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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-1376



Proposed Special Regulation Designations

[49 Pa.B. 5261]
[Saturday, September 7, 2019]

 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 or redesignates certain streams, stream sections and lakes as being subject to special fishing regulations. These designations and redesignations 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 October 21 and 22, 2019, the Commission will consider taking the following actions with respect to waters subject to special fishing regulations under 58 Pa. Code Chapter 65, effective January 1, 2020.

58 Pa. Code § 65.6. Delayed harvest artificial lures only areas

 The Commission will consider extending the limits to nine stream sections managed under the delayed harvest artificial lures only areas regulation:

County Water
Cambria Chest Creek, Section 03, Ridge Avenue downstream to 0.5-mile downstream from Thomas Mill Road
Potter First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek, Section 04, Route 872 Bridge at Schoolhouse Run downstream to Berge Run
McKean Kinzua Creek, Section 04, Guffey Road Bridge (Rocky Road) downstream to Westline Road Bridge
Lycoming Little Pine Creek, Section 04, Little Pine Creek Road Bridge located 1.0-mile upstream from Otter Run downstream to the inflow of Little Pine Lake
Lycoming and Sullivan Loyalsock Creek, Section 05, 1.0-mile upstream from the Sullivan County line downstream to an Unnamed Tributary located 0.9-mile upstream from Plunketts Creek
Lycoming Lycoming Creek, Section 04, 0.5-mile upstream from Daugherty Run downstream to 0.1-mile downstream from the SR 0015 Bridge (Old Route 15) near Haleeka
Monroe McMichael Creek, Section 05, 0.08-mile downstream from the Turkey Hill Road (T-416) ridge downstream to Glenbrook Road (SR 2004) Bridge
Snyder Middle Creek, Section 04, 0.3-mile upstream from Pine Swamp Road downstream to Covered Bridge Road
Tioga Pine Creek, Section 06, Marsh Creek downstream to Bear Run

 At this time, the Commission is soliciting public input concerning the previously listed designations. Persons with comments, objections or suggestions concerning the designations are invited to submit comments in writing to the 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 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. 19-1376. Filed for public inspection September 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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