** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.
1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no
objections and with staff recommendation for approval.)
3. CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH OR BRIEFING BY COUNSEL.
4. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, COLONIAL VIRGINIA COUNCIL, #05-2049, requests authorization to construct a 6-foot by 930-foot floating pier addition with six (6) wetslips to replace and extend an existing open-pile pier to a total length of 1,133 feet channelward of mean high water adjacent to their facility situated along McKans Bay on the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County. Continued from December meeting.
5. M. SCOTT NIBLO, #05-2305. Commission review of the Norfolk Wetland Board's December 14, 2005, decision to approve a permit to install a riprap revetment within jurisdictional wetlands on his property situated along the Lafayette River in Norfolk.
6. RONALD W. BOONE, #04-2187, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a second story 20-foot by 30-foot office, and authorization to increase the size of the previously authorized gazebo to 15-foot by 15-foot and the two (2) previously authorized shelters to 30-foot by 15-foot, all on the Ocean View Fishing Pier adjacent to property situated along the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk.
7. TANNER'S LANDING ASSOCIATES, LLC, #05-0480, requests authorization to install a 363-foot long by 8-foot wide open-pile community pier with 10 slips, six (6) with uncovered lifts, and associated finger piers, and to dredge, using mechanical dredging, 825 cubic yards of State-owned submerged lands to achieve maximum depths of minus five (-5) feet below mean low water within a 130-foot by 210-foot basin, to serve a 27-unit condominium complex located adjacent to the Granby Street Bridge situated along the Lafayette River in Norfolk. The agent is objecting to the assessment of a royalty.
8. WATERS EDGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, #04-0854, requests authorization to construct a 200-foot long by 6-foot wide open-pile community pier adjacent to property situated along the Southwest Branch of Back River in Hampton. The project is protested by two nearby oyster ground leaseholders.
9. PAUL EVANS, JR., #05-1411, requests authorization to construct a 37-foot long by 17-foot wide private, non-commercial, open-sided boathouse with associated 4-foot wide finger piers at a previously authorized private pier adjacent to property situated along the Western Branch of Wormley Creek in York County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.
10. RON HALL, #05-2244, requests authorization to install two (2) offshore breakwaters, 75 feet and 55 feet in length, spaced 55 feet apart, and extending an average of 60 feet channelward of mean low water, and place approximately 1,800 cubic yards of beach-quality nourishment behind the structures at his property situated along his shoreline on the Rappahannock River near Mosquito Point in Lancaster County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.
11. FAIRFAX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, #02-2187, requests after-the-fact authorization to modify a previously issued permit, to retain approximately 50 linear feet of riprap stream bank stabilization along Pohick Creek, associated with the Pohick Trunk Sewerline Improvements project in Fairfax County.
12. ANDREW G. BURY, #01-2196, requests authorization to modify an existing permit to allow the construction of a 24-foot by 40-foot enclosed boathouse at the channelward end of a 128-foot private pier in lieu of at the channelward end of a 95-foot pier adjacent to his property situated along Urbanna Creek near Oakes Landing in Middlesex County.
13. PUBLIC COMMENTS
14. PUBLIC HEARING: Request to make emergency provisions for 2006 commercial black sea bass harvest quotas permanent parts of Regulation 4 VAC 20-950-10 et seq.
15. PUBLIC HEARING: Request to make an emergency provision of regulation 4 VAC 20-20-100 et seq. that exempts pound net fishermen from the priority rights requirements necessary for license renewal in 2006.
16. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of proposals to open areas to oyster harvest in the James River Seed Area and in lower Rappahannock River.
17. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of a proposal to establish a limited by-catch of American shad for the 2006 season.
18. BONNIE-LEIGH JONES: Request Commission review of the licensing and compliance with special conditions of Mr. Ernest L. George's pound net at Windmill Point.
19. VIRGINIA SEAFOOD COUNCIL: Request for public hearing and review of their proposal to continue aquaculature experiments with the non-native oyster, Crassostrea ariakensis.
20. Update on status of the 2005 flounder fishery and proposed regulations for the 2006 recreational flounder fishery.
21. Report on status of the federal waters (EEZ, 3-200 mile ocean waters) closure for striped bass harvest.
22. AMERICAN SHAD RESTORATION: Approval of procurement procedures and public notice for the 2006 program.
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 (757-247-2200) NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.
FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.