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AGENDA JuLY 22, 2014

**APPROVAL OF AGENDA.  

1.  MINUTES of previous meeting.

2.  PERMITS (Projects over $500,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

3.  CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS.

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

5. WILLIE SKENES, JR., #14-0686, requests authorization to construct a replacement bulkhead adjacent to his property at 1157 Sunlight Drive situated along a manmade canal to the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake. The project requires a wetlands permit.

6. COTTAGE LINE CIVIC LEAGUE, #13-1899-D, NICKOLAS VANDERGRIFT, #13-1809-D, JUDITH SWYSTUN ET AL., #13-1808-D, CATHERINE McCOY, #13-1803-D, CATHERINE McCOY, #13-1804-D, THOMAS AND THELMA DRAKE, #13-1799-D. Commission review on appeal by 52 freeholders of the June 11, 2014, decision by the Norfolk Wetlands Board to approve the above-referenced applications in modified form with special conditions, to include excavating sand from the dune as proposed or to a minimum height of 14 feet, and relocating the excavated sand channelward of the existing dune face along the Ocean View shoreline adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay.

7. WHITE CLOUD NINE VENTURES L.P., #12-0164, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain the placement of 130 cubic yards of Class II riprap on State-owned subaqueous bottom and an 18-foot wide access road crossing with an open box culvert over 35 linear feet of the Little River at a parcel identified as MCPI#397-26-7021 near the confluence of the Little River and Hungry Run in Loudoun County. The project is protested. Continued from the July 23, 2013, Commission meeting.

8. EDMUND S. RUFFIN, JR. #14-0362, requests authorization to construct an 18-foot by 36-foot open-sided boathouse over an existing boatslip at a private, non-commercial open-pile pier adjacent to his property situated along the Ware River at 6740 Ware Neck Road in Gloucester County. The project is protested by an adjoining property owner. Continued from the May 27, 2014, Commission meeting.

9. GRANT ETHRIDGE, #14-0691, requests authorization to construct a 5-foot by 222-foot open-pile private use pier to include a 5-foot by 52-foot finger pier, a 5-foot by 12-foot jet-ski finger pier, and to construct a 17-foot by 39-foot open-sided boathouse roof adjacent to his property situated along the Nansemond River at 2603 Nansemond Drive South, in the City of Suffolk. The request is protested by the oyster ground leaseholder over which the pier will encroach.

10. PUBLIC COMMENT.

11. REPEAT OFFENDERS.

12. FAILURE TO REPORT: Cases involving failure to report commercial harvests, in accordance with Chapter 4VAC20-610-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting.”

13. POUND NET: Case involving protests of an application to the Commission to license a pound net at a new location, in accordance with Chapter 4VAC20-25-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Pound Net Siting Public Interest Review.”

14. PUBLIC HEARING: To amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-450-10 et seq., “Pertaining to the Taking of Bluefish,” to establish the Virginia 2014 commercial bluefish quota as 886,040 pounds. 

15. PUBLIC HEARING: To amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-1090-10 et seq. “Pertaining to Licensing Requirements and License Fees” to update the recreational license fees for the Combined Sportfishing License, the 5-day Combined Sportfishing Trip License, and the Tidal Boat Sport Fishing License.

16. 2014 – 2015 OYSTER FISHERY ISSUES: (1) Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-720-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest,” to establish the 2014-2015 public oyster harvest seasons; (2) Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-260-10 et seq., ”Pertaining to Designation of Seed and Clean Cull Areas,” to modify oyster culling procedures; (3) Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-1230-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Restrictions on Shellfish,” to require Shellfish Harvest Safety Certification of all shellfish harvesters by 2015; and (4) proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-610-10 et seq. “Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting”, to require each individual harvester to report his harvest of public oysters separately. 

17. DISCUSSION: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-950-10 et seq. “Pertaining to Black Sea Bass” to extend the overall 2014 recreational season by three days in September, pending a final decision by the ASMFC.

18. DISCUSSION: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-751-10 et seq. “Pertaining to the Setting and Mesh Size of Gill Nets” to limit the amount of gill nets, set by any individual harvester, east and north of Chincoteague Inlet.


PAGE 2 ITEMS (Projects over $500,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

2A. CITY OF ALEXANDRIA and ARLINGTON COUNTY, #14-0724, request authorization to conduct a stream restoration project including the use of rock j-hooks, fill and excavation, relocation of the non-tidal stream channel, temporary cofferdams, and the creation of two (2) acres of tidal wetlands along an approximately one-mile stretch of Four Mile Run between Mount Vernon Avenue and Route 1 in Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. All instream construction will adhere to a time-of-year restriction for anadromous fish from February 15 - June 30, as well as standard conditions for erosion and sediment control and instream construction.

2B. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #14-0509,
requests authorization to replace the fender system at 52 locations along the north and south sides of piers 9 and 10 situated along Hampton Roads at Naval Station Norfolk. Each fender module will consist of five (5) pre-stressed concrete piles faced with low-friction panels and an 8-foot by 14-foot foam filled fender.



PAGE 3 ITEMS

None.

 

VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE JANE MCCROSKEY (757-247-2215) 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.

 

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