The Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice that a meeting of the Environmental Board will be held at 3:00 p.m., March 20, 2000 in Room 602 of the Department's main offices, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York.
The Environmental Board will consider the following rulemaking action of the Department of Environmental Conservation:
This meeting is open to the public.
Contact: Ruth L. Earl, Executive Secretary to the Environmental Board, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233 (518) 457-5400.
|Notice of Proposed Rule Making|
Pursuant to the provisions of the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA), the Department of Environmental Conservation proposes to: Amend existing Title 6 NYCRR Part 10 Sections 10.1 "Sportfishing regulations", 10.2 "Boundary water fishing regulations", 10.3 "Additional special fishing regulations for certain inland waters", 10.6 "Prohibiting use of bait fish in specially designated lakes and ponds and their tributaries", Part 35 Section 35.2 "Taking bait fish with nets and traps for commercial purposes", Part 36 Section 36.2 "Commercial fishing in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario" and Part 110 "Fishing on Beardsley Pond and Beardsley Hydroelectric Development on East Canada Creek." These regulatory amendments propose to: implement changes to bait fish regulations to clarify boundaries where bait may be taken in Scriba Creek Oswego County; implement changes to the list of species that can be legally taken by commercial fishing in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario to remove (channel) catfish, a highly contaminated species currently under an "eat none" health advisory and add burbot, an abundant, non-contaminated species of little interest to anglers and repeal obsolete regulations governing fishing on Beardsley Pond and Beardsley Hydroelectric Development on East Canada Creek.
Contact: Robert E. Brandt, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Fisheries, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-4753 (518) 457-9258 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pursuant to the provisions of the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA), the Department of Environmental Conservation proposes to: Amend Title 6 NYCRR Section 1.22 entitled "Muzzleloading firearm big game season." The proposed amendment will establish a distinct season for muzzleloader hunting of deer. Proposed changes to this regulation remove specific references to dates for the Northern Zone muzzleloading season. Instead, the first split of the season will be the seven days immediately preceding the Northern Zone regular big game season; the second split will be the seven days immediately following the regular season. This change will eliminate the need to revise this regulation every year in order to adjust dates. In addition, this rulemaking clarifies which sights may be used on a muzzleloading firearm while hunting deer during the muzzleloading deer season by adding prohibitions on the use of sights which contain lenses and battery-powered sights.
Contact: Michael J. Matthews, Wildlife Biologist, Bureau of Wildlife, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Wildlife Research Center, 108 Game farm Rd. Delmar, NY 12054 (518) 478-3008.