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PFBC RULEMAKING ACTIVITY - ARCHIVE

Proposed & Recent Rulemakings & Notices

Archived Rulemakings are listed immediately below, archived Notices are listed further down on this page.


RULEMAKINGS

  • 280 .... Commission Property - Chapter 53 .... view notice .... Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: Upon Publication in the PA Bulletin(~July 2018)
  • 279 .... Boating - Chapters 99 and 111 .... view notice .... Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: Upon Publication in the PA Bulletin (~July 2018)
  • 278 .... Address and Contact Updates .... view final .... Effective Date .... March 24, 2018
  • 277 .... Fly-fishing Regulations.... view final .... Effective Date .... March 24, 2018     
  • 276 .... License Display Requirement .... view notice .... Not adopted
  • 275 .... Boating Regulations - Wake Surfing .... view notice .... Rulemaking was Approved, Effective Date: December 9, 2017.... view final
  • 274 .... Smallmouth Bass - Susquehanna/Juniata Rivers - Special Regulations....view notice....Final Rulemaking: Adopted....view final....Effective Date: ~Sep. 2018
  • 273 .... Harvey's Lake, Luzerne County - Fishing Regulations .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: March 11, 2017
  • 272 .... Glade Run Lake fishery .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: March 11, 2017
  • 271 .... Foster Joseph Sayers Lake Crappie Regulations .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2017
  • 270 .... Boating Regulation Changes .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2017
  • 269 .... Special Fishing Regulations – Opossum and Leaser Lakes .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: June 19, 2016
  • 268 .... Boating Regulations .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: March 26, 2016
  • 267 .... Endangered and Threatened Species .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: September 3, 2016
  • 266 .... Striped Bass in the Delaware River .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2016
  • 265 .... Boating regulations .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2016
  • 264 .... Simplification and consolidation of regulations .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2016 except for the amendments pertaining to Opossum Lake and Leaser Lake, which will go into effect on June 18, 2016
  • 263 .... Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) Program .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Proposal withdrawn .... view final
  • 262 .... Administrative changes .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: April 4, 2015
  • 261 .... Threatened and endangered species regulations .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: July 18, 2015
  • 260 .... Lake Perez fishing .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: July 18, 2015
  • 259 .... Boating in special regulation areas .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: March 14, 2015
  • 258 .... Navigation lights on boats, paddleboards, hydro flying devices, Packer’s Island .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2015
  • 257 .... License display, senior resident trout/salmon permits .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: September 20, 2014
  • 256 .... Crayfish regulations .... view notice ..... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2015
  • 255 .... Class A stocking policy .... view notice .... view list of waters .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2015
  • 254 .... American eel fishing regulations .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: August 9, 2014
  • 253 .... Class A wild trout streams – stocking and harvest .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2015
  • 252 .... Mentored Youth Fishing Days .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: March 22, 2014
  • 251 .... Class A fishing regulations .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: March 22, 2014
  • 250 .... Resident licenses .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: March 22, 2014
  • 249 .... Fishing regulations-number of hooks... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: March 22, 2014
  • 248 .... Lake Erie tributary fishing regulations... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: March 22, 2014
  • 247 .... Boating Regulations... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: April 1, 2014
  • 245 .... Eastern Spadefoot Toad... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted.... view final .... Effective Date: December 7, 2013
  • 244 .... Tautog size limit; replacement costs for fish and herptiles... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted.... view final .... Effective Date: January 11, 2014
  • 243 .... American shad creel limits on Delaware River ... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted.... view final .... Effective Date : January 1, 2014
  • 242 .... Commission property regulations; boating accident investigations and regulations... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted.... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2014
  • 241 .... Miscellaneous special fishing regulations - Shenango and Youghiogheny rivers ... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: September 14, 2013
  • 240 .... Penns Creek fishing regulations... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2014
  • 239 .... Proposed Removal of Early Season Trout Stocked Waters Program... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: June 15, 2013
  • 238 .... Protection of endangered and threatened species and their habitat... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2014

