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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-1450


Proposed Special Regulation Designations and Redesignations

[46 Pa.B. 5167]
[Saturday, August 20, 2016]

 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 Com-mission 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 September 26 and 27, 2016, 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 the dates indicated as follows:

58 Pa. Code § 65.11. Panfish enhancement

 The Commission will consider designating the following water as panfish enhancement for crappies, effective upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin:

County Water
Crawford Pymatuning Reservoir

58 Pa. Code § 65.19. Stocked trout waters open to year-round fishing

 The Commission will consider removing the designation as a stocked trout water open to year-round fishing from the following waters, effective on January 1, 2017:

County Water
Butler Harbar Acres Lake
Cambria Duman Lake
Cambria Lake Rowena
Cumberland Laurel Lake
Erie East Basin Pond
Erie Lake Pleasant
Erie Upper Gravel Pit
Erie West Basin Pond
Fayette Virgin Run Lake
Fulton Cowans Gap Lake
Potter Lyman Run Reservoir
Jefferson Cloe Lake
Lawrence Bessemer Lake
McKean Bradford City Number Three
Westmoreland Mammoth Lake

 At this time, the Commission is soliciting public input concerning the previous designations and redesignations. Persons with comments, objections or suggestions concerning the designations and redesignations 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 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. 16-1450. Filed for public inspection August 19, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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