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Alabama Code Title 23. Highways, Roads, Bridges, and Ferries § 23-1-295

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The Advisory Council shall evaluate initial applications. Local governments in conjunction with the Advisory Council shall perform a field survey of the byway and score its qualities, with special attention paid to the scenic quality of the roadway. The following criteria and procedures shall be used for nominating potential scenic byways:

(1) Any road corridor shall have at least one of the following six intrinsic qualities to be nominated:  Scenic, natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, and recreational.

(2) Each nomination shall be made and supported by a sponsor, including, but not limited to, any of the following:  An historic preservation group, an environmental group, another nongovernmental organization, a local government, or an individual.

(3) The sponsor or sponsors of a potential scenic byway shall complete an application form and submit it to the Advisory Council.

(4) Special consideration or first priority shall be given the Alabama's 10 Environmental Natural Wonders, Civil War, Native American, and Civil Rights sites, and the Robert Trent Jones Trail, due to their particular importance to Alabama's scenic, historic, cultural, and recreational heritage. Special consideration or first priority shall also be given to counties with the highest unemployment rates and the slowest rates of economic growth. These sites shall go through the normal nomination procedure.

(5) Nominations shall be accepted on an ongoing basis, but shall be evaluated and passed on to the Designating Committee on a semi-annual basis, beginning one year from August 1, 2000.

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