ENB - Region 1 Notices 3/14/2012
Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) section 13-0307 and 13-0319, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources has amended 6 NYCRR Part 41 to close certain shellfish lands to harvest. These areas do not meet the bacteriological water quality standards for a certified shellfish land. Shellfish harvested from areas that do not meet the bacteriological standards for a certified shellfish land have an increased potential to cause illness in shellfish consumers. This notice will be published in issue 11 of the State Register, dated March 14, 2012.
To view the documents go to: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4014.html and http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/68956.html.
For further information please contact:
Gina M. Fanelli
NYS DEC - Bureau of Marine Resources
Shellfish Growing Area Certification Unit
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0482