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Public Notice:  Proposed Regulations, January 2013

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on the proposed amendments to regulations listed below.  By January 7, 2013 the proposed draft regulation can be viewed at the Commission offices or on the Commission website at the following address:  http://www.mrc.virginia.gov/calendar.shtm

In accordance with Section 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on the proposed regulations will be held at 12:00 noon, on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia.  Written comments on the proposals should be mailed to Robert L. O'Reilly, VMRC Fisheries Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, Virginia 23607, by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2013. 

I. To provide an alternate culling and inspection process and promote efficiency, for hand harvest of oysters from seaside areas of the Eastern Shore, the Commission proposes amendments to Chapter 4VAC20-260-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Designation of Seed Areas and Clean Cull Areas", that would make it lawful for seaside of the Eastern Shore hand harvested oysters to be maintained in bags, sacks or baskets, from time of harvest to time of sale, without those oysters having to be placed in a loose pile aboard a vessel.

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



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