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Public Notice: Pertaining to General Permit for Emergency Situations and Water Quality Improvement Projects

Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with 9-6.14:7.1 of the Code of Virginia that the Marine Resources Commission intends to consider promulgating regulations entitled: 4 VAC 20-xxx-10 et seq. General Permit for Emergency Situations and Water Quality Improvement Projects.  The Purpose of the proposed action is to develop an expedited process for the issuance of general permits for projects involving State-owned submerged lands.  The general permit will cover projects designed to improve water quality such as bioengineered streambank projects and livestock crossings, and address activities required during emergencies in which a determination has been made that there is a threat to public or private property, or to the health and safety of the public.  The agency intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed regulation after publication.

Statutory Authority: 28.2-1207.C and 28.2-103 of the Code of Virginia.

Public comments may be submitted until November 13, 1997.

Contact: Robert W. Grabb, Chief Habitat Management Division, Post Office Box 756, Newport News,Virginia 23607-0756, telephone (757) 247-2252 or FAX (757) 247-8062.

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