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Public Law No: 115-101 (01/08/2018)

 
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Public Law 115-101
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act 
       to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of 
 municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation 
   Area, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 8, 2018 -  [H.R. 560]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. VEHICULAR ACCESS AND FEES.

    Section 4 of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area 
Improvement Act (Public Law 109-156) <<NOTE: 119 Stat. 2948.>>  is 
amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 4. USE OF CERTAIN ROADS WITHIN THE RECREATION AREA.

    ``(a) In General.--Except as otherwise provided in this section, 
Highway 209, a federally owned road within the boundaries of the 
Recreation Area, shall be closed to all commercial vehicles.
    ``(b) Exception for Local Business Use.--Until September 30, 2021, 
subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to the use of commercial 
vehicles that have four or fewer axles and are--
            ``(1) owned and operated by a business physically located 
        in--
                    ``(A) the Recreation Area; or
                    ``(B) one or more adjacent municipalities; or
            ``(2) necessary to provide services to businesses or persons 
        located in--
                    ``(A) the Recreation Area; or
                    ``(B) one of more adjacent municipalities.

    ``(c) Fee.--The Secretary shall establish a fee and permit program 
for the use by commercial vehicles of Highway 209 under subsection (b). 
The program shall include an annual fee not to exceed $200 per vehicle. 
All fees received under the program shall be set aside in a special 
account and be available, without further appropriation, to the 
Secretary for the administration and enforcement of the program, 
including registering vehicles, issuing permits and vehicle 
identification stickers, and personnel costs.
    ``(d) Exceptions.--The following vehicles may use Highway 209 and 
shall not be subject to a fee or permit requirement under subsection 
(c):
            ``(1) Local school buses.
            ``(2) Fire, ambulance, and other safety and emergency 
        vehicles.
            ``(3) Commercial vehicles using Federal Road Route 209, 
        from--
                    ``(A) Milford to the Delaware River Bridge leading 
                to U.S. Route 206 in New Jersey; and

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                    ``(B) mile 0 of Federal Road Route 209 to 
                Pennsylvania State Route 2001.''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    Section 2 of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area 
Improvement Act (Public Law 109-156) <<NOTE: 119 Stat. 2946.>>  is 
amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (5) as 
        paragraphs (2) through (6), respectively; and
            (2) by inserting before paragraph (2) (as so redesignated by 
        paragraph (1) of this section) the following:
            ``(1) Adjacent municipalities.--The term `adjacent 
        municipalities' means Delaware Township, Dingman Township, 
        Lehman Township, Matamoras Borough, Middle Smithfield Township, 
        Milford Borough, Milford Township, Smithfield Township and 
        Westfall Township, in Pennsylvania.''.
SEC. 3. CONFORMING AMENDMENT.

    Section 702 of the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 
1996 (Public Law 104-333) <<NOTE: 110 Stat. 4185.>>  is repealed.

    Approved January 8, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 560:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-51 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
            Jan. 30, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 21, considered and passed Senate.

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