Text: H.R.1158 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 113-137 (07/25/2014)
[113th Congress Public Law 137]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[[Page 128 STAT. 1741]]
Public Law 113-137
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to continue stocking fish in
certain lakes in the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National
Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. <<NOTE: July
25, 2014 - [H.R. 1158]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: North Cascades
National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act. 16 USC 90c note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``North Cascades National Park Service
Complex Fish Stocking Act''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act:
(1) North cascades national park service complex.--The term
``North Cascades National Park Service Complex'' means
collectively the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake
National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation
(2) Plan.--The term ``plan'' means the document entitled
``North Cascades National Park Service Complex Mountain Lakes
Fishery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement'' and
dated June 2008.
(3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
SEC. 3. STOCKING OF CERTAIN LAKES IN THE NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL
PARK SERVICE COMPLEX.
(a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary shall
authorize the stocking of fish in lakes in the North Cascades National
Park Service Complex.
(1) In general.--The Secretary is authorized to allow
stocking of fish in not more than 42 of the 91 lakes in the
North Cascades National Park Service Complex that have
historically been stocked with fish.
(2) Native nonreproducing fish.--The Secretary shall only
stock fish that are--
(A) native to the slope of the Cascade Range on
which the lake to be stocked is located; and
(B) nonreproducing, as identified in management
alternative B of the plan.
(3) Considerations.--In making fish stocking decisions under
this Act, the Secretary shall consider relevant scientific
information, including the plan and information gathered under
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(4) Required coordination.--The Secretary shall coordinate
the stocking of fish under this Act with the State of
(c) Research and Monitoring.--The Secretary shall--
(1) continue a program of research and monitoring of the
impacts of fish stocking on the resources of the applicable unit
of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex; and
(2) <<NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.>> beginning on the date
that is 5 years after the date of enactment of this Act and
every 5 years thereafter, submit to the Committee on Energy and
Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural
Resources of the House of Representatives a report that
describes the results of the research and monitoring under
Approved July 25, 2014.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1158:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-68 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 113-151 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
Vol. 159 (2013):
June 11, considered and passed
Vol. 160 (2014):
July 9, considered and passed