILS OF THE
NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route
(Public Law 100–515; Approved October 20, 1988; 102 Stat. 2563; 16 U.S.C. 1244
SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF NEW JERSEY COASTAL HERITAGE TRAIL
ROUTE. In order to provide for public appreciation, education, understanding, and enjoyment, through a coordinated interpretive program of certain nationally significant natural and cultural sites associated with the coastal area of the State of New Jersey that are accessible generally by public road, the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary"), acting through the Director of the National Park Service, with the concurrence of the agency having jurisdiction over such roads, is authorized to designate, by publication of a map or other description thereof in the Federal Register, a vehicular tour route along existing public roads linking such natural and cultural sites in New Jersey. Such route shall be known as the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route (hereinafter referred to as the “route”). SEC. 2. LOCATION; ADDITIONAL SEGMENTS.
The route shall follow public roads, which are generally located to the east of the Garden State Parkway, linking the New Jersey portion of Gateway National Recreation Area, known generally as the Sandy Hook Unit, with the national historic landmark in Cape May and that area north and west of Cape May in the vicinity of Deepwater, New Jersey. The Secretary may, in the manner set forth in section 1, designate additional segments of the route from time to time as appropriate to link the foregoing sites with other natural and cultural sites when such sites are designated and protected by Federal, State, or local governments, or other public or private entities. SEC. 3. INVENTORY AND PLAN.
(a) PREPARATION.—Within one year after the date of availability of funds, the Secretary shall prepare a comprehensive inventory of sites along the route and general plan which shall include but not be limited to the location and description of each of the following:
(1) Significant fish and wildlife habitat and other natural
(2) Unique geographic or geologic features and significant landforms.
(3) Important cultural resources, including historical and archeological resources.