Public may comment on proposed boating regs

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing new regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species at DEC boat launches. Boaters would have to remove all visible plants and animals from boats, trailers, and associated equipment and to drain boats before launching at or leaving a DEC boat launch and waterway access.

The DEC will accept public comments on the proposal through Feb. 24.  The full text of the proposed regulation may be found on DEC’s website at www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/propregulations.html.

Comments on the proposed regulations may be sent by e-mail to fishregs@gw.dec.state.ny.us, or mailed to Edward Woltmann, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Fisheries, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY  12233-4753.  Hard copies of the full text may also be requested from Woltmann at the above address.

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