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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-398—AUG. 24, 1984

98 STAT. 1461

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(B) conducts a public hearing with respect to such modification. (i) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS.—For purposes of carrying out the plan, the Commission may enter into cooperative agreements with the State, with any political subdivision of the State, or with any person. Any such cooperative agreement shall, at a minimum, establish procedures for providing notice to the Commission of any action proposed by the State, such political subdivision, or such person which may affect the implementation of the plan. Cj) ADVISORY GROUPS.—The Commission may establish such advisory groups as the Commission deems necessary to ensure open communication with, and assistance from, the State, political subdivisions of the State, and interested persons. DUTIES OF COMMISSION SEC. 109. (a) IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN.—The Commission shall 16 USC 461 ncte. implement and support the plan as follows: (1)(A) The Commission shall assist the State, any political subdivision of the State, or any nonprofit organization in the appropriate preservation treatment and renovation (in accordance with the plan) of structures of the canal. (B) In providing such assistance, the Commission shall in no way infringe upon the authorities and policies of the State or of any political subdivision of the State concerning the management of canal property. (C) In providing such assistance or in carrying out any other provision of this Act, the Commission shall not be required to adopt the specifics recommended in the Historic American Engineering Record study published in April 1981. (2)(A) The Commission shall assist the State or any political subdivision of the State in establishing and maintaining intermittent recreational trails which are compatible with economic development interests in the corridor. (B) In providing such assistance, the Commission shall in no way infringe upon the authorities and policies of the State or of any political subdivision of the State. (3) The Commission shall encourage private owners of property which is located in or adjacent to the corridor to retain voluntarily, as a good neighbor policy, a strip of natural vegetation as a visual screen and natural barrier between recreational trails established under paragraph (2) and development in the corridor. (4) The Commission shall assist in the preservation and enhancement of Natural Areas Inventory, prepared by the Illinois Department of Conservation— (A) by encouraging private owners of such natural areas to adopt voluntary measures for the preservation of such natural areas; or (B) by cooperating with the State or any political subdivision of the State in acquiring, on a willing seller basis, any such natural area. In providing such assistance, the Commission shall in no way infringe upon the authorities and policies of the State or of any political subdivision of the State. (5) The Commission shall gissist in the enhancement of public awareness of, and appreciation for, the historical, architectural.