Vol. 27 Iss. 12 - February 14, 2011

Chapter 1060
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The following regulation filed by the Marine Resources Commission is exempt from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 11 of the Code of Virginia; however, the commission is required to publish the full text of final regulations.

Title of Regulation: 4VAC20-1060. Pertaining to Enlargement of Established Restricted Area -- Dominion Power/Nuclear Power Station (amending 4VAC20-1060-10, 4VAC20-1060-20).

Statutory Authority: §§ 28.2-103 and 28.2-106.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: February 1, 2011.

Agency Contact: Jane Warren, Agency Regulatory Coordinator, Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, VA 23607, telephone (757) 247-2248, FAX (757) 247-2002, or email


The amendments redefine restricted areas at the Dominion Power/Surry Nuclear Power Station and repeal the Appendix – Hog Island Quad Map.

4VAC20-1060-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to enhance the physical security of the facility and is part of a comprehensive plan to protect the public, environment, and economic interests from sabotage and other subversive acts, accidents, or incidents of a similar nature. (See Hog Island Quad Map outlining the location of the restricted area.)

The adoption of this chapter simply affords the Virginia Marine Police the authority to enforce Virginia law that prohibits entrance into the restricted areas.

4VAC20-1060-20. Definitions.

A. Pursuant to § 28.2-106.2 of the Code of Virginia, the following restricted area is established adjacent to the James River, Surry Nuclear Power Plant:

The Area 1. The waters within an area beginning at Mean High Water on the shore at latitude 37°08'59.4"N, longitude 76°40'15.5"W; thence to the following points creating a 500 yard arc: latitude 37°08'58.8"N, longitude 76°40'06"W; latitude 37°09'03.1"N, longitude 76°39'59.4"W; latitude 37°09'06.9"N, longitude 76°39'54.1"W; latitude 37°09'12.8"N, longitude 76°39'48"W; latitude 37°09'18.6"N, longitude 76°39'48"W; latitude 37°09'25.1"N, longitude 76°39'48.3"W; latitude 37°09'32.3"N, longitude 76°39'50.1"W; latitude 37°09'37.2"N, longitude 76°39'53.1"W; latitude 37°09'40"N, longitude 76°39'56.6"W; latitude 37°09'37.2"N, longitude 76°39'53.1"W; latitude 37°09'43.4"N, longitude 76°40'03.4"W; thence to a point on shore at Mean High Water in position; latitude 37°09'42.7"N, longitude 76°40'27.1"W, and the.

Area 2. The entire discharge canal from the jetty jetties at the mouth of the discharge canal to the circulating water discharge pipes at the head of the discharge canal and including the entire width of the canal. The geographic coordinates for this are 37°10'18.3"N, 76°42'22.5"W to 37°10'00.8"N, 76°41'51.3"W and include the entire width of the canal. The discharge canal is located immediately northwest of the power station along both sides of Hog Island Road.

B. No vessel or persons shall enter the restricted area without the permission of the Virginia Marine Police. Law-enforcement vessels, United States military vessels, and vessels of the Dominion Power/Surry Nuclear Power Plant are exempt from the provisions of this chapter.

APPENDIX. Hog Island Quad Map (Repealed.)

VA.R. Doc. No. R11-2722; Filed January 28, 2011, 8:42 a.m.