PUBLIC LAW 100-486—OCT. 13, 1988
102 STAT. 2429
Public Law 100-486 100th Congress An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide for the development and operation of a visitor and environmental education center in the Pinelands National Reserve, in the State of New Jersey.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. PINELANDS INTERPRETATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM; INTERIOR DEPARTMENT STUDY AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
Section 502 of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-625; 16 U.S.C. 471i) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(1) PINELANDS INTERPRETATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM; INTERIOR DEPARTMENT STUDY AND RECOMMENDATIONS.— "(1) STUDY AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTERPRETATIVE AND
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM.—For the purpose of enhancing public understanding, awareness, and appreciation with respect to the natural and cultural resources of the Pine Barrens area of New Jersey, the Secretary shall, within 9 months after the enactment of this subsection, study and recommend appropriate initiatives to provide an educational and interpretative program for the Reserve. The Secretary shall conduct such study in consultation with the planning entity and the appropriate departments and agencies of the State of New Jersey. "(2) ITEMS INCLUDED.—The study and recommendations re-
quired by this subsection shall include, but not be limited to each of the following: "(A) Interpretative and informational materials, exhibits, films, lectures, and other devices and educational methods. "(B) A plan to provide for educational and interpretative programs for the Reserve, considering among other things the improvement of existing facilities and interpretative programs in the Reserve, including the possible use of existing facilities such as Whitesbog, Batsto, Double Trouble State Park and Stockton State College. "(C) The use and enhancement of existing fire towers in the Reserve to serve as observation platforms. "(D) The appropriate role for departments and agencies of the State of New Jersey and the Federal Government in implementing the program. "(3) STUDY OF DEVELOPMENT CREDIT BANK AND DEVELOPMENT
CREDIT SYSTEM.—The Secretary is authorized and directed to study the State of New Jersey Pinelands Development Credit Bank and Pinelands Development Credit System, and to submit to the Congress within 9 months after enactment of this subsection such recommendations as the Secretary determines appropriate for improvements of the operation of the State Pinelands Development Credit Bank and the overall Pinelands Development Credit Program.
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