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AGENDA NOVEMBER 27, 2007

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.    

2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

3. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS.

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

5. MR. & MRS. JOEL HEFLEY, #07-1473. Commission review on appeal by the applicants, of the October 9, 2007, decision by the Northumberland County Wetlands Board to deny their application to install and backfill 199 feet of timber bulkheading impacting 752 square feet of vegetated and nonvegetated wetlands at their property situated along Glebe Creek.

6. ALAN CRAWFORD, #07-1697. Commission review of the Hampton Wetland Board's October 23, 2007, decision to approve the construction of 75 linear feet of replacement bulkheading, and require compensation for only 225 square feet of vegetated wetland impacts, instead of the 477 square feet of impacts listed in the assessment provided by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science adjacent to property situated along Newmarket Creek in Hampton.

7. CHASE PROPERTIES, INC., #07-1622, is requesting authorization to construct a ten-slip community pier to serve a new residential subdivision, that will extend up to 90 feet channelward of mean low water into Dymer Creek in Lancaster County. The project is protested by several nearby property owners.

8. SHORE LAND INVESTMENTS, LLC (Willie A. Davis III, Manager, and Newman Thomas Scott Jr.), Notice of Violation #07-25. Hearing concerning violations of Chapter 12, Subtitle III of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia, more specifically, the unauthorized dredging and filling of two small unnamed tidal creeks tributaries of Underhill Creek adjacent to the "Port Scarburgh" subdivision in Accomack County.

9. PUBLIC COMMENTS

10. PUBLIC HEARING:   Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-960, "Pertaining to Tautog", to reduce harvest during the 2008 fishing season by 25.6 percent.

11. PUBLIC HEARING:   Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-1040, Pertaining to Crabbing Licenses", to extend the moratorium on the sale of additional licenses.

12. PUBLIC HEARING:   Proposed amendments to Regulations 4VAC20-610 and 4VAC20-1090, to establish product owner and harvester permits, require reporting aquaculture harvests, and to adjust the permit fees.

13. PUBLIC HEARING:   To establish Regulation 4VAC20-1130, "General Permit for Temporary Protective Enclosures for Shellfish."

14. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE RECREATIONAL FISHING ADVISORY BOARD

15. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING:   (Black Drum) To consider amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-320-50, to allow for the use of small mesh gill nets in the Special Management Area.

16. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING:   (Striped Bass) To consider amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-252, to establish the 2008 harvest quotas and to adjust requirements and penalties for the possession and tagging of commercially harvested striped bass.

17. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING:   (Summer Flounder) To consider amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-620, to eliminate the directed offshore commercial fishery during the second quarter and add the second quarter quota to the first quarter.

18. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING:   (Conch) To consider amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-150, to update the description of certain boundary lines.

PAGE 2 ITEMS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval)

2A. FAIRFAX COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY, #07-1185, requests authorization to construct a 11-foot by 32-foot bridge above Cub Run behind the Cub Run Recreation Center as part of the Cub Run Pedestrian Trail in Fairfax County.

2B. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ET AL, #06-2751, requests authorization to dredge a portion of the Thimble Shoals Federal Navigational Channel, located in the Chesapeake Bay just east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, to a maximum depth of -68 feet mean low water to provide beach quality sand for future beach nourishment associated with the Virginia Beach Hurricane Protection Project. Approximately one million cubic yards of sand will be removed by hopper dredge and then placed along the oceanfront between Rudee Inlet and 89th Street in Virginia Beach.

PAGE 3 ITEMS

3A. CENTEX HOMES, #07-1926, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain 132 linear feet of utility lines installed approximately 4 feet below Sycolin Creek in the Rokeby Hamlets subdivision in Loudoun County. The three-inch and four-inch waterlines were installed by the open trench method utilizing a temporary diversion channel. After installation the streambed was returned to its original grade and conditions. The applicant has agreed to a civil charge in the amount of $6,276.00, including triple permit fees.

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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