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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-1024


Proposed Special Regulation Redesignations

[37 Pa.B. 2667]
[Saturday, June 9, 2007]

   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, 2007, the Commission will consider redesignating the following waters as waters subject to special fishing regulations under 58 Pa. Code Chapter 65, effective January 1, 2008:

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

   The Commission will consider the redesignation of the following water as a DHALO Area regulated and managed under 58 Pa. Code § 65.6:

County Water on which located Description
Clearfield Sandy Lick Creek The Commission proposes to extend the current DHALO section (from the mouth of Laborde Branch downstream to 100 meters downstream of Reisinger Run ) downstream 0.34 mile to the SR 219 bridge. If approved, the revised limits of this area will extend from the confluence with Laborde Branch downstream to the SR 219 bridge, a distance of 1.71 miles.

58 Pa. Code § 65.9. Big Bass Special Regulations

   The Commission will consider removing the following water from its list of ''Big Bass Regulation'' waters regulated and managed under 58 Pa. Code § 65.9:

County Water
Allegheny and Westmoreland Allegheny River
Section 20 (Pool 3)

   At this time, the Commission is soliciting public input concerning the redesignations. Persons with comments, objections or suggestions concerning the 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 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. 07-1024. Filed for public inspection June 8, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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