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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-1329



Classification of Wild Trout Streams; Proposed Additions, Amendments and Revisions; October 2021

[51 Pa.B. 5321]
[Saturday, August 21, 2021]

 Under 58 Pa. Code § 57.11 (relating to listing of wild trout streams), it is the policy of the Fish and Boat Commission (Commission) to accurately identify and classify stream sections supporting naturally reproducing populations of trout as wild trout streams. The Commission's Fisheries Management Division maintains the list of wild trout streams. The Executive Director, with the approval of the Commission, will from time-to-time publish the list of wild trout streams in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The listing of a stream section as a wild trout stream is a biological designation that does not determine how it is managed. The Commission relies upon many factors in determining the appropriate management of streams.

 At the next Commission meeting on October 25 and 26, 2021, the Commission will consider changes to its list of wild trout streams. Specifically, the Commission will consider the addition of the following streams or portions of streams to the list:

County of Mouth Stream Name Section Limits Tributary to Mouth
Beaver Camp Run Headwaters to American School Road Connoquenessing Creek 40.808056
Clearfield Coal Run Headwaters to UNT to
Coal Run (RM 0.69)
Sandy Lick Creek 41.140701
Clearfield UNT to Laborde Branch (RM 7.88) Headwaters to Mouth Laborde Branch 41.082172
Elk UNT to Wolf Run (RM 4.71) Headwaters to Mouth Wolf Run 41.599210
Potter UNT to Shaytown Branch (RM 2.18) Headwaters to Mouth Shaytown Branch 41.905537

 The Commission also will consider the following revisions to the section limits of streams on the list:

County of
Stream Name Current Limits Revised Limits Tributary to Mouth
Lackawanna Fall Brook Headwaters to Fall Brook Reservoir Headwaters to second SR 106 bridge upstream of Mouth Lackawanna River 41.568056

 The Commission also will consider the following amendment to the list:

Current Sectioning Strategy
Proposed Sectioning Strategy
County Stream Limits Length
County Stream Limits Length
Clinton Renz Hollow Run Headwaters to Mouth (confluence of Merriman Hollow) 1.16 41.447023
Clinton Paddy Run Headwaters to Mouth (confluence of Merriman Hollow) 11.26 41.329940

 * The source of Paddy Run, from the headwaters to the confluence of Merriman Hollow, was incorrectly identified as Renz Hollow Run when Renz Hollow Run was added to the wild trout streams list. Renz Hollow Run is now being identified as Paddy Run. The current listed wild trout limits of Paddy Run will encompass what was formerly named Renz Hollow Run. This change does not result in additions to the wild trout streams list and is only amending a stream name as new information becomes available.

 Persons with comments, objections or suggestions concerning the classification of the streams listed may submit them 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. 21-1329. Filed for public inspection August 20, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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