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Public Notice:  Proposed Regulations, January 2017

NOTICE

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on the establishment of amendment to the regulation, as proposed below. By January 9, 2017, the proposed draft regulation may be viewed at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia.

In accordance with Section 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on the proposed amendment to this regulation will be held no earlier than 12:00 noon, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia. Public comments on the proposal should be provided to Robert L. O’Reilly, VMRC Fisheries Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, Virginia 23607, by 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2017.

I. Chapter 4 VAC 20-252-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass"
The Commission proposes to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-252-10 et seq., “Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass,” that lowers the 2017 Commercial Coastal Striped Bass Quota. This proposed amendment was previously passed as an emergency regulation at the December 13, 2016 Commission meeting.

The purpose of this amendment is to comply with the requirements of the interstate fishery management plan for striped bass.

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VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE JANE MCCROSKEY (757-247-2215) NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

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