FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION
Proposed Special Regulation Designations and Redesignations
The Fish and Boat Commission (Commission) has approved guidelines with regard to encouraging public participation on possible changes to the designation of streams, stream sections or lakes for special regulation programs. Under 58 Pa. Code Chapter 65 (relating to special fishing regulations), the Commission designates certain streams, stream sections and lakes as being subject to special fishing regulations. These designations are effective after Commission approval when they are posted at the site and a notice is published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Under the Commission's guidelines, a notice concerning the proposed designation or redesignation of a stream, stream section or lake under special regulations ordinarily will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin before the matter is reviewed by the Commissioners.
At the next Commission meeting on May 1 and 2, 2006, the Commission will consider designating or redesignating the following stream sections and lake as waters subject to special fishing regulations under 58 Pa. Code Chapter 65, effective January 1, 2007:
58 Pa. Code § 65.4a. All-tackle trophy trout
The Commission will consider removing the following stream sections from the list of waters regulated and managed as all-tackle trophy trout areas:
County Water on
Description Centre Penns Creek From the confluence with
Elk Creek downstream to the catch-and-release area, a distance of 7 miles
From the confluence with Ramcat Run downstream to the Route 381 bridge at Ohiopyle, a distance of 9 miles
58 Pa. Code § 65.6. Delayed harvest artificial lures only areas
The Commission will consider designating the following stream sections as delayed harvest artificial lures only areas:
County Water on
Description Clearfield Sandy Lick Creek From the mouth of Laborde Branch downstream to 100 meters downstream of Reisinger Run, a distance of 1.37 miles Tioga Pine Creek From Darling Run downstream 1.0 mile to a point 150 meters downstream from the confluence of Owassee Slide Hollow, a distance of 1.0 mile
58 Pa. Code § 65.9. Big bass special regulations
The Commission will consider designating the following lake as a Big Bass Regulation water:
County Water Crawford Tamarack Lake
58 Pa. Code § 65.15. Catch and release all-tackle areas
The Commission will consider designating the following stream sections as catch and release all-tackle areas:
County Water on
Description Centre Penns Creek From the confluence with Elk Creek downstream to the catch-and-release area, a distance of 7 miles Fayette/
Youghiogheny River From the confluence with Ramcat Run downstream to the Route 381 bridge at Ohiopyle, a distance of 9 miles
At this time, the Commission is soliciting public input concerning these designations and redesignations. Persons with comments, objections or suggestions concerning the designations or redesignations are invited to submit comments in writing to Executive Director, Fish and Boat Commission, P. O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments also may be submitted electronically by completing the form at www.state.pa.us/Fish/regcomments. If an acknowledgment of electronic comments is not received by the sender within 2 working days, the comments should be retransmitted to ensure receipt. Electronic comments submitted in any other manner will not be accepted.
DOUGLAS J. AUSTEN, Ph.D.,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-541. Filed for public inspection March 31, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]
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