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AGENDA OCTOBER 28, 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. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #13-1563, requests authorization to place approximately 27,000 cubic yards of sandy dredge material from the maintenance dredging of the Starling Creek Federal Navigation Channel along approximately 2,100 feet of shoreline, install an 879-foot long stone revetment centering on the existing dredge placement site and replace the four stormwater outfall pipes adjacent to the placement site on Saxis Island in Accomack County. Subaqueous and Coastal Primary Sand Dunes/Beach permits are required.

6. DENNIS KOCH, #14-0834, BARBARA MERCER, #14-0833, JACK LUNDY, #14-1064, JAMES SPEEGLE, #14-1231, ANN WALLACE, #14-1061, DAVID ROGERS, #14-1065, DOROTHY WHITE, #14-1062, SANDRA VON SHILLING, #14-1063, HORACE PRATT, #14-1232. Each applicant requests authorization to install a manmade dune system consisting of geotextile bags filled with sand, overtopped with sand and natural vegetation, upon their property located along the Chesapeake Bay at North 1st Street in the City of Hampton. Each project requires a Coastal Primary Sand Dune/Beach permit.

7. GREGORY BREZINSKI, #14-1077, requests authorization to construct a single family dwelling along the Chesapeake Bay at 826 North 1st Street in the City of Hampton. The project requires a Coastal Primary Sand Dune/Beach permit.

8. VERIZON, #13-1275, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a fiber optic cable installed across the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River adjacent to the Gilmerton Bridge in Chesapeake. The project requires a wetlands and a subaqueous permit.

9. SAVAGE NECK VA LLC, et al, #13-1843, requests authorization to install five (5) 180-foot long offshore breakwaters with beach nourishment situated adjacent to their properties along the Chesapeake Bay (south of Smith Beach and north of Sand Hills) in the Savage Neck area of Northampton County. The project is protested by a nearby property owner.

10. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING to set aside unassigned State bottom not to be leased in Cobb Bay adjacent to and south of Public Ground #13, and in South Bay adjacent to and east of Public Ground #30, in Northampton County. The areas are identified as suitable for Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) growth and restoration.

11. PUBLIC COMMENT:

12. REPEAT OFFENDERS:

13. UNLAWFUL TAKING OF OYSTERS OFFENDERS:

14. FAILURE TO REPORT: Cases involving failure to report commercial harvests, in accordance with Chapter 4 VAC 20-610-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting."

15. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-910-10 et seq. "Pertaining to Scup (Porgy)," to increase the possession limit for scup, during the Winter II Period (November 1 through December 31), from 8,000 pounds to 18,000 pounds.

16. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-1090-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Licensing Requirements and License Fees," to increase saltwater recreational license fees to ensure continuation of core recreational programs.

17. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-252-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass" to comply with Addendum IV to Amendment 6 to the Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan.

18. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-500-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Catching of Eels" to comply with the Interstate Fishery Management Plan requirements for American eel.

19. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-900-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Horseshoe Crabs" to establish the 2015 Virginia commercial landings quota.

20. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-280-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Speckled Trout and Red Drum" to amend the daily bycatch landing limit for speckled trout.

21. RECOMMENDATIONS: From the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board, on funding an artificial reef project from the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund.

22. REQUEST: For emergency amendments to modify summer flounder management measures, as described in 4 VAC 20-620-10 et seq.

23. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4VAC 20-1270-10 et seq. "Pertaining to Atlantic Menhaden" to modify the reference years for the total allowable landings.

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2A. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #14-1075, requests authorization to hydraulically nourish sections of the Fort Story shoreline (4,170 total linear feet of shoreline) situated along the Chesapeake Bay within the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach. Approximately 850,000 cubic yards of sand dredged from federal navigation channels will be placed along the shoreline, and an existing 48-inch cast iron stormwater outfall pipe will be extended by 160 feet out into the Bay.

2B. U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #14-0171, requests authorization to place per dredge cycle up to 100,000 cubic yards of sandy dredge material along the shoreline at the Cape Charles Town Beach. The dredge material is from the maintenance dredging of the Cape Charles Federal Navigation Channel.

2C. SHIRLEY CONTRACTING COMPANY, INC., #14-1197, requests authorization to construct twin clearspan bridges, each measuring 42 feet in width, across approximately 158 linear feet of Broad Run to facilitate construction of the Gloucester Parkway Extension (SR 2150) in Loudoun County. Permittee shall execute a transfer of this permit to the Virginia Department of Transportation upon their acceptance of the structure(s) authorized herein.

2D. HANOVER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, #14-1353, requests authorization to cross Stony Run in four locations with a 24-inch diameter gravity sewer line, encased in concrete and trenched in approximately two feet below the natural stream bed in association with Phase 6 of the Stony Run Sewer Interceptor project from Cobbs Road to the Town of Ashland. Recommend approval with standard in-stream work conditions, including all work to be conducted in the dry within cofferdams constructed of non-erodible material and complete removal of all construction related material and restoration of the streambed and banks to their natural, pre-constriction condition upon completion of the project.

2E. COLONNA'S SHIPYARD, #09-0073, requests authorization to maintenance dredge 13,200 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous material using either mechanical or hydraulic methods to establish and maintain, on an as-needed basis, maximum depths of -27 feet at mean low water, adjacent to Pier 8 at the West Yard facility situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk. Dredged material will be disposed of in the Craney Island Rehandling Basin if dredged mechanically, or hydraulically pumped directly into the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area.

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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