TENTATIVE AGENDA March 24, 2020
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. HAMPTON ROADS CONNECTOR PARTNERS JV, #19-1577
Requests authorization to widen I-64 over approximately ten (10) miles from Settlers Landing Road in the City of Hampton to the I-64/I-564 interchange in the City of Norfolk, to include the expansion of existing roadways, construction of new bridge trestles, boring of two new two-lane tunnels, and expansion of existing portal islands.
7. BEVANS OYSTER COMPANY, INC., Oyster Planting Ground
Requests authorization to lease approximately 1.00 acre within the Great Wicomico River in Northumberland County. The application is protested by a nearby property owner.
8. RONALD W. BEVANS, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2018-146
Requests authorization to lease approximately 70 acres within the Rappahannock River in Essex County. The application is protested by a number of nearby property owners.
9. ROGUE OYSTERS, LLC, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2018-157
Requests authorization to lease approximately 2.20 acres within the Greenvale Creek in Lancaster County. The application is protested by a nearby property owner.
Presentation of Dr. Robert Orth's annual review of the status of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation.
11. PUBLIC COMMENTS
12. PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-950-10 et seq. "Pertaining to Black Sea Bass" to establish the commercial black sea bass fishery quota for 2020.
13. PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-1090-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Licensing Requirements and License Fees" to establish a license fee for the new Commercial Electrofishing License.
14. PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-510-10 et seq. "Pertaining to Amberjack and Cobia", and Chapter 4 VAC 20-610-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting" to establish weekly harvest reporting and commercial fishery closure procedures for cobia, to comply with Amendment I of the Interstate Fisheries Management Plan for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia.
15. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-1270-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Atlantic Menhaden" to adopt regulations for the management of Atlantic menhaden.
16. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-490-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Sharks" to further the conservation of shark resources by reducing release mortality in the directed recreational shark fishery by requiring the use of non-offset, corrodible, non-stainless steel circle hooks except when fishing with flies or artificial lures.
17. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-910-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Scup (Porgy)," to establish the 2020 Virginia commercial summer period quota.
18. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-450-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Bluefish", to establish the 2020 Virginia commercial bluefish quota.
19. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-950-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Black Sea Bass," establish the 2020 recreational fishery season, in accordance with the results from the 2020 February recreational season.
20. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-490-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Sharks," to establish the May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 Virginia commercial spiny dogfish quota.
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A. FAIRFAX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, #19-2062
Requests authorization to restore and stabilize approximately 2,800 linear feet of Accotink Creek and its tributaries, using natural stream channel design techniques, including stone streambank stabilization, root wad/log installation, rock vanes and drop structures, as part of the Accotink Creek at Wakefield Park Restoration Project in Fairfax County.
B. PLAINS MARKETING, L.P., #20-0062
Requests authorization to install 15 new 16-inch diameter steel hollow piles during repairs to the loading platform at Plains Marketing (2201 Goodwin Neck Road) along the York River in York County. Staff recommends approval with adherence to sound attenuation conditions for driving steel hollow piles that include ramp-up procedures, cushion blocks, a confined bubble curtain, and a time-of-year restriction from January 1 through March 31 of any year to protect juvenile alewife, blueback herring, and American shad.
VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE MICHELE GUILFORD (757-247-2206) 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.