Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
3/29/2020

Chapter 1100. Pertaining to Shellfish Handling

4VAC20-1100-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this regulation is to ensure the safe and sanitary control of the harvesting and transporting of molluscan shellfish for human consumption.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-801 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2006.

4VAC20-1100-20. Disposal of sewage from vessels.

A. Any boat or vessel engaged in harvesting or transporting shellfish shall have on board an approved Type III marine sanitation device (holding tank), portable toilet or other sewage disposal receptacle. Portable toilets shall:

1. Be constructed of high quality plastic that is durable, easy to clean, and will not spill;

2. Be used only for the purpose intended;

3. Be secured while on board the vessel and located to prevent contamination of shellstock by spillage or leakage;

4. Be emptied only into an approved sewage disposal system;

5. Be cleaned before being returned to the boat; and

6. Not be cleaned with equipment used for washing or processing food.

B. Use of other receptacles for sewage disposal are approved if the receptacles are constructed of impervious, cleanable materials, have tight-fitting lids, and meet the requirements of subdivisions A1 through A6 of this section.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-801 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2006.

4VAC20-1100-30. Penalty.

As set forth in § 28.2-821 of the Code of Virginia, any person violating the provisions of this regulation shall be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-801 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2006.



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