Aquaculture of Marine Species in Rhode Island Waters


250-RICR-40-00-1 INACTIVE RULE EMERGENCY RULE

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Title 250 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 40 Agriculture and Resource Marketing
Subchapter 00 Marketing and Food Safety
Part 1 Aquaculture of Marine Species in Rhode Island Waters
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive View Active Rule
Effective 07/01/2016 to 10/29/2016

Regulation Authority :

Chapter 42-17.1 and Sections 20-1-2, 20-1-4, 20-1-5, 20-10-5c, and 20-10-12, and in accordance with Chapter 42-35, of the Rhode Island General Laws of 1956, as amended.

Purpose and Reason :

AN EMERGENCY REGULATION REQUIRING ALL PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE HARVEST OF CULTURED SHELLFISH IN RHODE ISLAND WATERS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE, THE REPUTATION AND GOODWILL OF THE AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY, AND THE FINANCIAL STABILITY OF THE AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY BY ENSURING THAT ALL HARVESTED SHELLFISH ARE PROVIDED WITH SUFFICIENT TEMPERATURE CONTROLS TO MITIGATE THE RISK OF DISEASE TRANSMISSION TO PEOPLE WHO CONSUME THE SHELLFISH.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

The regulations contain a technical omission that if not corrected may allow aquaculturists to harvest and handle cultured shellfish in a manner that could jeopardize public health

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