Regulations for Winter Ice Eaters & Bubblers on our waterways

Matthew Simpson, NYS Assemblyman; Daniel Stec, NYS Senator; Elise Stefanick, Representative in Congress; Kirsten Gillibrand, NY Senator

Bubbler system for one dock on Brant Lake

Please help me contact our NYS Representatives to enact legislation which will monitor and regulate the use of Ice Eaters and Bubblers on our Adirondack Lakes

Petition by
Cindy Mead
Brant Lake, New York

To: Matthew Simpson, NYS Assemblyman; Daniel Stec, NYS Senator; Elise Stefanick, Representative in Congress; Kirsten Gillibrand, NY Senator
From: [Your Name]

NYS lakes and waterways are regulated by State and Local agencies for private docks, shoreline walls, etc. but there are no rules or regulations regarding Ice Eaters and Bubblers during the winter months. These death traps are a danger for people and animals (both domestic & wild), they erode the shoreline, the effect of 12 months of sunshine on the invasive species we're battling in our lakes is unknown (say nothing of how many deer and other wildlife fall into these watering holes and decay) and open water the size of a football field is not necessary to 'protect' a small aluminum dock that can easily be removed for the winter.
It is understood that these cannot be 'banned', but the area of these open waters can be regulated, there are bubblers out there that greatly reduce the footprint of the open water, signage can be mandated and an agency such as the DEC can have some guidelines/rules/laws to follow to make our lakes safer for all.
I would like to see legislation enacted regarding this before any more tragedies occur and I greatly appreciate your time and consideration regarding this request.

Sincerely yours,