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Virginia Administrative Code
1/23/2021

Chapter 1065. Pertaining to Establishment of Restricted Areas

4VAC20-1065-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth from dangers associated with unexploded ordnance located on Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Poquoson, Virginia. (See Plum Tree Island Map outlining the location of the restricted areas.)

This chapter delineates an area already designated by the federal government through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The adoption of this chapter affords the Virginia Marine Police and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries the authority to enforce Virginia laws prohibiting entrance into the restricted area.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201, 28.2-501 and 28.2-518 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 21, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2005.

4VAC20-1065-20. Definitions.

The following term when used in this chapter shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Restricted area" means those waters within an area beginning at mean high water on the shore east of Whalebone Island at latitude 37°08'41" N, longitude 76°19'58" W; then northwest to a point of Whalebone Island at latitude 37°08'29" N, longitude 76°19'29" W; latitude 37°08'35" N, longitude 76°19'12" W; latitude 37°08'22" N, longitude 76°18'56" W; latitude 37°08'23" N, longitude 76°18'38" W; latitude 37°08'16" N, longitude 76°18'26" W; latitude 37°08'09" N, longitude 76°18'21" W; latitude 37°08'04" N, longitude 76°18'08" W; latitude 37°07'54" N, longitude 76°18'03" W; latitude 37°07'55" N, longitude 76°17'52" W; latitude 37°07'49" N, longitude 76°17'40" W; latitude 37°07'44" N, longitude 76°17'37" W; latitude 37°07'36" N, longitude 76°17'22" W; latitude 37°07'43" N, longitude 76°17'29" W; thence to latitude 37°06'51" N, longitude 76°17'59" W; latitude 37°06'46" N, longitude 76°18'03" W; latitude 37°06'41" N, longitude 76°18'12" W; latitude 37°06'34" N, longitude 76°18'21" W; latitude 37°06'38" N, longitude 76°18'35" W; latitude 37°06'42" N, longitude 76°18'34" W; thence to a point on shore at mean high water at latitude 37°06'46" N, longitude 76°18'35" W.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201, 28.2-501 and 28.2-518 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 21, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2005.

4VAC20-1065-30. Prohibitions.

A. No vessel or persons shall enter the restricted area without the permission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' District Engineer or persons or agencies authorized to act in his behalf.

B. Commercial or private interests having a need to operate within the restricted area must contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for additional guidance before entering this area.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201, 28.2-501 and 28.2-518 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 21, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2005.

4VAC20-1065-40. Penalty.

As set forth in § 28.2-106.2 D of the Code of Virginia, any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201, 28.2-501 and 28.2-518 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 21, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2005.

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