Richmond, VA--The Board of Game and Inland Fisheries will meet Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 4000 West Broad Street beginning at 9:00 a.m., and intends to propose changes in regulations for game wildlife, hunting and trapping. This is the regular biennial review for these regulations.
Under board procedures, regulatory actions occur over two sequential board meetings. At the March 1 meeting, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries^ staff will present recommendations for regulatory amendments, the board will solicit and hear comments from the public in a public hearing, and the board then intends to propose regulations or regulation amendments. Any proposed regulatory actions (or informative summaries) will then be published in the Virginia Register, posted on the internet at www.dgif.state.va.us, and advertised in newspapers.
Adoption of any regulations or regulation amendments as final will take place at the subsequent board meeting, to be held May 3, 2001. The May 3 meeting will held in Richmond; the time and address will be announced in a later notice. The board may discuss general and administrative issues at the March 1 meeting. The board may hold a closed session beginning at 9 a.m. March 1. If the board does not complete its entire agenda on March 1, it may convene for a second day beginning 9:00 a.m. on March 2, 2001.