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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-948


Proposed Special Regulation Designations

[41 Pa.B. 2914]
[Saturday, June 4, 2011]

 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 11 and 12, 2011, the Commission will consider taking the following actions with respect to streams, stream sections and lakes as waters subject to special fishing regulations under 58 Pa. Code Chapter 65, effective January 1, 2012:

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

 The Commission will consider redefining the limits of the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only Area on Quittapahilla Creek, Section 04, Lebanon County, that is currently regulated and managed under 58 Pa. Code § 65.6. The current limits are from the Spruce Street Bridge (T-398) downstream to the lower boundary of the Quitty Nature Park, a distance of 0.9 mile. The Commission will consider extending the limits 0.2 mile. The redefined limits will be from the Spruce Street Bridge (T-398) downstream to the Route 934 Bridge, a distance of 1.1 mile.

58 Pa. Code § 65.9. Big Bass Special Regulations

 The Commission will consider removing Memorial Lake, Lebanon County, from its list of Big Bass Regulation waters regulated and managed under 58 Pa. Code § 65.9.

58 Pa. Code § 65.15. Catch and Release All-Tackle Areas

 The Commission currently manages Spring Creek, Section 05, Centre County, as an exhibition area from the railroad trestle located 100 meters upstream of the dam in Tallyrand Park downstream to Lamb Street Bridge, a distance of approximately 550 meters. The Commission proposes to maintain the reach of Spring Creek flowing through Tallyrand Park as an exhibition area but open the adjacent reach downstream of the park to public angling. The new limits of the exhibition area will be from the railroad trestle located 100 meters upstream of the dam in Tallyrand Park downstream to High Street Bridge, a distance of approximately 200 meters. If approved, the Commission will consider managing the approximately 350-meter reach of Spring Creek that will be reopened to public angling as part of Section 06 under catch and release all-tackle regulations under 58 Pa. Code § 65.15. The description of the limits of the catch and release all-tackle area will remain the same. They are from the Boalsburg Road Bridge (SR 3010) at Oak Hall upstream of Hanson Quarry (formerly HRI/Neidig Bros. Quarry) downstream to the mouth with the exception of the special regulations area at Fishermen's Paradise and the exhibition area in Bellefonte.

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

 The Commission will consider designating the following waters as part of the Approved Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing Program managed under 58 Pa. Code § 65.19:

County Water
Bucks Lake Luxembourg
Cumberland Laurel Lake
Lancaster Muddy Run Recreation Lake
Schuylkill Sweet Arrow Lake

 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 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 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. 11-948. Filed for public inspection June 3, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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