1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.
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. PACK FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, #04-2454, requests authorization to modify a previously issued permit (#04-0983) to increase the proposed dredging of State-owned subaqueous bottomland from 3,200 cubic yards to 7,500 cubic yards and to reconfigure previously authorized slips within the same footprint at the existing Smithfield Station Marina facility along the Pagan River in the Town of Smithfield in Isle of Wight County. The project is protested by an adjoining property owner.
5. RANDOLPH H. PACK, #05-1180, requests authorization to dredge up to 1,500 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottomland; after-the-fact approval to retain previously unauthorized marina slips and finger piers; reconfigure previously authorized marina slips; and after-the-fact authorization to retain a larger than previously permitted "lighthouse" building (#87-1941) along with approval of a change in use of the structure from the previously authorized use as a dockmaster office; restrooms/showers; and marina store/raw bar, to use as lodging and a conference/meeting room, at the existing Smithfield Station Marina/Hotel/Restaurant facility, along the Pagan River, in the Town of Smithfield in Isle of Wight County. The project is protested by an adjoining property owner.
6. DERRICK RIDLEY, #05-0981, requests authorization to install 330 linear feet of riprap on property situated along Hampton Roads in Hampton. A primary coastal sand dunes and beaches permit is required.
7. FERNAND BARUCH, JR., #05-1046, requests authorization to construct four (4) riprap breakwaters and place up to 3,500 cubic yards of sandy material landward of the breakwaters as beach nourishment and to construct a second open-pile pier extending 120 feet channelward of mean high water adjacent to his property situated along Meachim Creek and the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County. The project is protested by several property owners along Meachim Creek.
NEWTON, #04-2418, requests authorization to construct a 33-foot
long by 17-foot wide (561 square feet) private, non-commercial,
open-sided timber boathouse adjacent to his property situated along
Lodge Creek in Northumberland County. The project is protested by
an adjacent property owner.
9. WAYNE HARBIN, #05-0603, requests authorization to construct a 360-foot long by 6-foot wide private, non-commercial, open-pile pier with a 16' by 18' L-head and a 16' by 10' floating dock adjacent to property situated along Back Creek in York County.
10. KEITH A. FARRISH, #04-2026, requests authorization to construct a 25-foot wide by 28-foot long, open-sided boathouse to cover a boat lift, two jet ski lifts, and an 11-foot wide by 16-foot long L-head platform, adjacent to his property situated along Monroe Bay in Westmoreland County.
11. MARK WORRALL, #04-2186, requests authorization to construct a 30-foot by 14-foot open-sided boathouse adjacent to a previously authorized pier located adjacent to his property situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.
12. COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON, ET AL, #05-0492, requests authorization for the one-time placement of up to 75,000 cubic yards of hydraulically dredged beach quality sandy material arising from creation of the proposed Nassawadox Creek Federal Navigation Channel in an unconfined overboard 68-acre site in the Chesapeake Bay, northwest of the mouth of Nassawadox Creek. The project is protested by nearby property owners.
13. VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE, requests authorization to set-aside 507.90 acres of unassigned state bottom in Hog Island Bay, southeast of High Shoal Marsh in Northampton County for five years. The area will be used for seagrass restoration.
14. DISCUSSION: Royalty issue.
15. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
16. PUBLIC HEARING: Emergency Regulation extending the clam harvest season in the Hampton Roads Shellfish Area through September 14, 2005, as a permanent part of 4 VAC 20-566-10 Et Seq.
17. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-252-10 Et Seq. "Pertaining to Striped Bass." a) Modification of the recreational striped bass regulations for the fall 2005 Chesapeake Area fishery. b) Change the commercial striped bass tagging program to require the use of two separate tags, based on striped bass size intervals, for the Chesapeake Area and Coastal Area. c) Add requirements to improve compliance with the commercial striped bass tagging program. d) Repeal the January 1 through March 25 prohibitions on the use of gill nets with a stretched mesh size between 33/4 inches and 6 inches in the western tributaries, from the James River to the Rappahannock River. e) Establish a 7-inch maximum mesh size for all gill nets used in the Chesapeake Area striped bass fishery and a maximum mesh size for gill nets used in the Coastal Area striped bass fishery.
18. ANNUAL REVIEW of haul seine, propeller scarring, of SAV beds and status of Chincoteague Bay SAV sanctuary, Dr. Bob Orth, VIMS.
19. VIRGINIA SEAFOOD COUNCIL: Request for additional testing of ariakensis oysters in on-bottom deployments.
20. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS: Review of the Army Corps of Engineers Lynnhaven Decision document to establish Lynnhaven River as the next priority site for native oyster restoration.
21. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS: 1) Amendments to Regulation 310 to exempt shellfish seed stock from certain condemned shellfish relay provisions and 2)Amendments to Regulation 720 establishing the 2005/2006 oyster harvest seasons.
22. FAILURE TO REPORT COMMERCIAL HARVESTS: Consideration of individual cases.
23. RECOMMENDATIONS: Recommendations of the Commercial Fishing Advisory Board.
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 MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.