Under IC 4-22-2-24
, notice is hereby given that on May 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. CDT, at the Indiana Dunes State Park, Nature Center, 1600 North 25 East, Chesterton, Indiana, the Natural Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to 312 IAC 5-8
, which provides boating restrictions on designated portions of Lake Michigan for public and navigational safety. Existing no-boat zones adjacent to the Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago and the Marquette Park Beach in Gary in 312 IAC 5-8-2
are modified to conform to improvements and changed shorelines since the rules were adopted in 2002. The description of the no-boat zone is not modified for Marquette Park Beach, but the boundaries are extended to coincide with an extended parking lot that is referenced to describe the zone. For the no-boat zone adjacent to Indiana Dunes State Park in 312 IAC 5-8-3
, a kayak and canoe corridor is established for participation in the Lake Michigan Water Trail designated by the U.S. Department of Interior.