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AGENDA September 26, 2017

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.

2. PERMITS (Projects over $500,000.00 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

3. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS.

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

5. BRETT G. WAYMAN, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2016-005 Requests authorization to lease approximately 60 acres of oyster planting grounds within Purtan Creek, a tributary to the York River in Gloucester County. The application is protested by an adjacent property owner and leaseholder and the National Park Service.

6. ROBERT F. RIPLEY, JR., Oyster Planting Ground Application #2015-026 Requests authorization to lease approximately 37 acres within Purtan Bay in Gloucester County. The application is adjacent to property purchased by the National Park Service from the applicant.

7. REQUEST FOR COMMISSION CONSIDERATION To set aside from shellfish leasing approximately 41 acres of subaqueous bottomlands for the protection of potential archaeological resources adjacent to highland property known as Werowocomoco, currently owned by the National Park Service in Purtan Bay and Purtan Creek, tributaries to the York River in Gloucester County.

8. BRIAN TERRY, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2015-160 Requests authorization to lease 40 acres of Oyster Planting Ground in Craddock Creek, Accomack County. The project area has submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV).

9. PUBLIC COMMENTS

10. OFFENDERS

11. REQUEST FOR AN EMERGENCY AMENDMENT To amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-510-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Amberjack and Cobia," to establish a closure date for the commercial Cobia fishery.

12. REQUEST FOR AN EMERGENCY AMENDMENT To amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-260-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Designation of Seed Areas and Clean Cull Areas," to establish inspection procedures for oysters kept in individual baskets in a vessel.

13. REQUEST FOR AN EMERGENCY AMENDMENT Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-620-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Summer Flounder," to establish fall 2017 commercial offshore summer flounder fishery management measures that include a change to the season start date and lower the Virginia landing limit.

14. RECOMMENDATION Recommendations from the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board on proposed project expenditures from the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund.

15. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING Proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-1120-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Tilefish and Groupers", to set new possession limits and recreational season for blueline tilefish.

16. DISCUSSION To set date for the combined November and December meeting.

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A. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #17-1006 Requests authorization to repair and replace approximately 1,585 linear feet of fender pile system along Pier 8 along Hampton Roads at Naval Station Norfolk in the City of Norfolk.

B. MARINE HYDRAULICS INTERNATIONAL, INC., #17-1093 Requests authorization to mechanically maintenance dredge, on an as-needed basis, up to 85,000 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous material per annual cycle, to restore water depths to -38 feet below mean low water within a 450-foot wide by 1,396-foot long basin on the south side, and a 180-foot by 235-foot basin on the north side of their pier at the Lamberts Point facility located on the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk. Material will be barged to the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area. This is a re-authorization and will replace permit #10-1974.

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A. TANGIER-RAPPAHANNOCK, LLC, #17-0791 Requests after-the-fact authorization to retain two (2) uncovered boatlifts and a 28-foot long by 5-foot wide tending pier and to install two (2) additional uncovered boatlifts and a 28-foot long by 8-foot wide tending pier, adjacent to property situated along Cockrells Creek in Northumberland County. The applicant has agreed to pay a $1,000.00 civil charge and triple permit fees of $75.00, in lieu of further enforcement action.

FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.



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