14. PUBLIC HEARING: Concerning limited entry in the gill net fishery, as authorized by Section 28.2-204.1 of the Code of Virginia, based on previous licensing history or participation criteria, as documented by VMRC mandatory harvest records.
15. PUBLIC HEARING: Concerning establishment of a spiny dogfish limited entry permit, described in draft Chapter 4VAC20-490-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Sharks" and based on VMRC mandatory harvest records, as authorized by Section 28.2-204.1 of the Code of Virginia.
16. PUBLIC HEARING: Concerning options to incorporate the black sea bass commercial hardship quota as part of the directed fishery quota, as described in Draft Chapter 4VAC20-950-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Black Sea Bass."
17. REQUEST FOR A NOVEMBER PUBLIC HEARING: Concerning the establishment of the 2009 Chesapeake recreational and commercial striped bass quotas and modification of the penalties associated with overages of individual striped bass commercial harvest quotas, as described in 4 VAC 20-252-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass."
ITEMS (Projects over $50,000
objections and with staff recommendation for approval).
2A. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #04-1327, requests authorization to reactivate and extend the overboard placement in an unconfined manner of up to 65,000 cubic yards of dredged material, per dredge cycle, from the hydraulic maintenance dredging of two Federal Project Channels near Tangier Island in Accomack County. The material will be deposited along the western shore of the island, south of the existing seawall. All other terms and conditions of the permit will remain in effect.
2B. SHORE LAND INVESTMENTS, LLC, #09-0272, requests authorization to construct a 413-foot long wooden jetty situated adjacent to their boat basin along Chincoteague Bay in the Corbin Hall subdivision near Horntown, Accomack County. Staff recommends the assessment of a royalty in the amount of $813.00 for the encroachment of 1,626 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.50 per cubic yard.
2C. CITY OF HAMPTON, #09 1321, requests authorization to maintenance dredge approximately 6,000 cubic yards of material from the Salt Ponds inlet and inner channel to a maximum depth of minus seven ( 7) feet below mean low water in Hampton. All dredged material will be taken to Craney Island for disposal.
2D. CITY OF NORFOLK, #08-0149, requests authorization to install three (3) 250-foot long, riprap, low-water sills along the west side of Haven Creek (East Haven) between New York and Massachusetts Avenues in the City of Norfolk, as part of a tidal wetland creation/enhancement project.
2E. MARINE HYDRAULICS INTERNATIONAL, INC., #09-0343, requests authorization to maintenance dredge, on an as-needed basis, up to 108,000 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous material, per dredge cycle, to maintain maximum depths of -38 feet at mean lower low water (-38.14 at mean low water), within an approximately 450-foot wide by 1,396-foot long basin, adjacent to their property situated along the Elizabeth River near Lambert's Point in the City of Norfolk. Staff recommends inclusion of the standard dredging conditions.
2F. ALLEGHANY COUNTY, #09-0709, requests authorization to install a two-inch waterline within an eight-inch casing and a 20-inch diameter sanitary sewer force main, both crossing beneath approximately 200 linear feet of the Jackson River between the proposed Iron Gate Pump Station and the County's Waste Water Treatment Plant; to install a 20-inch diameter sanitary sewer force main attached to the existing U.S. Route 220 Bridge crossing over approximately 200 linear feet of the Jackson River; to install a 10-inch diameter sanitary sewer force main crossing beneath approximately 53 linear feet of Wilson Creek immediately northeast of the existing Cliftondale Park Pump Station; to install a 10-inch diameter sanitary sewer force main crossing beneath approximately 40 linear feet of Sharvers Run immediately downstream of Route 632; and to install two (2) riprap outfall splash aprons for effluent and stormwater discharges, 25 and 20 feet wide respectively, extending into the Jackson River approximately 40 linear feet channelward of ordinary high water, adjacent to the Lower Jackson River Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Allegheny County. Staff recommends inclusion of our standard in-stream conditions and a requirement to coordinate with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries regarding potential impacts to freshwater mussel species.
2G. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #09-1153, request authorization to install approximately 3,000 cubic yards of non-magnetic gravel, over a magnetic sensor array and adjacent cable path located within the Entrance Reach Channel of the Norfolk Harbor Channel, approximately nine-tenths of a mile southwest of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, and to install approximately 2,180 linear feet of 8-foot wide articulated concrete matting over cables running from the sensor array to an existing data concentrator shed located approximately four-tenths of a mile southeast of the sensor array, situated along Hampton Roads to the north of Naval Station Norfolk in the City of Norfolk.
2H. EAST COAST TRANSPORT, INC., #01-1282, requests reactivation and a final two-year extension of a previous permit authorizing the excavation of 1,225 cubic yards of State-owned submerged lands to enable them to complete the construction of the second of two 26 foot-long by 14.5 foot wide, raw water intake vault structures and the replacement of 40 cubic feet of armor stone, at a location approximately 4,500 feet east (downstream) of the Route 15 bridge crossing of the James River in Buckingham County.
There will be no additional withdrawal above the permitted 18.1 mgd previously authorized and, the Permittee agrees to abide by all of the permit conditions set forth in the original permit document.
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3A. TOWN OF ROCKY MOUNT, #09 1157, requests after the fact authorization to retain 33 cubic yards of riprap placed behind dam, and the installation of put in and take out portage ramps extending 4 foot channelward of ordinary high water, two (2) approximately 4 foot by 15 foot riprap jetties and two (2) floating warning markers adjacent to County property situated on the Blackwater River in Franklin County.
3B. MR. AND MRS. ROBERT MAIMBOURG, #08 0465, request after the fact authorization to retain 89 linear feet of riprap revetment, the toe of which extends a maximum of six (6) feet channelward of mean low water, adjacent to their property situated along Aquia Creek in Stafford County.
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.