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AGENDA February 23, 2016

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.

2. PERMITS (Projects over $500,000.00 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

3. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS.

4. CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR BRIEFING BY, COUNSEL.

5. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #12-0255 Requests authorization for an additional dredge material placement site along the northern shoreline of Port Isobel landward of the existing stone breakwaters for up to 15,000 cubic yards of dredged material, per dredge cycle, from the hydraulic maintenance dredging in the two federal project channels near Tangier Island in Accomack County. The project requires a dune/beach and subaqueous permit.

6. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, #15-1811 Requests authorization to install guy wires and temporary access matting in tidal wetlands for the replacement of two (2) H-frame towers associated with the replacement of existing 115kV transmission lines that cross Bailey Creek and the Western Branch Elizabeth River in Chesapeake. The project requires a wetlands and subaqueous permit.

7. PACK DEVELOPMENT CO., LLC, #15-0771 Requests authorization to mechanically maintenancedredge 3,161 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom on an annual dredge cycle to attain and maintain depths of minus six (-6) feet mean low water at the Marina at Smithfield Station located along the Pagan River at 415 South Church Street in Isle of Wight County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner

8. CHARLES PATRICK KELLAR AND DYLAN RYAN KELLAR, #2014-210 Applicants seek to lease approximately 90 acres of planting grounds within Mud Creek in Middlesex County. The application is protested by a nearby property owner.

9. GINA LEIGH THAYER, #2014-272 Applicant seeks to lease up to ten (10) acres of planting grounds within Aberdeen Creek in Gloucester County. The application is within waters currently classified as condemned for the direct market harvest of oysters.

10. PUBLIC COMMENTS

11. OFFENDERS

12. PUBLIC HEARING To make permanent emergency amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-620-10 et seq."Pertaining to Summer Flounder," to modify the landing dates, landing periods, possession limits and landing limits for summer flounder commercially harvested outside of Virginia waters.

13. PUBLIC HEARING Request to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-490-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Sharks," to modify commercial possession limits for Large Coastal Sharks and adjust the list of commercially permitted and prohibited sharks.

14. DISCUSSION Staff presentation to provide an update mainly on the recent workshop on Cownose Ray.

15. DISCUSSION Request approval of the 2016 Oyster Replenishment Plan and the associated procurement procedures.

16. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING To establish the commercial smoothound shark quota and filleting at sea provisions and other specifications established by the ASMFC.

PAGE 2 ITEMS

A. TOWN OF CHATHAM, #15-0262 Requests authorization to remove an existing water intake structure and to install a temporary 12-foot by 2-foot water intake structure, install a temporary cofferdam and flume stream bypass system, install a 32 linear foot and a 22 linear foot precast concrete streambank stabilization structure, install a permanent 90-inch long by 24 inch diameter water intake structure extending ten (10) feet channelward of ordinary high water, and dredge up to 125 cubic yards of material to maintain water flow around the temporary water intake structure and remove accumulated debris upstream of the existing dam along Cherrystone Creek near the Chatham Water Treatment Plant 1620 Cherrystone Lake Road in Pittsylvania County.

B. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #15-1561 Requests authorization to install 170 linear feet of new sheet-pile bulkhead a maximum of three (3) feet channelward of an existing bulkhead, backfill with tremie concrete and install a wooden fender pile system extending 143 feet along the proposed length of the bulkhead adjacent to D Avenue at U.S. Naval Base Norfolk.

C. NEWPORT NEWS DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING, #15-1674 Requests authorization to maintenance dredge 18,000 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom to maintain depths of minus nine (-9) feet mean low water in the access channel from the James River to the Huntington Park Marina at 9285 Warwick Boulevard in the City of Newport News. Staff recommends approval with standard dredging permit conditions and a time-of-year restriction from February 15 through June 15 of any year to protect anadromous fish.

FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.



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