Administrative Code

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

Chapter 1320. Pertaining to Establishment of Restricted Area - Maritime Administration James River Reserve Fleet

4VAC20-1320-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to enhance the physical security of the James River Reserve Fleet as part of a comprehensive plan to protect the public, environment, and economic interests from sabotage and other subversive acts, accidents, or incidents of a similar nature.

This regulation delineates an area within an undefined area already designated by the federal government under 33 CFR 162.270 and provides the Virginia Marine Police the authority to enforce Virginia law that prohibits entrance into prohibited restricted areas.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-106.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. June 30, 2016.

4VAC20-1320-20. Definitions.

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

"Restricted area" means those waters within an area beginning at latitude 37º08.4999992' N, longitude 76º38.4799994' W; thence to latitude 37º07.1885596' N, longitude76º38.4395503 W; thence to latitude 37º06.9585351' N, longitude 76º38.4331102' W; thence to latitude 37º06.4202049' N, longitude 76º38.4158624' W; thence to latitude 37º06.1150372' N, longitude 76º38.5271810' W; thence to latitude 37º06.6400002' N, longitude 76º39.1899998' W; thence to latitude 37º07.8999983' N, longitude 76º39.3400007' W; thence to latitude 37º08.4999986' N, longitude 76º38.6299996' W; thence to latitude 37º08.4999992' N, longitude 76º38.4799994' W, being the point of beginning.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-106.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. June 30, 2016.

4VAC20-1320-30. Prohibitions.

No vessel or other watercraft, except those owned or controlled by the United States government or the Virginia Marine Police, shall cruise or anchor within the restricted area as defined in 4VAC20-1320-20 any closer than 500 feet of any reserve fleet unit or units unless specific permission to do so has first been granted in each case by the Maritime Administration James River Reserve Fleet.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-106.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. June 30, 2016.

4VAC20-1320-40. 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

§ 28.2-106.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. June 30, 2016.

4VAC20-1320-50. Duration of regulation.

This regulation will remain in effect until the federal rule pertaining to this restricted area expires.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-106.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. June 30, 2016.



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