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EMERGENCY REGULATION
NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT AND DESCRIPTION OF SHELLFISH AREA
CONDEMNATION NUMBER 052-OO6E. YORK RIVER AI\D WORMLEY CREEK

EFFECTM APRrL 6,2015 THROUGH APRrL 27,2015


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Pursuant to $28.2-809, $32.1-13,532.1-20 and 52.2-40028.16,and 52.2-4028 of the Code


of Virginia, an emergency closure on the York River, near the mouth of Wormley Creek, is
hereby established. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to take shellfish
from this area for any purpose except by permit granted by the Marine Resources
Commission, as provided in Section 28.2-810 of the Code of Virginia. The boundaries of
this area are shown on the map titled "York River and Wormley Creek, Condemned Shellfish
Area Number 052-006E, Emergency Closure, 6 April 2015" which is a part of this notice.

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Because the area described below may have been subjected to a sewage spill likely
containing pathogenic bacteria and viruses, and because the area is not a safe area from
which to take shellfish for direct marketing, and because shellfish exist in this area, an
emergency exists and the immediate promulgation of this regulation is needed to protect the

public health.

3.

The Department of Health will receive, consider and respond to petitions by any interested
person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision of this emergency regulation.

BOUNDARIES OF EMERGENCY CLOSURE 052-OO6E


The emergency condemned area shall include that portion of the York River located inland of a line
drawn between latitude / longitude map coordinate (37"13'4'7.8",-76"29'50.5"), map coordinate
(37"14'11.8",-76"28'00.6"), and map coordinate (37'13'00.3",-76"28'26.0").

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