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Text of the Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Act

This bill was introduced on August 1, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 27, 2012 (Introduced).

This is not the latest text of this bill.

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5319

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 27, 2012

(for herself and Mr. Olver) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the mainstem of the Nashua River and its tributaries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Act.

2.

Designation for study

Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(___)

Nashua river, massachusetts

(A)

The approximately 19-mile segment of the mainstem of the Nashua River from the confluence of the North and South Nashua Rivers in Lancaster, Massachusetts, north to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire State line, and its tributaries, except the approximately 4.8-mile segment of the mainstem of the Nashua River from the Route 119 bridge in Groton, Massachusetts downstream to its confluence with the Nissitissit River in Pepperell, Massachusetts.

(B)

The 10-mile segment of the Squannacook River from its headwaters at Ash Swamp downstream to its confluence with the Nashua River in Shirley/Ayer, Massachusetts.

(C)

The 3.5-mile segment of the Nissitissit River from the Massachusetts/New Hampshire State line downstream to its confluence with the Nashua River in Pepperell, Massachusetts.

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3.

Study and report

Section 5(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Study and report

Not later than 3 years after the date on which funds are made available to carry out this paragraph, the Secretary of the Interior shall complete the study of the Nashua River in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as described in subsection (a)(___), and submit a report describing the results of that study to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate.

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