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[REPEALED] Notice and Description of Shellfish Area Condemnation [12 VAC 5 ‑ 130]
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Chapter Information
Description These are specific notices, exempt from publication and issued to protect public health by preventing disease outbreaks attributable to shellfish contamination.
State Authority :9-6.14 (4.1 B)()16 and Chapter 8 of Title of Title 28.2
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation (i) Whether the notices continue to protect public health by preventing disease outbreaks attributable to shellfish contamination;

(ii) Whether Virginia's shellfish industry maintains its reputation nationally as reliably safe and free of contamination and Virginia shellfish continues to be shipped in interstate markets; and

(iii) Whether areas condemned to shellfish harvesting are opened quickly upon a finding that contamination has been abated.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Bob Croonenberghs, PhD  / Director, Shellfish Sanitation
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-7477    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal of unnecessary regulations - -
Deletion of unneeded regulations - -

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Remove unnecessary material, standards for picking, packing and marketing crab meat, and a plan Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/15/2009.