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WVC 29 - 28 - 3 §29-28-3. Authority created.
(a) There is hereby created the "Coal Heritage Highway Authority" which is a public corporation and a government instrumentality to promote economic development and tourism in areas along the national scenic byway, designated the coal heritage trail, and aid in the development, preservation, restoration or enhancement of roads, trails, lands and structures, including areas or structures associated with surface transportation, which have unique and significant historic, architectural or cultural importance associated with the area's heritage of coal production and which are located in one or more of the counties of Fayette, Mercer, McDowell, Raleigh and Wyoming.

(b) The authority shall cooperate with counties, municipalities, state and federal agencies, public nonprofit corporations, private corporations, associations, partnerships and individuals for the purpose of planning, assisting and establishing recreational, tourism, industrial, economic and community development of the coal heritage trail for the benefit of West Virginia.

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