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COMMISSION AGENDA April 22, 1997

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.

2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

3. INTERNATIONAL SEAFOOD, INC., #97-0133. Commission review on appeal of the March 12, 1997 decision by the Gloucester Wetlands Board to approve in modified form an application to construct a 80-foot by 20-foot commercial seafood offloading pier with a 61-foot by 20-foot covered L-head, 120 feet of timber bulkhead and 100 feet of riprap revetment at their facility situated along Sarah Creek in Gloucester County.

4. TIDES BOAT WORKS, L. L. P., #97-0072. Commission review on appeal by 41 freeholders of property in Lancaster County of the March 10, 1997, decision by the Lancaster County Wetlands Board to approve shoreline improvements at commercial property at the confluence of Carter Creek and Carter Cove in Weems.

5. ERNEST C. WALTON, #97-0131, requests authorization to construct 101 linear feet of bulkhead and a 30-foot long low-profile timber groin at his property situated along the York River in King and Queen County. Wetland and Subaqueous permits are required. Tabled from the March 25, 1997, meeting.

6. CLAUS H. RODE, #96-1088, requests authorization to construct a 106-foot long pier adjacent to his property located at the mouth of Wormley Creek in York County. The pier extends beyond the established navigation line.

7. JERRY S. RAWLS, #97-0287, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 19-foot wide by 28-foot long enclosed roofed structure on the end of his existing private, non-commercial pier adjacent to his property situated along the Nansemond River in the City of Suffolk.

8. JOHN C. READ. RESTORATION HEARING. Commission review of a violation (Notice to Comply #96-04) and the extent of restoration required for the unauthorized expansion of an existing commercial pier situated along the James River in Isle of Wight County.

9. CONSIDERATION of protested and competing oyster planting ground applications in Old Plantation Creek, #95-073, #95-074, and #96-017.

10. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of Amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-240-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to Tangier Island Crab Scrape Sanctuary."

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11. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of adoption of Regulation 4 VAC 20-960-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to Tautog."

12. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-490-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to Sharks."

13. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-890-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to Channeled Whelk."

14. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-560-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to the York River, Poquoson River and Back River Shellfish Management Areas and the James River Broodstock Management Areas."

15. RECOMMENDATIONS of the Commercial Fishing Advisory Board.

16. APPEALS of crab pot/peeler pot license denials.

17. DISCUSSION: Consideration of a proposal by the Coastal Conservation Association of Virginia to establish a 6-fish possession limit on the harvest of spadefish by commercial hook-and-line and all recreational gear.

18. DISCUSSION: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-700-20, "Cull Ring Requirements"; Regulation 4 VAC 20-270-40, "Season Limits"; and Regulation 4 VAC 20-370-20, "Culling Requirements," to improve enforcement of certain provisions.

19. REQUEST for advertisement of a regulation to designate shore-side locations for offloading condemned shellfish.

20. DISCUSSION: Proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC-20-70, et., seq., "Pertaining to the Harvesting of Clams."

VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE LAVERNE LEWIS (757) 247-2261 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.


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2A. TARMAC AMERICA, INC., #97-0044, requests authorization to install six (6) 12-pile commercial mooring dolphins adjacent to their facility on Mulberry Street situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk. Recommend a royalty in the amount of $48.00 for the encroachment of the dolphins over 96 square feet of subaqueous land at a rate of $0.50 per square foot.

2B. CITY OF CHESAPEAKE, #97-0130, requests authorization to widen a segment of Cedar Road over Bells Mill Creek by replacing the existing bridge, laying three utility lines and removing the existing culvert.

2C. MARINE HYDRAULICS, INC., #97-0190, requests authorization to mechanically dredge their existing berthing facilities adjacent to the facility situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk. Dredging will deepen their berths from an elevation of -26 feet to -30 feet at mean low water. All dredged material will be transported to Craney Island for disposal. Recommend a royalty in the amount of $8,100.00 for the dredging of 27,000 cubic yards of subaqueous land at a rate of $0.30 per cubic yard.

2D. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #97-0214. Request by the Conservation and Replenishment Division to construct a 700-foot long intertidal oyster reef consisting of clean oyster shells with a base width of 60 feet between Bluff Point and Warehouse Point in Pungoteague Creek in Accomack County.

2E. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #97-0077. Request by the Conservation and Replenishment Division to construct a 700-foot long intertidal oyster reef consisting of clean oyster shells with a base width of 60 feet on Public Ground No. 87 northeast of Island Bar in the Coan River in Northumberland County.

2F. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #97-0187. Request by the Conservation and Replenishment Division to construct a 500-foot long intertidal oyster reef consisting of clean oyster shells with a base width of 60 feet on Public Ground No. 101 between Cherry Point Neck and Mundy Point in the South Yeocomico River in Northumberland County.

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2G. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #97-0078. Request by the Conservation and Replenishment Division to construct a 500-foot long intertidal oyster reef consisting of clean oyster shells with a base width of 60 feet to serve as an oyster broodstock sanctuary in Lynnhaven Bay in Virginia Beach.

2H. BARNEY MCLAUGHLIN, #93-1223, requests authorization to reactivate and extend a permit to construct 70 feet of timber bulkhead, a 12-foot by 36-foot concrete boatramp, a 20-foot by 40-foot boathouse and an associated private pier adjacent to his property situated along the Appomattox River in Chesterfield County.

2I. DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES, #97-0240, requests authorization to construct a raw water intake structure and cross 175 linear feet of submerged land with a 24-inch pipeline to provide water for the Department=s fish hatchery located along the Roanoke River in the Town of Brookneal. Recommend approval with our standard in stream construction conditions.

2J. RIVERMONT DEVELOPMENT, #96-0791, requests authorization to install a road crossing involving the installation of 12 precast, bottomless box culverts within Johnson Creek adjacent to the applicants property in Chesterfield County. Recommend a royalty in the amount of $702.00 for encroachment/fill over approximately 2,340 square feet of State-owned subaqueous land at a rate of $0.30 square foot.

2K. HENRICO COUNTY, #96-0811, requests authorization to modify an existing permit to include 25 linear feet of high pressure gas main to be installed by directional bore under White Oak Swamp. All activities to be confined to the existing limits of construction.

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