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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-2218


Proposed Special Regulation Redesignation; Pine Creek, Lycoming County

[44 Pa.B. 6886]
[Saturday, October 25, 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 January 21 and 22, 2015, the Commission will consider a proposal to remove the designation of Pine Creek, Lycoming County, from the confluence of Slate Run downstream to the confluence of Bonnell Run, as a Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only Area under 58 Pa. Code § 65.6 (relating to delayed harvest artificial lures only areas) and designate it as a Catch and Release All-tackle Area under 58 Pa. Code § 65.15 (relating to catch and release all-tackle areas), effective upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 At this time, the Commission is soliciting public input concerning this redesignation. Persons with comments, objections or suggestions concerning the redesignation are invited to submit comments in writing to Executive Director, Fish and Boat Commission, P. O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000, within 60 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. 14-2218. Filed for public inspection October 24, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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