Public Comments Wanted


Dock Extension Policy and Procedure AND Gun Carry Policy and Procedure

See article for two items up for public comment.

April 21, 2017
 
MEMORANDUM
 
TO:              INTERESTED PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS
 
FROM:        BECKY KELLEY, DIRECTOR
 
SUBJECT:    Notice of Rule Making for Procedures of Dock Extension Policy and Procedure
 
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the authority set forth in O.C.G.A. § 12-3-34, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, State Parks and Historic Sites Division, proposes amendment to Rule 391-5-12.04(b), Standards for Design and Construction.  An exact copy of the proposed amended rule is attached, along with a copy showing deletions with strike outs and additions with underlines.
 
SYNOPSIS AND MAIN FEATURES:
 
The purpose of the proposed amendment is to revise the procedure guiding the Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in requests to consider and authorize dock extension of more than 25 feet for property owners on High Falls State Park Lake.  The proposed amendment reflects the need to adopt a change by which, under certain case by case instances, and with all extension criteria being met, extensions greater than 25 feet may be granted to prevent dry-dock situations where silting or other conditions impact water access at full lake pool levels.
 
This notice and synopsis of the proposed rule, together with an exact copy of the proposed rule and a copy showing deletions with strike outs and additions with underlines, is being mailed to all persons who have requested in writing that they be placed on the mailing list and have tendered the actual cost of such mailing.  Copies of all these documents are also available by electronic mail and are available for review on the Division web page (www.gastateparks.org).  Please call Lisa Keener (229) 430-5317 to request a copy.
 
The public comment period for this proposed rule amendment is April 21, 2017 through close of business May 22, 2017.  Public comments may be provided to the Division by email, telephone, fax, or letter.

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Comments by email should be submitted to Lisa Kenner (lisa.keener@dnr.ga.gov) or through the division website (www.gastateparks.org). Comments by telephone may be received by any Region 3 staff, call (229-430-5317). Written comments by fax should be to the attention of Lisa Keener
(fax 229-317-9387).
 
Written comments by letter should be mailed or delivered to the attention of Lisa Keener at:
 
Department of Natural Resources
Region 3 Office
2024 Newton Road
Albany, GA 31701-3576
 
All comments should be received by close of business May 22, 2017.
 
Following the comment period, the Board of Natural Resources will consider the proposed rule at the May 24, 2017 Board meeting at 9:00 a.m. at Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Hwy. 356, Helen, GA 30545.

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April 21, 2017
 
MEMORANDUM
 
TO:              INTERESTED PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS
 
FROM:        BECKY KELLEY, DIRECTOR
 
SUBJECT:    Notice of Rule Making for Revision of Gun Carry Policy and Procedure
 
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the authority set forth in O.C.G.A.§ 12-3-9, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, State Parks and Historic Sites Division, proposes amendment to Rule 391-5-1.05, Safety and General Conditions of Use (4) Weapons.  An exact copy of the proposed amended rule is attached, along with a copy showing deletions with strike outs and additions with underlines.
 
SYNOPSIS AND MAIN FEATURES:
 
The purpose of the proposed amendment is to revise the procedure for the Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to change the rules for carry of weapons in Georgia State Parks, Historic Sites and Recreation Areas.  The current ruling, 391-5-1.05 Safety and General Conditions of Use (4) Weapons, is in conflict with the recent changes to Georgia law concerning carry.
 
This notice and synopsis of the proposed rule, together with an exact copy of the proposed rule and a copy showing deletions with strike outs and additions with underlines, is being mailed to all persons who have requested in writing that they be placed on the mailing list and have tendered the actual cost of such mailing.  Copies of all these documents are also available by electronic mail and are available for review on the Division web page (www.gastateparks.org).  Please call Nancy Jacobs (912) 262-3180 to request a copy.
 
The public comment period for this proposed rule amendment is April 21, 2017 through close of business May 22, 2017.  Public comments may be provided to the Division by email, telephone, fax, or letter.
 
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Comments by email should be submitted to Nancy Jacobs (nancy.jacobs@dnr.ga.gov) or through the division website (www.gastateparks.org).  Comments by telephone may be received by any Region 2 staff, call (912-262-3180).  Written comments by fax should be to the attention of Nancy Jacobs
(fax 912-262-3183).
 
Written comments by letter should be mailed or delivered to the attention of Nancy Jacobs at:
 
Department of Natural Resources
Region 2 Office
One Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA 31520-8605
 
All comments should be received by close of business May 22, 2017.
 
Following the comment period, the Board of Natural Resources will consider the proposed rule at the May 24, 2017 Board meeting at 9:00 a.m. at Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Hwy. 356, Helen, GA 30545.

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