NOTICES

  • Lake Erie Creel Limits for Walleye and Yellow Perch - 2018....view notice....Effective Date....Immediately (~April 2018)
  • Lake Erie Commercial Fishing - 2018....view notice....Effective Date....Immediately (~April 2018)
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program - Trout 2018....view notice
  • Boat and Marine Forfeiture; Maximum Amount - 2018....view notice
    Effective Date....Immediately (~March 2018)
  • Classifification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Removals - April 2018....view notice....Notice Approved....view final....Effective Date....Upon Publication in the PA Bulletin (~Feb 2018)
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - April 2018....view notice....Notice Approved....view final....Effective Date....Upon Publication in the PA Bulletin (~April 2018)
  • Proposed Special Regulation Designations - January 2018 Meeting....view notice....Notice Approved....view final....Effective Date....February 17, 2018
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Removals - January 2018....view notice....Adopted....view final....Effective Date....February 17, 2018
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - January 2018....view notice....Adopted....view final....Effective Date....February 17, 2018
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program - Panfish....view notice....Effective Date: Immediately (~August 2017)
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Removals - September 2017....view notice....Adopted....view final....Effective Date: October 14, 2017
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - September 2017....view notice.... Adopted....view final....Effective Date: October 14, 2017
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program - Catfish – 2017....view notice....Effective Date: July 22, 2017
  • Criteria for Courses of Instruction in Boating Safety Education....view notice....Effective Date: July 1, 2017
  • Proposed Special Regulation Designation - Catch and Release All-tackle....view notice .... Adopted....view final....Effective Date: January 1, 2018
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - July 2017....view notice....Adopted....view final....Effective Date: July 22, 2017
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Removals - July 2017....view notice....Adopted....view final....Effective Date: July 22, 2017
  • Lake Erie Creel Limits for Walleye and Yellow Perch 2017....view notice....Effective Date: May 1, 2017
  • Lake Erie Commercial Fishing - Walleye Total Allowable Catch....view notice....Effective Immediately
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program - Trout 2017....view notice
  • Brood Stock Lakes....view notice
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - April 2017....view notice....Adopted....view final....Effective Date: May 6, 2017
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Removals - April 2017....view notice....Adopted....view final....Effective Date: May 6, 2017
  • Panfish Enhancement - Pymatuning Reservoir....view notice (final)....Effecitve Date: March 1, 2017
  • Boat and Marine Forfeiture; Maximum Amount....view notice (final)
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - January 2017....view notice....Final Rulemaking: Adopted....Effective Date: February 11, 2017....view final
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Removals - January 2017 .... view notice....Final Rulemaking: Adopted....Effective Date: February 11, 2017....view final
  • Snowmobile Use - Hunters Lake, Sullivan County; Mountain Spring Lake, Luzerne County; and Oswayo State Fish Hatchery, Potter County .... view notice .... Effective Date: Immediately (~November 2016)
  • Temporary Changes to Fishing Regulations - Minsi Lake .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted....view notice .... Effective Date: September 3, 2016
  • Temporary Changes to Fishing Regulations Donegal Lake, Kyle Lake, Somerset Lake .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted...view notice .... Effective Date: August 26, 2016
  • Proposed Special Regulation Designations and Re-designations - September 2016 .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted...view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2017
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program – Panfish .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Aug 2016)
  • Proposed Additions to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - September 2016 .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: October 15, 2016
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions and Revisions - September 2016 .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: October 15, 2016
  • Closure - Muncy Access Area, West Branch Susquehanna River .... view notice .... Effective Date: Upon posting at the site (~July 2016)
  • Proposed Additions to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - July 2016 .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: July 23, 2016
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions and Revisions - July 2016 .... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: July 23, 2016
  • Lake Erie Creel Limits for Walleye and Yellow Perch 2016 .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Apr 2016)
  • Lake Erie Commercial Fishing – 2016 .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Apr 2016)
  • Temporary Changes to Fishing Regulations - White Oak Pond & Miller Pond, Wayne County .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Apr 2016)
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program Trout – 2016 .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: March 19, 2016
  • Boat and Marine Forfeiture; Maximum Amount .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Feb 2016)
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams Proposed Additions and Revisions – March 2016... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: April 16, 2016
  • Proposed Additions to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters – March 2016... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final .... Effective Date: April 16, 2016
  • Proposed Special Regulation Designations... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: February 13, 2016
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - January 2016... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: February 13, 2016
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions and Removals - January 2016... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: February 13, 2016
  • Temporary Changes to Fishing Regulations - White Oak Pond, Wayne County; Miller Pond, Wayne County... view notice .... Effective Date: October 14, 2015
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program - Trout... view notice .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Sep 2015)
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program - Panfish and Trout... view notice .... Effective Date: September 7, 2015
  • Proposed Special Regulation Designations - Catch and Release Lakes Program... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: January 1, 2016
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: October 24, 2015
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions and Revisions to List... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: October 24, 2015
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: August 1, 2015
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions and Revisions to List... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: August 1, 2015
  • Lake Erie Creel Limits for Walleye and Yellow Perch 2015... view notice .... Effective Date: May 1, 2015
  • Lake Erie Commercial Fishing – 2015... view notice  .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Apr 2015)
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program – Trout Additional Waters... view notice  .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Apr 2015)
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams – Proposed Additions... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: May 23, 2015
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted .... view final  .... Effective Date: May 23, 2015
  • Boat and Marine Forfeiture; Maximum Amount... view notice  .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Feb 2015)
  • Temporary Changes to Fishing Regulations - Delaware River Striped Bass .... Final Rulemaking: Approved... view final .... Effective Date: March 1, 2015
  • Removal of Exclusive Use Fishing Area - Deep Creek .... Final Rulemaking: Approved... view final .... Effective Date: February 14, 2015
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program – Trout.... view notice .... Effective Date: February 14, 2015 
  • Alcohol Prohibitions–Commission-controlled properties... view notice.... Effective Date: January 1, 2015
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Approved... view final .... Effective Date: February 14, 2015
  • Proposed Special Regulation Re-designation Pine Creek, Lycoming County... view notice ....Final Rulemaking: Approved... view final  .... Effective Date: February 14, 2015
  • Special Regulation Designation... view notice .... Effective Date: January 1, 2015
  • Exclusive Use Fishing Areas... view notice .... Effective Date: January 1, 2015 for Ross Run. Immediately for Pymatuning Pond
  • Correction - Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Rodges Run, Bucks County... view notice .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Nov. 2014)
  • Temporary Changes to Fishing Regulations – Lake Jean... view notice .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Aug. 2014)
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program – Panfish... view notice .... Effective Date: Immediately (~July 2014) 
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters... view notice .... Final Rulemaking : Adopted.... view final .... Effective Date: October 25, 2014
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams... view notice ....Adopted.... Final Rulemaking: view final .... Effective Date: October 25, 2014
  • Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: May 24, 2014
  • Classification of Wild Trout Streams – Proposed Additions, Adjustments and Removals... view notice .... Final Rulemaking: Adopted... view final .... Effective Date: May 24, 2014
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program... view notice .... Effective Date: April 12, 2014
  • Boat and Marine Forfeiture; Maximum Amount... view notice .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Feb. 2014)
  • Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program... view notice .... Effective Date: Immediately (~Jan. 2014)