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State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Department of Environmental Management

PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING PROPOSED REGULATORY CHANGES

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 42-17.1 and 20-3 of the General Laws of Rhode Island as amended, and in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act Chapter 42-35 of the General Laws, the Director of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) proposes certain amendments to the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Regulations and gives notice of intent to hold a public hearing to afford interested parties the opportunity for public comment.

Public comment will be solicited on the following proposals:

  1. Finfish Sector Management Plan for 2014;
  2. Shellfish Sector Management Plan for 2014;
  3. Crustacean Sector Management Plan for 2014;
  4. Amendments to the RI Marine Fisheries regulations, "Commercial and Recreational Saltwater Fishing Licensing Regulations";
  5. Amendments to the RI Marine Fisheries regulations "Part XV - Lobsters, Other Crustaceans, and Horseshoe Crabs", regarding LCMA 6 language (section 15.20.3);
  6. Amendments to the RI Marine Fisheries regulations "Part XV - Lobsters, Other Crustaceans, and Horseshoe Crabs", regarding the management of Horseshoe Crabs (section 15.24);
  7. Amendments to the RI Marine Fisheries regulations "Part X - Equipment Restrictions", regarding trawling roller gear (section 10.12);
  8. Amendments to the RI Marine Fisheries regulations "Part XIX - Fish/Shellfish Dealer Regulations", regarding non-indigenous Horseshoe Crabs (section 19.15);

The public hearing will commence at 6:00 PM on ,Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Corless Auditorium, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. The room is accessible to the disabled. Interpreter services for the hearing impaired will be provided if such services are requested at least (3) business days prior to the hearing. Requests for such services may be made in writing or by calling TTY (711) or (401) 222-5300. A recording of the hearing will be made by DEM staff. Written comments concerning the regulations proposed for promulgation by the DEM may be submitted to the Division of Fish and Wildlife, 3 Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835 no later than 12:00 PM on September 18, 2013.

A copy of the proposed regulations will be available for examination from August 19 through September 18, 2013 by mail or at the offices of the Division of Fish and Wildlife located at 3 Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835. Electronic copies of the proposed regulations are also available in the left side margin of this page.

Janet Coit, Director
Department of Environmental Management

Date Posted: 8/19/2013



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