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Publice Notice: Proposed Amendments of Various Regulations for July 2006

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on the proposals listed below.  In accordance with 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on the proposals will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at the Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia. Written comments on the proposals should be mailed to Jack Travelstead, VMRC Fisheries Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, Virginia 23607, by 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 24, 2006. Copies of the proposed amendments may be reviewed at the Commission Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and may be obtained by calling the Commission at (757) 247-2248.

Regulation 4 VAC 20-566-10 Et Seq., "Pertaining to the Hampton Roads Shellfish Relay Area" 

This proposed Amendment will establish the permanent extension of the relay season for this area through September 30 of each year. Currently the season for the Hampton Roads Shellfish Relay Area is set as May 1 through August 15. 

The purpose of this proposed amendment to the regulation is to allow for better utilization of the hard clam resource in the relay area.


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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 (757) 247-2248 NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

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