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Public Notice:  Proposed Regulations, January 2017

NOTICE

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on proposed amendments to regulations, as shown below. By January 8, 2018, the proposed draft regulations 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 amendments to these regulations will be held no earlier than 12:00 noon, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia. Public comments on the proposals 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 22, 2018.

I. Chapter 4 VAC 20-1120-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Tilefish and Grouper”

The Commission proposes to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-1120-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Tilefish and Grouper,” to increase the recreational possession limit for golden tilefish.

The purpose of this amendment is to comply with the management plan for this species.

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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 MATT HULL (757-247-2214) NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

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