4. CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH OR BRIEFING BY COUNSEL
5. WILLIAM P. BRYANT III, # 02-2393, requests authorization to construct a 4-foot by 200-foot open-pile private pier extension with a 3-foot wide catwalk to create one wetslip and to construct a 15-foot by 25-foot open-sided covered boathouse over the wetslip at the applicant's property situated along the Warwick River in the City of Newport News. The application is protested by an adjacent property owner.
6. ALFRED CENNAME, ET AL, #07-0993, requests authorization to construct a second private, noncommercial, open-pile pier extending 175 feet channelward of mean high water adjacent to his property situated along the Northwest Branch of the Severn River at 4145 Park Street in Gloucester County.
7. NORMAN CARLEY, #07-1354, requests authorization to remove an existing pier-head and extend a 6-foot wide pier 46 feet channelward to a total length of 280 feet channelward of mean low water with four (4) cluster pile dolphins located 25 feet channelward of the pier, construct 1061 square feet of open-pile pier-head decking, and to construct a 44-foot by 72-foot open-sided boathouse adjacent to his property situated along the Piankatank River at 1330 Ebenezar Church Road in Mathews County.
8. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC & POWER COMPANY, #07-1458, requests authorization to install an aerial 230 kV electrical transmission line from Bristers to Gainsville across 41 linear feet of Kettle Run and 65 linear feet of Broad run in Fauquier and Prince William Counties.
9. PUBLIC COMMENTS.
10. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulations 4VAC20-252,
"Pertaining to Striped Bass", to establish management measures for the 2007 Fall recreational fishery.
11. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulations 4VAC20-260,
4VAC20-650, and 4VAC20-720, to establish management measures for the 2007/08 oyster season.
12. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: General Permit for Temporary Protective Enclosures for Shellfish, Proposed Regulation 4VAC20-1130. Report of ad hoc Panel.
13. REGULATION 4VAC20-20, "Pertaining to the Licensing of Fixed Fishing Devices". Industry request suspension of the requirement to set and fish a net to maintain priority to the location the following year.
14. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendment to Regulation
4VAC20-910, "Pertaining to Scup", to adjust the commercial fishery possession limit for the Winter II period (November-December).
ITEMS (Projects over $50,000
objections and with staff recommendation for approval)
2A. CAMP PEARY, #07-1667, requests authorization to construct two floating docks, each measuring 10' wide by 15' long, with hinged access ramps in Skimino and Queens Creek to provide safe boating access for Camp Peary personnel.
2B. COURTLAND FARMS LOUDOUN LLC, #06-2468, requests authorization to install, by the directional drill method, 119 linear feet of 6-inch HDPE pipe encased in an 8-inch HDPE sleeve at least 10 feet beneath Little River as part of the Courtland Farms Forcemain project in Loudoun County. Staff recommends a royalty of $357.00 for the encroachment under 119 linear feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $3.00 per linear foot.
2C. TOWN OF STRASBURG, #07-1168, requests authorization to install a water intake structure temporarily impacting 3,070 square feet and permanently impacting 690 square feet of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River in Shenandoah County. Staff recommends a time of year restriction of April 15-June 15 and August 15-September 30 to avoid the mussel spawning season.
2D. FAIRFAX COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY, #07-1548, requests authorization to install three trail crossings above Accotink Creek measuring 10-feet by 69-feet, 10-feet by 99-feet, and 12-feet by 90-feet as part of the Accotink Stream Valley Trail in Fairfax County. Staff recommends a time of year restriction from February 15-June 30 to minimize potential impacts to anadromous fish.
2E. ROUTE 28 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS LLC, #07-1576, requests authorization to install 20 linear feet of fiber optic line and gas line a minimum of 5 feet beneath Horsepen Run and 20 linear feet of overhead power and telephone lines above Horsepen Run near the intersection of Frying Pan Road and Route 28 in Fairfax County. Staff recommends a royalty of $240.00 for the encroachment under and over 80 linear feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $3.00 per linear foot.
2F. TOWN OF MOUNT JACKSON, #06-2616, requests authorization to replace 300 linear feet of an existing overhead sewer line including all existing concrete piers in the North Fork of the Shenandoah River in Shenandoah County.
2G. EQUITY HOMES, L.L.C., #07-0825, requests authorization to replace portions of an existing 34-slip marina located within the natural limits of Branson Cove, with a 25-slip community pier facility extending approximately 90 feet channelward of mean low water. The proposed project will also include the installation of 118 linear feet of replacement timber bulkhead and the construction of a 6-foot wide community fishing pier extending 116 feet channelward of mean low water with a 16-foot by 24-foot L-head platform, all of which is proposed adjacent to their property situated along Branson Cove and Lower Machodoc Creek in Westmoreland County. Recommend a royalty in the amount of $14,568.00 for the bold outline encroachment of the community pier over 9,246 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $1.50 per square foot, the encroachment of the community fishing pier over 1,050 square feet of State-owned bottom at a rate of $0.30 per square foot, and the bulkhead's encroachment over 128 square feet of State-owned bottom at a rate of $3.00 per square foot.
3A. NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING, #03-0913, requests after-the-fact authorization to reactivate, extend, and modify their existing previously authorized permit to retain a 14-foot wide by 704-foot long 5-inch long electrical trench attached to the mechanical trench and one 44-foot wide by 336-foot long concrete pile standoff located on the side of Pier 3 adjacent to property situated along the James River in Newport News. The applicant has agreed to a civil charge in the amount of $1,200.
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.