1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
** APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no
objections and with staff recommendation for approval.)
3. EXECUTIVE SESSION.
4. PORT MEYERS, LLC, #02-1631, requests authorization to construct an 82-foot long by 6-foot wide community pier adjacent to their property situated along Chisman Creek in York County. The project is protested by the Concerned Citizens of Heritage Hamlet.
5. CRAB CREEK UNIT OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., #02-2306, requests after-the-fact authorization to mechanically dredge approximately 200 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material from their 8-slip community dock situated along Crab Creek in the City of Virginia Beach.
6. BETTY L. HOACK, #02-1847, requests authorization to dredge up to 3,822 cubic yards of State-owned bottomland in conjunction with the re-floating and removal of the former U.S.C.G. Buoy Tender Lilac and to construct up to 430 linear feet of replacement bulkhead at her property situated along Falling Creek, a tributary to the James River in Chesterfield County. Both wetlands and subaqueous permits are required.
7. U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #02-2103, requests authorization to place up to 100,000 cubic yards (per dredge cycle) of dredged material, from the maintenance dredging of the Quinby Creek Channel in Accomack County, upon a previously used spoil site adjacent to State-owned marsh northwest of Pealer Point in Public Ground 61. Both wetlands and subaqueous permits are required.
8. SMITH POINT MARINE, INC., #02-1539, requests authorization to renovate their existing commercial marina situated along Slough Creek in Northumberland County. The project is protested by adjacent property owners upstream of the project site.
9. KING GEORGE COUNTY, #02-1582, requests authorization to install by the directional drill method, a 12-inch diameter plastic sanitary sewer discharge pipe a minimum of five (5) feet beneath and extending approximately 500 feet channelward of mean low water, into Williams Creek in King George County. The project is protested by several oyster ground leaseholders.
10. GLENMORE ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, #02-2007, requests authorization to install six (6), approximately 20-foot long submerged stream crossings, of a concrete encased, ductile iron sewer pipeline beneath sections of Carroll Creek in Albemarle County. An adjacent property owner protests one of the crossings.11. AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER, #02-1812, requests authorization to cross the New River, Reed Creek and Peak Creek in two (2) locations in Wythe County, and cross Little Walker Creek, Walker Creek, Helvey's Mill Creek, Wolf Creek, and Clear Fork in Bland County, with an aerial 765kV transmission line, suspended a minimum of 110 feet above ordinary high water, in association with the Wyoming-Jackson's Ferry Transmission Line project in southwestern Virginia. Two property owners along the proposed alignment protest the project.
12. Public Comments
13. DISCUSSION: 2003 management measures for the Virginia recreational Summer Flounder season, request for February public hearing.
14. REQUEST for emergency regulation to lower Winter I commercial scup landing limits.
15. REQUEST for an emergency regulation to allocate a recently ASMFC- approved, commercial Striped Bass coastal area quota addition of 55,456 pounds.
16. DISCUSSION: 2003 management measure for the Virginia recreational Black Sea Bass fishery, for a February public hearing.
17. REPORT on the status of the Chesapeake Bay striped bass.
18. DISCUSSION: Proposed Grey Trout management measures to comply with ASMFC Amendment 4, request for February public hearing.
19. American Shad: Update of FMAC review of the by-catch fishery
20. Procurement of services for the 2003 American Shad Restoration Program
21. Repeat Offenders
PAGE 2 ITEMS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval)
2A. NORTHWEST BRANCH OF TANNERS CREEK, L.L.C., #02-0089, requests authorization to modify a previous permit to allow 238 cubic yards of additional dredging in three areas to increase the size of mooring basins in the Northwest Branch of Tanners Creek in the City of Norfolk. Recommend an additional royalty in the amount of $107.10 for the additional dredging of 238 cubic yards at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard.
2B. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, 02-0481. Fisheries Management Division requests authorization to construct an artificial fishing reef constructed of environmentally compatible concrete construction materials, designed concrete habitat structures and environmentally prepared steel hulled vessels, maintaining a minimum clearance of 15 feet from mean low water, in the Chesapeake Bay approximately 3.3 nautical miles northwest of Milby's Point (Nandua Creek) in Accomack County. The reef is centered at 37( 40' 09" North Latitude, 76( 58' 03" West Longitude. The reef will be marked in accordance with all applicable U. S. Coast Guard requirements.
VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE KATHY LEONARD (757-247-2120) NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.
FISHERY AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION AT APPROXIMATELY 12:00 NOON AND WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE HABITAT PERMIT CASES.