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. 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 October 15 and 16, 2018, the Commission will consider a proposal to add Section 05 of Penns Creek to its Catch-and-Release Artificial Lures Only program under 58 Pa. Code § 65.5 (relating to catch-and-release artificial lures only) effective January 1, 2019.
At this time, the Commission is soliciting public input concerning this designation. Persons with comments, objections or suggestions concerning the designation 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 http://www.fishandboat.com/regcomments. 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.
FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION:
John A. Arway
The comment period runs through September 19, 2018