Title 22 Part 1 – Proposed Changes

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on May 16, 2023 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Mississippi Advisory Commission on Marine Resources (MACMR), the Commission recommended approval of and the Executive Director approved a Notice of Intent to update, modify and change below listed sections of Title 22 Part 1 Rules and regulations for molluscan shellfish related activities. Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on May 18, 2023. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 1 and the proposed changes are available at Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through Friday June 16, 2023. All comments should be mailed to the MDMR, Attn: Jason Rider, 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530 or emailed to: Jason Rider at and delivered by 5:00 PM on June 16, 2023.

Short explanation of rule/amendment/repeal and reason(s) for proposing rule/amendment/repeal:

TITLE 22 – MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES PART 1 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH RELATED ACTIVITIES, Add language, definitions and amend requirements for On-Bottom Molluscan Shellfish leases pertaining to MS Senate Bill 2544   Specific legal authority authorizing the promulgation of rule: Mississippi Code Ann. § 49-15-15, APA, § 25-43-1.101 et seq. 

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