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Lesson 1.2 State and Tribal Program Roles

Learning Objective 2:
Define the role of the State Scenic Byways Agency in the National Scenic Byways Program as identified in the Interim Policy.
Learning Objective 3:
Define the role of Indian tribe programs in the National Scenic Byways Program as identified by SAFETEA-LU legislation in relation to the Interim Policy.

State Program Role

Overall, the role of the State Scenic Byways Agency as identified in the Interim Policy is to:

  1. Submit the grants and nominations to the FHWA;
  2. Be responsible for administering the State Scenic Byways program activities;
  3. Determine if the scenic byway possesses significant intrinsic qualities;
  4. Assure the intrinsic qualities of a designated byway are properly maintained; and
  5. Comply with laws on control of outdoor advertising.

Tribal Program Role

Overall, the role of the Indian tribe programs in the National Scenic Byways Program as identified by SAFETEA-LU in relation to the Interim Policy is to:

  1. Be responsible for administering the Indian Tribe Scenic Byways Program activities;
  2. Submit grants directly from tribes to FHWA or through the State;
  3. Determine if the scenic byway possesses significant intrinsic qualities;
  4. Assure the intrinsic qualities of a designated byway are properly maintained;
  5. Nominate tribal byways for national designation; and
  6. Maintain tribal byways.
Updated: 09/03/2013
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