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AGENDA DECEMBER 9, 2014

**APPROVAL OF AGENDA.  

1.  MINUTES of previous meeting.

2.  PERMITS (Projects over $500,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

3.  CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS.

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

5. ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, #14-1236, requests authorization to construct a 15-foot wide pedestrian/bicycle bridge over approximately 210 linear feet of Jones Creek, a tributary to the Pagan River in Isle of Wight County. The bridge structure is associated with a proposed 10-foot wide shared use trail from the Town of Smithfield to the Carrollton Nike Park. The application is protested by adjacent property owners.

6. DENNIE BARTOL, #14-1370, requests authorization to install a 17-foot by 39-foot open-sided boathouse and 12-foot by 17-foot gazebo on a statutorily authorized open-pile private pier along the James River at 9 Hopemont Drive in the City of Newport News. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.

7. VULCAN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS L.P., #14-1413, requests authorization to construct a commercial pier and set eight dolphins to provide for the loading of sand and gravel barges at the proposed Black Marsh Sand and Gravel Facility at property situated along the Rappahannock River in Caroline County. The project requires a wetlands and a subaqueous permit and is protested.

8. CHARLES F. DOWNEY, #14-1485, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 7-foot wide by 240-foot long cable-supported suspension bridge across 120 linear feet of the Cowpasture River located near Clifton Forge in Alleghany County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner. 

9. PUBLIC COMMENTS.

10. FAILURE TO REPORT: Cases involving failure to report commercial harvests, in accordance with Chapter 4 VAC 20-610-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting."

11. LICENSE EXCEPTION APPEALS: Individual appeals of decision to deny exceptions to the two year waiting period for a Commercial Fisherman Registration License.

12. RECOMMENDATIONS: From the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board, on funding projects from the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund.

13. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-252-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass" to comply with Addendum IV to Amendment 6 to the Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan.

14. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-500-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Catching of Eels" to comply with the Interstate Fishery Management Plan requirements for American eel.

15. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-900-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Horseshoe Crabs" to establish the 2015 Virginia commercial landings quota.

16. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-280-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Speckled Trout and Red Drum" to amend the daily bycatch landing limit definition for speckled trout.

17. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed final adoption of emergency amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-620-10 et seq. “Pertaining to Summer Flounder” that modify commercial summer flounder management measures.

18. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-1270-10 et seq. "Pertaining to Atlantic Menhaden" to revise the reference years for the total allowable landings.

19. REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY AMENDMENTS: Proposed emergency amendments to establish the 2015 commercial black sea bass quota in Chapter 4 VAC 20-950-10 et seq. “Pertaining to Black Sea Bass”. 


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2A. LUCK STONE, #14-1555,
requests authorization to repair/replace three (3) 6-leg commercial dolphins, in their existing locations, and to mechanically remove/dredge one out cropping of bedrock which rises 5.2 feet above the river bottom and hinders barge traffic in the James River, adjacent to the Luck Stone South Richmond Plant in the City of Richmond. Recommend approval with a time-of-year restriction between 
February 15 and June 30 of any year to protect anadromous fish, and a royalty of $3.65 for dredging 8.1 cubic yards of State-owned submerged land at $0.45 per cubic yard, and a royalty of $117.75 for encroachment over State-owned submerged lands for three dolphins.

2B. NORFOLK DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, #14-1548, requests authorization to replace the existing Spotico Creek culvert with a new 4.1-foot wide by 16-foot long pre-cast concrete arch culvert, install a new riprap outfall structure resulting in the filling of approximately nine (9) cubic yards of State-owned submerged land, relocate existing utility lines, including the pile-supported aerial crossing of an 8-inch sanitary sewer line across 13 linear feet of State-owned submerged land, and to include the use of temporary cofferdams and turbidity curtains to facilitate construction of the culvert replacement within the Berkley subdivision of Norfolk. 

2C. PLAINS MARKETING, L.P., #11-1227, requests a permit modification to construct a new 3-foot wide by 70-foot catwalk and repair/reconfigure an existing vehicle turnaround area on an existing marine terminal in the York River at 2201 Goodwin Neck Road in York County. 


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None.


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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