16 U.S. Code § 460m–20 - Hunting and fishing zones; designation; rules and regulations, consultation
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The Secretary shall permit hunting and fishing on lands and waters under his jurisdiction within the boundaries of the New River Gorge National River in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws, and he may designate zones where, and establish periods when, no hunting or fishing shall be permitted for reasons of public safety, administration, fish or wildlife management, or public use and enjoyment. Except in emergencies, any rules and regulations of the Secretary pursuant to this section shall be put into effect only after consultation with the appropriate State agency responsible for hunting and fishing activities. The Secretary shall permit the State of West Virginia to undertake fish stocking activities carried out by the State, in consultation with the Secretary, on waters within the boundaries of the national river. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting the jurisdiction of the State of West Virginia with respect to fish and wildlife.
Source(Pub. L. 95–625, title XI, § 1106,Nov. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 3547; Pub. L. 104–333, div. I, title IV, § 406(a)(2),Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4149; Pub. L. 111–11, title VII, § 7115,Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1202.)
References in Text
This Act, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 95–625, Nov. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 3467, known as the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1978 Amendment note set out under section 1 of this title and Tables.
2009—Pub. L. 111–11, which directed substitution of “shall” for “may” in first sentence, was executed by substituting “shall” for “may” the first time appearing, which was preceding “permit hunting and fishing”.
1996—Pub. L. 104–333inserted at end “The Secretary shall permit the State of West Virginia to undertake fish stocking activities carried out by the State, in consultation with the Secretary, on waters within the boundaries of the national river. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting the jurisdiction of the State of West Virginia with respect to fish and wildlife.”
Pub. L. 108–108, title I, § 150,Nov. 10, 2003, 117 Stat. 1281, provided that: “The National Park Service shall issue a special regulation concerning continued hunting at New River Gorge National River in compliance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedures [Procedure] Act [see Short Title note preceding section 551 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees], with opportunity for public comment, and shall also comply with the National Environmental Policy Act [of 1969] [42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.] as appropriate. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the September 25, 2003 interim final rule authorizing continued hunting at New River Gorge National River shall be in effect until the final special regulation supercedes it.”
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