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Public Notice: Pertaining to Offloading Sites for Condemned Shellfish

NOTICE

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on a proposed regulation, 4 VAC 20-980-10 et. seq. "Pertaining to Offloading Sites for Condemned Shellfish", summarized below.

In accordance with §28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on the adoption of this regulation will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 27, 1997 at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News. Written comments on the proposals should be sent to Jack Travelstead, VMRC Fisheries Management Division, P. O. Box 756, Newport News, VA 23607. A copy of the proposed regulation may be reviewed at the Commission during Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Persons interested in obtaining a copy of the proposed regulation may call the Commission at (757) 247-2248.

Summary:

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission, acting under the authority of §28.2-819 of the Code of Virginia, proposes to establish the following locations for the loading and unloading, ashore, of shellfish taken from condemned areas.

For Clams:

1. F.D. Amory in Hampton

2. Hunt Oil Dock in Hampton

3. Jones Marina in Hampton

4. Sea Rich, Inc. in Newport News

5. Old Point Packing in Newport News

6. Casey Seafood in Newport News

7. Lynnhaven Waterway Marina in Virginia Beach

For Oysters:

1. Bevans Oyster Company in Kinsale

2. State Dock in Gloucester County

3. Tylers Beach in Rushmere

4. Back River Seafood in Rescue

The Commission further proposes to authorize the Commissioner of Marine Resources to establish additional sites or to replace inactive sites as the need arises.

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VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE DEBORAH CAWTHON (247-2248) NO LESS THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING TIME AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

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