FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION
Proposed Special Regulation Designations and Redesignations
[42 Pa.B. 3544]
[Saturday, June 16, 2012]
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 16 and 17, 2012, 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, 2013:
58 Pa. Code § 65.6. Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only Areas
The Commission currently regulates and manages Laurel Hill Creek, Section 3, Somerset County, as a Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only Area under 58 Pa. Code § 65.6. The section limits extend from the Laurel Hill State Park Boundary at the Boy Scouts of America Camp downstream to the T-364 Bridge upstream of Laurel Hill Lake for a distance of 2.2 miles. The Commission will consider extending this section 0.1 mile upstream for a new section length of 2.3 miles. The new section limits will extend from 200 yards downstream of the T-364 Countryman Bridge downstream to the T-364 Bridge upstream of Laurel Hill Lake.
58 Pa. Code § 65.19. Approved Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing
The Commission will consider adding West Branch Susquehanna River, Section 03, Clearfield County, to its Approved Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing Program managed under 58 Pa. Code § 65.19. The section limits will extend from the SR 1001 Bridge near Hyde downstream to the first railroad bridge downstream of Moose Creek. Currently, this water is managed under the Commonwealth's inland waters regulations in 58 Pa. Code § 61.1 (relating to Commonwealth inland waters).
At this time, the Commission is soliciting public input concerning the previously listed designation and redesignation. Persons with comments, objections or suggestions concerning the designation and redesignation 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.fishandboat.com/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.
JOHN A. ARWAY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1130. Filed for public inspection June 15, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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