[113th Congress Public Law 137]
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Public Law 113-137
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  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 
        Area.
            (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.
    (b) Conditions.--
            (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 
        subsection (c).

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            (4) Required coordination.--The Secretary shall coordinate 
        the stocking of fish under this Act with the State of 
        Washington.

    (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 
        paragraph (1).

    Approved July 25, 2014.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1158:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-68 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 113-151 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 159 (2013):
                                    June 11, considered and passed 
                                        House.
                                                        Vol. 160 (2014):
                                    July 9, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.

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