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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-1223



Proposed Special Regulation Designations

[44 Pa.B. 3469]
[Saturday, June 7, 2014]

 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 July 14 and 15, 2014, the Commission will consider taking the following actions with respect to waters subject to special fishing regulations under 58 Pa. Code Chapter 65, effective on January 1, 2015:

58 Pa. Code § 65.6. Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only Areas

 The Commission will consider extending the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only Area regulated and managed under 58 Pa. Code § 65.6 on Pine Creek, Lycoming County, from the current downstream limit located 164 yards upstream of the confluence of Naval Run downstream 1.6 miles to Bonnell Run. If approved, the revised limits will be from the confluence of Slate Run downstream to the confluence of Bonnell Run, a distance of 2.8 miles.

58 Pa. Code § 65.19. Approved Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing

 The Commission will consider adding the following waters to its list of Approved Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing regulated and managed under 58 Pa. Code § 65.19:

County Water
Carbon and Luzerne Francis E. Walter Reservoir
Luzerne Lehigh River from the outflow downriver 9.7 miles to Sandy Run, a distance of 9.7 miles

 At this time, the Commission is soliciting public input concerning the previous designations. Persons with comments, objections or suggestions concerning the designations 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 comments. 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.

Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-1223. Filed for public inspection June 6, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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