(4) Regardless of whether the abandoned boat has a hull identification number, registration number, temporary decal number or other identifying indicia, the person desiring to register the boat in his name shall place a notice in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county where the boat is located for 3 consecutive days.
The notice shall describe the boat, its location, the date it was abandoned and any identifying number.
(ii) If the last known registrant does not respond, the Commission may notify the requester to proceed under paragraph (4).
(B) Proof that the applicant provided notices as set forth in this section.The person also shall state in the notice that if the boat is not claimed and removed within 30 days after publication in the newspaper, the person will apply for registration of the boat in his name.(5) After the notices described in paragraphs (3) and (4) have expired, but no earlier than 60 days after the person desiring registration has first notified the Commission, the person may apply to the Commission for registration of the boat in his name.(6) Upon receipt of the required materials and the payment of fees required by law, the Commission will register the boat in the name of the applicant. A person finding a boat abandoned on public property or watersthat is, property or waters under the ownership or control of the Commonwealth, its agencies and political subdivisionsshall notify the Commission of the description and location of the boat as well as the date on which it was found.A person may notify the Commission by completing form PFBC-R3, Notice of Abandoned Boat Found on Commonwealth Waters and mailing the form to the Commission. § 7302 (relating to certification of authorization).