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PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING PROPOSED REGULATORY AMENDMENTS
PPursuant 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 amendments to the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Regulations (RIMFR) and gives notice of intent to hold a workshop and public hearing to afford interested parties the opportunity for public comment.
Public comment will be solicited on the following proposals:
The workshop will commence at 4:30PM on November 16, 2015 followed by the public hearing at 6:00PM at the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography,
The Department has determined that small businesses may be adversely impacted by the proposed regulations. Small businesses which are either currently licensed, or in the future may seek a license to harvest, buy, sell, or produce seafood products, as well as the small businesses that provide services related to those engaged in such industries, are requested to comment on the proposed regulations on how such proposed action can be changed to minimize the impact on those small businesses affected.
Written comments concerning the proposed regulations may be submitted to Peter Duhamel, Division of Fish and Wildlife - Marine Fisheries office, 3 Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835 no later than 12:00 Noon on November 16, 2015. A copy of the proposed regulations is available for review from October 16 through November 16, 2015 at the Marine Fisheries offices, or by mail. A copy of the proposed regulation(s) has been filed with the Office of the Secretary of State's website at http://sos.ri.gov/ProposedRules/. Proposed annotated regulations are also available in the margin on the left side of this page