AGENDA April 23, 2019
APPROVAL OF AGENDA.
MINUTES of previous meeting.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $500,000.00 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS.
CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR BRIEFING BY, COUNSEL.
5. LICENSE STATUS REVIEW
6. DAVID L. STEARNS, #19-0188
Commission review on appeal by 38 freeholders of the March 13, 2019, decision of the Norfolk Wetlands Board to approve the construction of 97 linear feet of replacement bulkhead within the same footprint, and to plant 375 square feet of non-vegetated wetlands on sand fill behind 42 linear feet of coir log, along the Lafayette River at 107 West Severn Road in the City of Norfolk.
7. GRAYLEND HORN, #18-1656
Requests authorization to construct two (2) 210-foot long by 19-foot wide (base width) quarry stone breakwaters, two (2) 45-foot long by 16-foot wide (base width) quarry stone spurs, and associated clean sand beach nourishment and wetland plantings to create a living shoreline along 600 feet of shoreline on the Rappahannock River off Pop Castle Road near the Town of White Stone in Lancaster County. The applicant has asked for consideration of mitigation alternatives for compensation of SAV impacts.
8. ERNIE STYRON, #18-1076
Requests after-the-fact authorization to retain an existing 17-foot by 10.5-foot enclosed storage structure on an existing private pier along Sterns Creek at 2324 Sterling Point Drive in the City of Portsmouth.
9. DAVID HOLLAND, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2015-173
Requests authorization to lease approximately ten (10) acres within Chisman Creek in York County. The application is protested by a resident who lives along Chisman Creek.
10. JAMES WITHROW, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2016-203
Requests authorization to lease approximately 104 acres within Chisman Creek in York County. The application is protested by numerous residents in the immediate area. The application request also includes a considerable area that is currently classified as restricted for the direct market harvest of shellfish.
11. BECKY Q. FLIBOTTE, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2016-151
Requests authorization to lease approximately 18 acres within Bennett Creek in the City of Poquoson. The application is protested by a nearby resident and leaseholder.
12. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Request for a May 28, 2019, Public Hearing for adoption of Chapter 4 VAC 20-1340-10 et seq., to establish and implement a fast-track permitting program and permit application requirements, in order to authorize the selection and use of appropriate sites for disposal of dredge material on State-owned submerged lands for projects in Tidewater Virginia. The regulation is required pursuant to Acts of Assembly 2018, Chapter 449.
13. PUBLIC COMMENTS
14. REQUEST FOR AN EMERGENCY AMENDMENT
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-252-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass," to eliminate the Bay, Coastal and Potomac River Tributaries Spring Trophy-size Striped Bass Recreational Fisheries.
15. PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-490-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Sharks," to establish the May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020 commercial spiny dogfish landings quota as 2,215,484 pounds. The current season quota is 4,123,239 pounds.
16. PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-450-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Bluefish," to establish the 2019 Virginia commercial bluefish quota as 915,857 pounds. The 2018 Virginia commercial bluefish quota was 860,518 pounds.
17. PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-950-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Black Sea Bass," to establish the remainder of the 2019 recreational black sea bass fishery open season days. Earlier this year, Virginia was approved for a standard May 15 through December 31 open season, as well as a special February open season. The standard May 15 through December 31 open season length will be shortened by a minimum of 21 days to account for 10,082 pounds of black sea bass that were harvested during the special February 2019 recreational black sea bass fishery.
Report on the Fisheries Management Advisory Committee's (FMAC) discussions concerning striped bass harvest reduction options.
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A. GRANITE/PARSONS/CORMAN, A JOINT VENTURE, #18-0425
Requests authorization to revise a previously issued permit for the construction of two (2) additional lanes on the High Rise Bridge over the Southern Branch Elizabeth River in the City of Chesapeake, by increasing the number of pier piles by 24, for a total of 138 pier piles.
B. CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, #19-0236
Requests authorization to maintenance dredge on an as-necessary basis approximately 150,000 cubic yards (per cycle) of State-owned submerged bottom within the City's Rudee Inlet Outer Channel Deposition Basin, situated along the Atlantic Ocean in the City of Virginia Beach. The Basin will be hydraulically dredged to maximum depths of -22 feet mean lower low water, and the dredged sand will be utilized as beach nourishment for the adjacent City Croatan beach to the south and the City's resort beach to the north.
FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.