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PROPOSED & RECENT REGULATIONS

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The Fish and Boat Commission is the state agency with authority to adopt rules and regulations regarding fishing and boating. Before a regulation becomes final, the Commission must first publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Pennsylvania Bulletin seeking comments, objections or suggestions from the public. Comments are accepted for at least 30 days. After the public comment period, the Commission considers the proposed amendment "on final rulemaking." If adopted on final rulemaking, the amendment becomes effective on the date of publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin or other date specified by the Commission.

The Commission also publishes notices regarding issues, such as access closures, exclusive use areas and proposed special regulation designations. The Commission may or may not seek comments regarding these issues. Check individual notices for more information.

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Send comments electronically on proposed rulemakings and notices by completing the Proposed Rulemakings & Notices comment form.


Notice - 9.28-2019

Temporary Change to Fishing Regulations - Sheppard-Meyers Reservoir, York County....view notice
Public Comment Period: None
Effective Date: September 28, 2019

Rulemaking #293

Special Fishing Regulations....view rulemaking
Public Comment Period: September 7 through October 7, 2019
COMMENT ON THIS RULEMAKING

Rulemaking #292

Special Fishing Regulations....view rulemaking
Public Comment Period: September 7 through October 7, 2019
COMMENT ON THIS RULEMAKING

Rulemaking #291

Motorboat Noise Control....view rulemaking
Public Comment Period: September 7 through October 7, 2019
COMMENT ON THIS RULEMAKING

Notice - 8.28.2019

Proposed Special Regulation Designations - October meeting....view notice
Public Comment Period: September 7 through October 7, 2019
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Notice - 8.28.2019

Triploid Grass Carp Permit Applications....view notice
Public Comment Period: September 7 through September 17, 2019
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Notice - 8.12.2019

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - October 2019....view notice
Public Comment Period: August 17 through September 17, 2019
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Notice - 8.12.2019

Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Revisions - October 2019....view notice
Public Comment Period: August 17 through September 17, 2019
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Notice - 7.29.2019

Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program - Panfish....view notice

Notice - 7.5.2019

Mentored Youth Fishing Program - Catfish 2019....view notice

Notice - 5.16.2019

Notice Adopted....view final
Effective Date: January 1, 2020

Proposed Special Regulation Designation - Spruce Creek....view notice
Public Comment Period: May 25 through June 24, 2019

Notice - 5.16.2019

Notice Adopted....view final
Effective Date: January 1, 2020

Proposed Special Regulation Designation - Multiple....view notice
Public Comment Period: May 25 through June 24, 2019

Notice - 4.25.2019

Notice Adopted....view final

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - July 2019....view notice
Public Comment Period: May 11 through June 10, 2019

Notice - 4.25.2019

Notice Adopted....view final

Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Revisions - April 2019....view notice
Public Comment Period: May 11 through June 10, 2019

Notice - 3.7.209

Notice - 3.7.209

Notice - 3.7.209

Special Regulation Designations - Spruce Creek....view notice
Public Comment Period: March 16 through April 15, 2019

Notice - 3.7.2019

Boat and Marine Forfeiture; Maximum Amount....view notice

Rulemaking #289

Adopted....view final
Effective Date....Upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin

Boating Regulations - Allegheny County....view proposal
Public Comment Period: March 16 through April 15, 2019

Notice - 2.27.2019

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - April 2019....view notice
Public Comment Period: March 9 through April 9, 2019

Notice - 2.27.2019

Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Revisions - April 2019....view notice
Public Comment Period: March 9 through April 9, 2019

Rulemaking #288

Special Fishing Regulations....view proposal
Public Comment Period: December 15, 2018 through January 14, 2019

Notice - 11.8.2018

Fees for Use Permits for Unpowered Boats....view notice
Effective Date: January 1, 2019

Notice - 11.8.2018

Special Regulation Designations....view notice
Effective Date: January 1, 2019

Notice - 11.8.2018

Notice Adopted....view final

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - January 2019....view notice
Public Comment Period: November 10 through December 9, 2018

Notice - 11.8.2018

Notice Adopted....view final

Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Revisions - January 2019....view notice
Public Comment Period: November 10 through December 9, 2018

Notice - 10.19.2018

Triploid Grass Carp Permit Application - Rickard Lake, Pike County....view notice
Public Comment Period: October 27 through November 26, 2018

Notice - 9.5.2018

Notice Adopted....view final

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - October 2018....view notice
Public Comment Period: August 11 through September 10, 2018

Notice - 9.5.2018

Notice Adopted....view final

Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Revisions - October 2018....view notice
Public Comment Period: August 11 through September 10, 2018

Notice - 8.28.2018

Stocked Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing....view notice
Public Comment Period: September 1 - September 30, 2018

Notice - 8.28.2018

Delayed Harvest Artificial Lure Only Regulations....view notice
Public Comment Period: September 1 - September 30, 2018

Rulemaking #287

Reptile and Amphibian Permit Fees....view proposal
Public Comment Period: September 1 - September 30, 2018

Rulemaking #286

Application Fees....view proposal
Public Comment Period: September 1 - September 30, 2018

Rulemaking #285

Summary Book Fee....view proposal
Public Comment Period: September 1 - September 30, 2018

Rulemaking #284

Cutting and Removal of Firewood from Commission Property....view proposal
Public Comment Period: September 1 - September 30, 2018

Rulemaking #283

Scientific Collectors' Permits....view proposal
Public Comment Period: September 1 - September 30, 2018

Rulemaking #282

Adopted....view final
Effective Date: March 16, 2019

Endangered and Candidate Species

Rulemaking #281

Exclusive Use Fishing Areas....view proposal
Public Comment Period: September 1 - September 30, 2018

Notice - 7.27.2018

Mentored Youth Fishing Program - Catfish - 2018....view notice
Effective Date: August 4, 2018

Notice - 7.23.2018

Walnut Creek Marina Mooring Fees 2018....view notice
Effective Date: December 1, 2018

Notice - 7.23.2018

Triploid Grass Carp Permit Application - Rickard Lake, Pike County....view notice
Public Comment Period: July 28 through August 27, 2018

Notice - 7.11.2018

Special Regulation Designation - Penns Creek....view notice
Public Comment Period: July 21 through September 19, 2018

Notice - 6.27.2018

Approved Courses of Instruction in Boating Safety Education....view notice
Effective Date....July 1, 2018

Notice - 5.7.2018

Temporary Change to Fishing Regulations - Lake Williams, York County....view notice
Effective Date....May 2, 2018

Notice - 4.23.2018

Notice Adopted....view final
Effective Date....Upon Publication in the PA Bulletin

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - July 2018....view notice
Public Comment Period: May 5 through June 4, 2018

Notice - 4.23.2018

Notice Adopted....view final
Effective Date....Upon Publication in the PA Bulletin

Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Revisions - July 2018....view notice
Public Comment Period: May 5 through June 4, 2018

Notice - 3.8.2018

Notice Adopted....view final
Effective Date....January 1, 2019

Proposed Special Regulation Designations - Panfish Enhancement....view notice