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Designated trout streams & lakes

What is this rule about?

This rule is about technical corrections to the designations of designated trout lakes and streams. If you are not interested in rules about trout lakes and streams, you can disregard this rulemaking notice.

Notice of intent

The period for submitting comments on the proposed rules has closed. The department is now preparing to submit the rules to the Office of Administrative Hearings for review as to legality.

What does the rule change do?

The proposed expedited rules will correct the rules for omitted names of trout streams designated in Minnesota Rules, part 6264.0050.

Some trout streams were originally designated in rule using the name of the larger river that they flow into rather than their own names.

The proposed corrections list either the actual name of each such stream or, in the case where a stream has no name, list the name "unnamed stream" in the specified township, range and section. These rule amendments will help to clarify for the public which trout streams are designated as special management waters.

Where can I get more information?

The following documents are available:

This rulemaking has been completed. The notice of adoption is scheduled for publication in the State Register on 2/21/2017. The rules as proposed will go into effect on that date.


Agency contact

Brian Nerbonne
Fish and Wildlife Division
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road, Box 20
St. Paul, MN 55155-4020