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COMMISSION ACTIONS JUNE 2002

JUNE 2002 COMMISSION ACTIONS

Agenda Items for the May 28, 2002 Commission meeting are listed below with the Commission's actions in bold.

1.	APPROVAL OF MINUTES - May 28, 2002. The Commission approved the minutes by a 7-0 vote.

2.	PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval.  
The Commission approved the permits by a 7-0 vote.

3.	DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES, #02-0170, requests authorization to remove
an existing, deteriorating public boat ramp and tending pier and to construct a new 16-foot wide concrete boat ramp
extending 60 feet channelward of mean low water, and a 6-foot wide by 80-foot long tending pier extending 60 feet
channelward of mean low water.  The project is located at the Simonson Boat Landing on Morattico Creek in Richmond
County. The project is protested by a nearby property owner. The Commission approved the permit by a 7-0 vote.

4.	CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG, ET AL, #01-0353, requests authorization to construct a temporary stone
causeway and bridge structure across the Rappahannock River immediately upstream of the Embry Dam structure.  The
project is associated with the Army Corps of Engineers Embry Dam Removal project in the City of Fredericksburg and
Stafford County.  The project is protested by adjacent property owners. The Commission approved the permit by
a 7-0 vote.

5. 	ROBERT LEE LAWSON, III, #2001-064.  Protested Oyster Planting Ground Application for 25 Acres in
Nandua Creek, near Cedar View Beach, in Accomack County. Agenda items 5 & 6 were heard together, but motions
were separate. The Commission approved the application by a 7-0 vote, but reduced the permit to 10 acres with the
stipulation that 300 feet be maintained between the permits of Mr. Lawson and Mr. Rasmussen, that only sand bags
be used to hold the nets, and that no nets be left on the bottom after the clams are harvested. The Commission maintained
the right to curtail the permit if there are violations.

6.	THOMAS L. RASMUSSEN, #2001-066.  Protested Oyster Planting Ground Application for 25 Acres in Nandua Creek,
in the area of Cedar View Beach, in Accomack County. The Commission approved the application by a 7-0 vote, but reduced the
permit to 10 acres with the stipulation that 300 feet be maintained between the permits of Mr. Rasmussen and Mr. Lawson, that only
sand bags be used to hold the nets, and that no nets be left on the bottom after the clams are harvested. The Commission maintained
the right to curtail the permit if there are violations.

7.	ALLEN R. CAISON and HARRY S. COCKEY, #2001-086.  Protested Oyster Planting Ground Application for 15 Acres in Nandua
Creek, in Accomack County. The Commission approved the application by a 7-0 vote.

8.	PUBLIC COMMENTS: Tom Powers of Poquoson called the Commission's attention to a newly adopted regulation limiting
commercial crab potting to an eight (8) hour workday and said because of language in existing regulation that the eight hour day
also applied to recreational crabbing. The Commission adopted an emergency regulation limiting the eight-hour workday to only
commercial crab potting by a 6-0 vote. The public hearing was set for July 23 to consider making the emergency regulation permanent.

9.	PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-252, "Pertaining to Striped Bass," to establish a 98,000 pound
commercial harvest quota for coastal areas. This regulation was adopted as an Emergency Regulation on May 28, 2002. The Commission approved
the amendments by a 5-0 vote.

10.	PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-620, "Pertaining to Summer Flounder," to establish a 17 1/2 inch
minimum size limit and 8 fish possession limit, with no additional closed fishing days for the remainder of 2002. This regulation was adopted as an
Emergency Regulation on May 28, 2002. The Commission approved the amendments by a 5-0 vote.

DATE OF NEXT COMMISSION MEETING:  JULY 23, 2002

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