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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 22-833



Proposed Special Regulation Designations

[52 Pa.B. 3294]
[Saturday, June 4, 2022]

 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 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 Board of Commissioners.

 At the next Commission meeting on July 25 and 26, 2022, the Commission will consider taking the following actions with respect to waters subject to special fishing regulations under 58 Pa. Code Chapter 65, effective upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

58 Pa. Code § 65.9. Big bass waters program

 The Commission will consider adding the following water to its list of ''Big Bass Regulation'' waters regulated and managed under 58 Pa. Code § 65.9 (relating to big bass):

LancasterSpeedwell Forge Lake

58 Pa. Code § 65.11. Panfish enhancement

 The Commission will consider adding the following waters to its list of ''Panfish Enhancement'' waters regulated and managed under 58 Pa. Code § 65.11 (relating to panfish enhancement):

CentreColyerYellow perch
TiogaLake NessmukYellow perch

58 Pa. Code § 65.17. Catch and release lakes

 The Commission will consider removing the following water from the catch and release lakes program:

LancasterSpeedwell Forge Lake

58 Pa. Code § 65.18. Brood stock lakes

 The Commission will consider removing the following lakes from its list of brood stock lakes:

CrawfordSugar Lake
WayneBelmont Lake

 At this time, the Commission is soliciting public input concerning the previously listed designations. Persons with comments, objections or suggestions concerning the designations 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. 22-833. Filed for public inspection June 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]

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