Public Hearing: Shellfish Sanitation Regulations

Date & Time:
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
6:00 pm


, Delaware

The Division of Watershed stewardship will hold a virtual public hearing (Docket #2021-R-WS-0003) on proposed amendments to the Shellfish Sanitation Regulations. Public comment period open through Oct. 20, 2021.

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The proposed amendments are to Subsection 3.2.1 (Shellfish Growing Area Water Quality and Classification) of the Shellfish Sanitation Regulations (7 DE Admin. Code 7402).

The objective of the amendments is to adopt a bacteriological standard for the classification of shellfish growing areas approved by the National Shellfish Sanitation Program and US Food and Drug Administration for shellfish growing area classifications. This action will add the mTEC method as an approved method which can be used to classify shellfish growing areas, while maintaining the current approved methods.

The proposed amendments may be inspected online starting Sept. 1, 2021, in the Delaware Register of Regulations or in-person, by appointment only, by contacting Michael Bott, by phone at 302-739-9939 or by email at

Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC virtual public hearings must pre-register no later than noon on the date of the virtual hearing at or by telephone at 302-739-9295.

The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on Wed., Oct. 20, 2021. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to, using the online form at, or by U.S. mail to the address below.

Docket #2021-P-W-0014

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Public Hearing Officer

Lisa A. Vest
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Related Links

Public notice of the hearing on the DNREC website and on the state public meeting calendar.

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