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Passed House amended (07/19/2004)

Title I: Extensions - (Sec. 101) Amends the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to: (1) extend to September 30, 2027, the authorization for making grants or providing assistance with respect to the National Coal Heritage Area, Tennessee Civil War Heritage Area, Steel Industry Heritage Project (the Steel Industry American Heritage Area), Essex National Heritage Area, Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor (redesignated by this Act as the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway), and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area; and (2) increase the total amount that may be appropriated for such areas (with the exception of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area); and (3) increase the amount authorized to be appropriated for such Area.

Title II: National Aviation Heritage Area - National Aviation Heritage Area Act - (Sec. 204) Establishes within the States of Ohio and Indiana the National Aviation Heritage Area.

(Sec. 205) Permits the Area's management entity, the Aviation Heritage Foundation, Incorporated (AHFI), to make grants to and enter into cooperative agreements with the State of Ohio and political subdivisions of that State, private organizations, or any other persons. Requires the AHFI to develop and submit to the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) for approval a management plan for the Area.

Prohibits the AHFI from using any Federal funds received under this title to acquire real property or an interest in real property.

(Sec. 206) Requires the management plan to provide for the protection, enhancement, and interpretation of the natural, cultural, historic, scenic, and recreational resources of the Area.

Provides that, if a proposed plan is not submitted to the Secretary within three years, AHFI shall be disqualified from receiving additional funding under this title until the Secretary receives the proposed plan.

(Sec. 207) Authorizes the Secretary to provide financial and technical assistance to the Area to develop and implement the plan upon request by the AHFI.

(Sec. 208) Requires the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the appropriate Secretary to coordinate decisions affecting the Area.

(Sec. 209) Sets forth requirements for the inclusion of private property.

(Sec. 210) Sets forth use and access requirements.

(Sec. 211) Authorizes appropriations. Establishes a 50 percent matching requirement.

(Sec. 212) Terminates assistance for the Area 15 years after funds are first made available for this title.

(Sec. 213) Requires the Secretary to conduct and report to specified congressional committees on an updated special resource study detailing alternatives for incorporating the Wright Company factory as a unit of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, including detailing management and development options and costs for each alternative. Instructs the Secretary to consult with the Delphi Corporation, the AHFI, State and local agencies, and other interested parties in the area.

Title III: National Coal Heritage Area - Amends the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996, to: (1) add Lincoln County, West Virginia, and Paint Creek and Cabin Creek in Kanawha County, West Virginia to the National Coal Heritage Area; (2) provide for the Secretary to enter into a contractual agreement with the National Coal Heritage Area Authority (currently, with the Governor of West Virginia, acting through the Division of Culture and History and the Division of Tourism and Parks) pursuant to which the Secretary shall assist the Authority in certain activities under such Act; (3) make resources within Lincoln County and Paint Creek and Cabin Creek also eligible for assistance, as determined by the Authority; (4) provide for the Authority to submit a Coal Heritage Management Plan for the Area; and (5) require such a Plan to set forth the Authority's responsibilities pursuant to the contractual agreement. Deems as continuing in effect the contractual agreement entered into between the Secretary and the Governor prior to the enactment of this Act, except that such agreement shall be between the Secretary and the Authority.

Title IV: Coastal Heritage Trail Route in New Jersey - Reauthorizes appropriations for the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route and terminates the Secretary's authority under the Act establishing such route two years earlier than currently scheduled. Directs the Secretary to prepare a strategic plan for the Route.

Title V: Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor - Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Act Amendments of 2004 - (Sec. 502) Amends the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Act of 1984 to designate, upon the termination of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission, the Canal Corridor Association to be the management entity for the Corridor.

Permits the Association to make grants to and enter into cooperative agreements with States and their political subdivisions, private organizations, or any other persons. Requires the Association to develop and submit to the Secretary for approval a proposed management plan for the Corridor. Provides that, upon approval, the management plan shall supersede the conceptual plan contained in the National Park Service report.

Prohibits the Association from using Federal funds received under this title to acquire real property or an interest in real property.

Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical and financial assistance to the Association for the development and implementation of the plan, upon request by the Association.

Authorizes appropriations. Establishes a 50 percent matching requirement.

Terminates assistance under this title for the Corridor on September 30, 2027.

(Sec. 503) Sets forth requirements for the inclusion of private property.

Sets forth use and access requirements.

Title VI: Oil Region National Heritage Area - Oil Region National Heritage Area Act - (Sec. 603) Establishes the Oil Region National Heritage Area in Pennsylvania. Designates the Oil Heritage Region, Inc., to be the management entity for the Area.

(Sec. 604) Directs the Secretary to enter into a compact with the management entity to carry out this title.

(Sec. 605) Permits the management entity to make grants to and enter into cooperative agreements with States and their political subdivisions, private organizations, or any other persons. Requires the management entity to develop a management plan for the Area.

Requires the management plan to provide for the conservation, funding, management, and development of the Area. Provides that if a management plan is not submitted, the management entity shall not qualify for Federal assistance under this title.

Prohibits such entity from using Federal funds under this title to acquire real property or an interest in real property.

(Sec. 606) Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical and financial assistance to the management entity, upon request by such entity.

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 Area.

(Sec. 608) Terminates grants or assistance for the Area 15 years after funds are first made available for this title.

(Sec. 609) Sets forth requirements for the inclusion of private property.

(Sec. 610) Sets forth use and access requirements.

(Sec. 612) Authorizes appropriations. Establishes a 50 percent matching requirement.