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 rule making 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 rule making.” If adopted on final rule making, 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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