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COMMISSION AGENDA December 17, 1996

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.

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

3. CONSENT ORDERS (Commission approval of consent agreements).

4. DELTAVILLE MARINA, #96-1193, requests authorization to repair and replace 400 feet of timber bulkhead, remove existing boathouses to create open slips, relocate an existing travel lift, dredge a total of 1,369 cubic yards of subaqueous material, and construct a new 290-foot pier to create 27 new open slips at the Deltaville Marina situated along Jackson Creek in Middlesex County. The project is protested by three nearby property owners.

5. CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS, #96-1304, requests authorization to replace an existing box culvert and bridge with a pre-cast concrete slab bridge approximately 50 feet wide by 66 feet long with a total of 162 feet of riprap revetment at the existing 25th Street crossing over Salters Creek. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.

6. DISCUSSION: Request by watermen to change the oyster quotas for the James River.

7. DISCUSSION: Request by DeMaria Seafood to extend private ground relay season for Area 34, Warwick River.

8. DISCUSSION: Petition submitted by John W. Ridley to create a cooperative program and limited oyster fishery for traditional deadrise boats.

9. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of Amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-500-10, et. seq., pertaining to eels and a request of Mr. Willy Bokelaar for a permit to harvest elvers for aquaculture.

10. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-620-10 et. seq., pertaining to summer flounder.

11. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-880-10 et. seq., pertaining to limits on the sale of crabbing licenses.

12. CONSIDERATION of violations of Regulation 4 VAC 20-610-10 et. seq., pertaining to mandatory reporting of commercial seafood harvests.

13. REQUEST for exceptions to the striped bass limited entry program.

14. REQUEST by Mark Sterling to appear in reference to his November 1996 revocation as a repeat offender.

15. 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.

THE COMMISSION MEETING AND ALL ASSOCIATED PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE COMMISSION AT 2600 WASHINGTON AVENUE, NEWPORT NEWS, FOURTH FLOOR.

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.

2A. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #95-0645, requests authorization to place 40,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Parkers Creek Federal Project Channel in the surf zone on the oceanside of Metomkin Island in Accomack County.

2B. PLANTATION PIPE LINE COMPANY, #96-0841, requests authorization to install by directional drill method, an 830-foot submerged utility crossing of Powells Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River in Prince William County. Recommend a royalty assessment in the amount of $830.00 for the encroachment under 830 linear feet of State-owned submerged lands at a rate of $1.00 per linear foot.

2C. U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #90-0474, requests authorization to nourish approximately five miles of Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach by placing approximately 1,500,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand obtained from a borrow source located outside of Virginia's Territorial Sea.

3A. CHESAPEAKE PAPER PRODUCTS CO., #96-0671, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 24-foot long by 15-foot wide covered boatlift constructed adjacent to their pulp and paper mill situated along the Pamunkey River in West Point. The applicant has agreed to a $500 civil charge in lieu of further enforcement action.

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