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Title Contingency Plan for Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination of Shellfish
Document ID WTR-336 (SF)
Summary The purpose of this protocol is to establish the Department of Health, Division of Shellfish Sanitation’s protocol for responding to oil contamination of Virginia’s shellfish waters. The objective of such a response would be to protect consumers of Virginia shellfish and crab meat from oil contamination with the least reasonable impact upon the fisheries. The primary emphasis of this working memo pertains to oil spills of potential, widespread contamination.
Effective Date 11/29/2010
pdf View document text     Posted On 5/19/2011                 Document on Town Hall

This document applies to the following chapters
[12 VAC 5-130] [REPEALED] Notice and Description of Shellfish Area Condemnation
[12 VAC 5-150] Regulations for the Sanitary Control of Storing, Processing, Packing or Repacking of Oysters, Clams and Other Shellfish
[12 VAC 5-160] Regulations for the Sanitary Control of the Picking, Packing and Marketing of Crab Meat for Human Consumption
[12 VAC 5-165] Regulations for the Repacking of Crabmeat

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