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Pertaining to the Taking of Hard Clams [4 VAC 20 ‑ 590]
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Description This regulation establishes the procedure for obtaining authorization to patent tong hard clams in non-restricted (clean) areas by clammers who possess special permits to harvest clams in restricted (polluted) areas. It restricts permitted clammer to work only polluted bottom, or notify Marine Resources Commission Law Enforcement and work only clean bottom. This regulation further establishes a maximum size limit for clams in restricted areas.
State Authority Section 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia
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 None entered

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Name / Title: Jennifer Farmer  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 380 Fenwick Road
Building 96
Fort Monroe, VA 23651
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