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RULE §30.2Definitions

When used in this chapter, the following words or terms have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Board of Directors--The governing body of the heritage trail region.

  (2) Contract--Written agreement between the Commission and each of the regional organizations.

  (3) Executive Director--Region personnel responsible to the board of directors to perform the services and deliver the work of the region to the Commission.

  (4) Fiscal Agent--Entity other than the region responsible for administration and distribution of funds provided under the Contract.

  (5) Funds--State funds appropriated for the THTP and authorized for distribution to the Region.

  (6) Heritage Tourism--Travel directed towards experiencing the heritage of a city, region, state, or country that enables the tourist to learn about, and be surrounded by, local customs, traditions, history and culture.

  (7) Principles of heritage tourism--Preserve and protect resources; focus on authenticity and quality; make places come alive with interpretation; find the fit between community and tourism; and collaborate for sustainability.

  (8) Regional Organization--A Texas non-profit organization selected by the Commission to operate as the regional organization for one or more of the ten Texas Heritage Trail Regions.

  (9) Texas Heritage Trail Regions--The ten regional trails established by the Commission: Texas Brazos Trail Region, Texas Forest Trail Region, Texas Forts Trail Region, Texas Hill Country Trail Region, Texas Independence Trail Region, Texas Lakes Trail Region, Texas Mountain Trail Region, Texas Pecos Trail Region, Texas Plains Trail Region, and Texas Tropical Trail Region.

  (10) Staff--Program staff members of the Commission's THTP and other employees of the Commission.

Source Note: The provisions of this §30.2 adopted to be effective March 4, 2019, 44 TexReg 1120; amended to be effective October 31, 2019, 44 TexReg 6362

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