1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and
with staff recommendation for approval).
3. CONSENT ORDERS (Commission approval of consent agreements).
4. DELTAVILLE MARINA, #96-1193, requests authorization
to repair and replace 400 feet of timber bulkhead, remove existing
boathouses to create open slips, relocate an existing travel lift,
dredge a total of 1,369 cubic yards of subaqueous material, and
construct a new 290-foot pier to create 27 new open slips at the
Deltaville Marina situated along Jackson Creek in Middlesex County.
The project is protested by three nearby property owners.
5. CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS, #96-1304, requests authorization
to replace an existing box culvert and bridge with a pre-cast
concrete slab bridge approximately 50 feet wide by 66 feet long
with a total of 162 feet of riprap revetment at the existing 25th
Street crossing over Salters Creek. The project is protested by
an adjacent property owner.
6. DISCUSSION: Request by watermen to change the oyster
quotas for the James River.
7. DISCUSSION: Request by DeMaria Seafood to extend private
ground relay season for Area 34, Warwick River.
8. DISCUSSION: Petition submitted by John W. Ridley to
create a cooperative program and limited oyster fishery for traditional
9. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of Amendments to Regulation
4 VAC 20-500-10, et. seq., pertaining to eels and a request of
Mr. Willy Bokelaar for a permit to harvest elvers for aquaculture.
10. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation
4 VAC 20-620-10 et. seq., pertaining to summer flounder.
11. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation
4 VAC 20-880-10 et. seq., pertaining to limits on the sale of
12. CONSIDERATION of violations of Regulation 4
VAC 20-610-10 et. seq., pertaining to mandatory reporting of commercial
13. REQUEST for exceptions to the striped bass limited
14. REQUEST by Mark Sterling to appear in reference
to his November 1996 revocation as a repeat offender.
15. REPEAT OFFENDERS
VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES;
THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE
TO DISABILITIES, PLEASE ADVISE LAVERNE LEWIS AT (757) 247-2261,
NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY
THE COMMISSION MEETING AND ALL ASSOCIATED PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL
BE HELD AT THE COMMISSION AT 2600 WASHINGTON AVENUE, NEWPORT NEWS,
FISHERY AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION AT
APPROXIMATELY 12:00 NOON AND WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH THE REMAINDER
OF THE HABITAT PERMIT CASES.
2A. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #95-0645, requests authorization
to place 40,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Parkers
Creek Federal Project Channel in the surf zone on the oceanside
of Metomkin Island in Accomack County.
2B. PLANTATION PIPE LINE COMPANY, #96-0841, requests authorization
to install by directional drill method, an 830-foot submerged
utility crossing of Powells Creek, a tributary of the Potomac
River in Prince William County. Recommend a royalty assessment
in the amount of $830.00 for the encroachment under 830 linear
feet of State-owned submerged lands at a rate of $1.00 per linear
2C. U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #90-0474, requests authorization
to nourish approximately five miles of Sandbridge Beach in Virginia
Beach by placing approximately 1,500,000 cubic yards of beach
quality sand obtained from a borrow source located outside of
Virginia's Territorial Sea.
3A. CHESAPEAKE PAPER PRODUCTS CO., #96-0671, requests after-the-fact
authorization to retain a 24-foot long by 15-foot wide covered
boatlift constructed adjacent to their pulp and paper mill situated
along the Pamunkey River in West Point. The applicant has agreed
to a $500 civil charge in lieu of further enforcement action.