Recent Rulemaking and Petition Decisions


In 2012, pursuant to §§20 – 26 of Act 138, rulemaking authority and the consideration of petitions under this authority was transferred from the Water Resources Panel to the Agency of Natural Resources.  The rules of the Panel are now deemed to be those of the Agency and will remain in effect until they are amended.  Petitions currently under consideration are listed below.   For prior decisions made by the Agency or the Panel, please visit the Past Use of Public Waters Decisions page and Past Water Resources Panel Decisions page.

Use of Public Waters, Section 4.1 - Control of Aquatic Nuisance Infestations
Lake Dunmore
Filed on: March 23, 2015
Filed by: Lake Dunmore Fern Lake Association
Purpose: To temporarily close for more than 90 days several portions of Lake Dumore (totaling 19 acres) for the purpose of controlling an aquatic nuisance infestation (Eurasian watermilfoil)
Status: Under consideration

Petition, March 23, 2015 (PDF, 2.5 MB)
DEC Receipt Acknowledgement


Great Hosmer Pond

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