AGENDA October 22, 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. JAMES CITY COUNTY STORMWATER DIVISION, #19-0799
Requests authorization to construct a living shoreline consisting of 1,446 linear feet of rock sill, 1,488 cubic yards of sand fill, 16,117 square feet of marsh planting, 267 linear feet of coir log, and 162 linear feet of riprap revetment at Chickahominy Riverfront Park along the Chickahominy River and Gordon Creek in James City County. The applicant has not agreed to the recommended time-of-year restriction for the protection of anadromous fish.
7. CATHERINE ROTHMAN, ET AL, #16-0937
Requests authorization to mechanically dredge approximately 659 cubic yards of material from State-owned submerged lands for the development of 11 private boat basins adjacent to a City-dredged channel, and subsequent maintenance dredging, to achieve a maximum depth of -3.5 feet at mean low water, along a tributary to the Lafayette River, parallel with Regent Road in the City of Norfolk. The project is protested by a nearby neighbor.
8. BENJAMIN W. MEARS III, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2018-039
Requests authorization to lease 19.90 acres of oyster planting ground in Mattawoman Creek in Northampton County. The project is protested by nearby property owners.
9. CHARLES A. DEMARINO, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2017-086
Requests authorization to lease 149.29 acres of oyster planting ground in South Bay in Northampton County. The project is protested by two watermen.
10. JULIE ANN SEAFOOD COMPANY, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2016-134
Requests authorization to lease approximately 12 acres within Stoakes Creek in Mathews County. The application is protested by an adjacent leaseholder.
11. ANTHONY W. MARTIN, SR., Oyster Planting Ground Application #2016-161
Requests authorization to lease approximately 95 acres within Back River in the City of Hampton. The application is protested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a nearby property owner.
12. PUBLIC COMMENTS
13. PUBLIC HEARING
PUBLIC HEARING: Proposal to establish the emergency amendment as a permanent part of regulation to Chapter 4 VAC 20-510-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Amberjack and Cobia", to establish a closure of the commercial cobia season effective October 1, 2019.
14. REQUEST FOR AN EMERGENCY AMENDMENT
Emergency request to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-910-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Scup (Porgy)", to decrease the trip limit from 28,500 pounds to 27,000 pounds for the commercial Winter II period fishery of October 1 through December 31.
15. PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-490-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Sharks," to increase the minimum recreational size limit for Atlantic shortfin mako sharks.
16. PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-960-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Tautog", to establish a commercial tautog permit and ASMFC mandated tagging system.
From the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board on funding projects from the VSRFDF.
18. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to establish Chapter 4 VAC 20-1360-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Commercial Electrofishing", to create a commercial electrofishing license and fishery.
19. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-252-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass", to establish the 2020 striped bass commercial quota for the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal areas and implement a 28" commercial maximum size limit in the Chesapeake Bay area from March 15 through June 15.
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A. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, #19-1173
Requests authorization to remove and replace (2) two overhead electric circuit transmission lines above two (2) sections of the Jackson River, and one section each of Harmon Run and Karnes Creek, and to install a temporary construction access bridge across the Jackson River, approximately 700 feet downriver of the I-64 crossing, in Alleghany County. Staff recommends approval with a royalty in the amount of $2,520.00 for encroachment over 840 linear feet of State-owned submerged lands at a rate of $3.00 per linear foot.
B. CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, #19-1405
Requests authorization to hydraulically dredge approximately 350,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand from State-owned submerged bottomlands to a maximum depth of -20 feet mean low water from an area designated as the "Chesapeake Beach Shoal Borrow Area," directly adjacent to the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel within the Chesapeake Bay that was previously approved for the existing Chesapeake Beach nourishment project. The dredged material will be hydraulically pumped to Ocean Park Beach in Virginia Beach and used to nourish approximately 6,000 linear feet of the existing shoreline between Rookery Way to the west and the Lynnhaven Inlet to the east.
FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.