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AGENDA June 25, 2013

**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.  HIGGERSON-BUCHANAN, INC., #09-0861, requests an extension to an existing Wetland Permit previously issued by the City of Chesapeake and set to expire on June 26, 2013, authorizing the installation of approximately 390 linear feet of sheet-pile bulkhead with associated fill at 5300 Bainbridge Boulevard adjacent to the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, a tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. 

6.  KINDER MORGAN TERMINALS, #13-0496, requests authorization to mechanically dredge 201,800 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom per dredging cycle, of which 83,600 cubic yards is new dredging, to attain and maintain maximum depths of -52 feet below mean low water along the James River on the north side of Kinder Morgan Terminals’ Pier #9 in the City of Newport News.  The project is protested by petitioners.

7.  ROBERT MCWILLIAMS, #12-1782, requests authorization to construct a 16-foot by 16-foot open-sided gazebo in association with the reconstruction of a private pier adjacent to his property at 1215 South Fairwater Drive situated along Edgewater Haven in Norfolk.  The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.

8.  JOSEPH MORRISSEY, #12-1645, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 112 linear foot cinder block bulkhead encroaching over 2,546 square feet of non-vegetated tidal wetlands at his property situated along the James River at 1308 Chaffins Bluff Lane in Henrico County.  The project requires a wetlands permit.

9.  MARK EUBANK, #13-0648, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a vinyl groin extending 50 feet channelward of mean low water along the Chesapeake Bay at 4 Sweet Gum Drive in Mathews County

10.  LEASED OYSTER GROUND.  Pursuant to Code Section 28.2-559, Staff request for the Commission to allow 17 oyster planting ground leaseholders, upon a petition by the leaseholders, up to three years from this date to remove oysters (clams) or shell from leased ground found to be in public oyster beds based on a newly discovered 1895 survey of the Public Oyster Beds, Rocks and Shoals completed under the direction of J.B. Baylor, Assistant U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, known as the Baylor Survey, made pursuant to Chapter 511 of the 1892 Acts of Assembly.

11.  DISCUSSION:  Establishment of application fees and appointment of hearing officers for tidal wetlands and dune/beach permits.

12.  PUBLIC COMMENT:

13.  FAILURE TO REPORT:  Cases involving failure to report commercial harvests, in accordance with Chapter 4VAC20-610-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting.”

14.  REPEAT OFFENDERS.

15.  PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed amendments to Chapter 4VAC20-490-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Sharks,” to allow federal waters landings of spiny dogfish during May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2012, to serve as a basis for harvesters to continue participation in this limited access fishery. 

16.  PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed amendments to Chapter 4VAC20-450-10 et seq., “Pertaining to the Taking of Bluefish,” to establish the 2013 and 2014 Virginia commercial bluefish quotas.

17.  PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposal to repeal Chapter 4VAC20-200-10 et seq., “Pertaining to the Requirements for Reporting Oyster Transactions and Payment of Taxes,” and amend a subsection of Chapter 4VAC20-610-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting,” as both regulations contain conflicts with adopted legislation that established the oyster resource user fees that are effective July 1, 2013. 

18.  PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed adoption of emergency amendments to Chapter 4VAC20-270-10 et seq. “Pertaining to Crabbing,” to ensure that any harvest, possession or vessel limits are daily limits. 


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

2A.  SANDERS YACHT YARD, #13-0572, requests authorization to construct six (6) floating concrete piers with associated gangways, finger piers, T-head platforms and mooring piles to create 111 wet slips, construct a 2,400 square foot open-pile boat service platform and wharf, a 360 square foot upper platform, a 2,400 square foot floating sheltered boat service slip with an 8-foot wide by 144-foot long floating concrete pier, a travel lift with two (2) 100-foot long travel lift piers, two (2) tending piers totaling 118 linear feet with one (1) 288 square foot platform, a 2,435 square foot open-pile wharf and construct a 20-foot wide by 70-foot long replacement concrete boat ramp with an 8-foot wide by 50-foot long tending pier along the shoreline of Carter Creek on Carters Creek Road in Lancaster County.


PAGE 3 ITEMS

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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