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COMMISSION AGENDA November 26, 1996

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.

2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

3. HUDGINS POINT ESTATES CONDOMINIUM OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., #96-1164, requests authorization to construct a total of 360 linear feet of timber pier with finger piers and mooring piles to create 14 additional slips at two (2) Hudgins Point Estates community piers situated along Cobbs Creek in Mathews County. The project is protested by several nearby property owners.

4. REGATTA POINT YACHT CLUB, #96-0467, requests authorization to redevelop and expand their existing marina situated along Broad Creek in Middlesex County through the relocation of 13 existing boat slips to a proposed 210-foot long boathouse and the construction of a new 120-foot boathouse containing 6 slips and a 240-foot pier containing 6 open slips. Also proposed is the construction of a 300-foot marginal wharf, 405 linear feet of riprap revetment and the dredging of 10,500 cubic yards of subaqueous material to produce maximum depths of minus seven (-7) feet at mean low water. The project is protested by two nearby property owners.

5. SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, #94-1134, requests a modification to their previously issued permit to allow for the construction of an enlarged 114-foot long by 12-foot wide stream-side intake structure located in the Rappahannock River in the County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.

6. PUBLIC HEARING: 1996-1997 Oyster Season-Special Tangier and Pocomoke Sound Broodstock Replenishment Project.

7. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of an expenditure from the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund for construction of a fishing pier at Windmill Point, Lancaster County.

8. CONSIDERATION of cases involving Regulation 4 VAC 20-610 et. seq., for failure to report commercial seafood harvests.

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9. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATION on a request from Willy Bokelaar for a permit to harvest elvers.

10. REPORT of the Crab Dredge Exception Review Board.

11. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of adoption of proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-251-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass," for the 1997 striped bass fishery. Consideration of adoption of proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-751 et. seq., "Pertaining to the Setting and Mesh Size of Gill Nets."

12. VERMEDELL HUDNALL: Appeal of decision to revoke fishing licenses for failure to report harvest.

13. RECOMMENDATIONS of the Commercial Fishing Advisory Board.

14. DISCUSSION: Blue Crab status report; discussion of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-880-10 et. seq. pertaining to limits on sale of crabbing licenses.

15. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING to amend Regulation 4VAC 20-620-10 Et. Seq., "Pertaining to Summer Flounder."

16. REPEAT OFFENDERS.

VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES;

THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO DISABILITIES, PLEASE ADVISE LAVERNE LEWIS AT (757) 247-2261, NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

FISHERY AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION AT APPROXIMATELY 12:00 NOON AND WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE HABITAT PERMIT CASES.

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2A. HERBERT ANSELL, #96-0909, requests authorization to construct 278 linear feet of floating timber pier and finger piers to create a 19-slip marina at property situated along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake. Recommend a one-time royalty of $284.40 for the encroachment over 948 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.30 per square foot.

2B. B & J LLC, #96-1179, requests authorization to cross the North Fork of the Roanoke River in Montgomery County with a 32-foot wide clear-span roadway bridge to replace a failed bridge and provide access to an existing subdivision. Recommend a royalty in the amount $480.00 for the encroachment over 1,600 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.30 per square foot. Recommend inclusion of our standard instream construction conditions and time-of-year restriction from March 15 through June 30 to minimize impacts to the federally endangered Roanoke logperch.

2C. CITY OF LYNCHBURG, #96-1183, requests a modification to permit the crossing of a total of 186 linear feet of Ivy Creek with a submerged sewer line at seven (7) locations in conjunction with phase 1B of a sewer replacement project within the City. Recommend inclusion of our standard instream construction conditions.

2D. RGC (USA) MINERAL SANDS, INC., #96-1095, requests authorization to install a raw

water intake structure along the Nottoway River, approximately 2.5 miles upstream from the Route 619 bridge in Sussex County, to supply a pond providing make-up water for the

processing of mineral sands at their concentrator plant located on State Route 617 in Dinwiddie County. Recommend a royalty of $18.00 for the encroachment over 60 square feet of subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.30 per square foot.

2E. CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, #93-1494, requests authorization to dredge approximately 211 cubic yards of subaqueous bottom material and construct a 42-foot long by 51-foot wide replacement bridge at the Indian River Road crossing of the North Landing River. Recommend a March 1 through May 31 time-of-year restriction on instream work to minimize impacts upon anadromous fishes.

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