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COMMISSION AGENDA NOVEMBER 23, 2004

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.

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

3.    CLOSED SESSION.

4.    KENT EARLY, #02-2344, requests a modification to his permit to construct an 8-foot by 460-foot private pier with a 24-foot by 54-foot open-sided boathouse and a 15-foot by 18-foot fabric personal watercraft cover adjacent to his property situated along the York River in Gloucester County.  The requested modification would modify the point of origin and alignment of the pier.  The project is protested by nearby property owners.

5.    CHARLES DAVIS, #03-1147,
requests authorization to construct a community fishing pier, a launch ramp for personal watercraft, canoes and small boats, and a vinyl bulkhead at community property situated along Piscataway Creek in Essex County. The project is protested by several nearby property owners.

6.    MAURICE LEVIS, ET AL, #04-0725,
request authorization to construct a 90-foot by 5-foot private pier with a 10-foot by 20-foot pier-head adjacent to their property situated along Back Creek in Mathews County.  The project is protested by several residents along the creek.

7. MICHAEL JEWETT, #03-0849. 
Formal restoration hearing concerning ongoing unauthorized activities at a former seafood offloading facility located at the terminus of North Lawson Road on Bennett's Creek in Poquoson.

8. PUBLIC COMMENTS

9.    REQUEST FROM INDUSTRY
to increase the vessel possession limits in quarters 1 and 2 of the 2005 offshore (EEZ) commercial summer flounder fishery and modify the start date of the quarter 1, 2005 fishery.  A December public hearing is requested.

10.    PUBLIC HEARING: 
Consideration of an amendment to Regulation 4 VAC 20-910-10 et seq. that would increase allowable landings of scup (porgy), from 2000 to 3500 pounds, during the Winter II period.

11.    PUBLIC HEARING: 
Consideration for allowing hardship exception requests to obtain a Summer Flounder Endorsement License.

12.    PUBLIC HEARING: 
The Commission proposes to establish procedures associated with a public interest review, for the licensing of pound nets at new locations.

13.    PUBLIC HEARING: 
Any reissue of a pound net license, for 2005, to Mr. Ernest L. George of White Stone, for a pound net currently located in the Rappahannock River (approximately 1/4 mile east of Windmill Point Marina Channel).  Protested by adjacent property owners.

14.    RECOMMENDATIONS
of the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board.

15. PUBLIC HEARING: 
Consideration given to open additional areas to oyster harvest in the James River, York River and Chesapeake Bay for the 2004-2005 harvest season.

16. REPEAT OFFENDERS


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

2A.    BLUE RIDGE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT, #04-1581, requests authorization to install a concrete spillway and 130 linear feet of riprap scour protection at the location of the dam's outflow pipe which will extend one and a half (1.5) feet channelward of ordinary high water adjacent to Marrowbone Creek in Henry County.

2B.    TOWN OF CHINCOTEAGUE, #04-2134,
requests authorization to directional drill a 16-inch water main, (approximately 2,550 linear feet) from the Town boat ramp on Chincoteague Island under Chincoteague Channel, Marsh Island and Black Narrows to a point west of the Black Narrows Bridge tying into the existing water mains on each side of the crossing.

2C.    HANOVER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, #00-0106,
requests reauthorization to install, by the directional drill method, 75 linear feet of a 30" sanitary sewer force main under the Chickahominy River between Hanover and Henrico Counties.

2D.    REGATTA POINT YACHT CLUB, #02-2375,
requests authorization to modify their permit to allow the construction of 680 linear feet of 9-foot wide floating pier in lieu of a similar length of 8-foot wide open-pile fixed pier adjacent to their facility situated along Broad Creek in Middlesex County.

2E.    DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES, #04-2191,
requests authorization to remove an existing boat ramp and tending piers and to construct a new 32-foot by 105-foot concrete boat ramp, two 6-foot by 105-foot open-pile tending piers with 40-foot by 6-foot L-heads, two 105-foot long timber jetties, and 242 linear feet of riprap revetment at the Gloucester Point public landing along the York River in Gloucester County.

2F.    CITY OF NORFOLK, #04-2262,
requests authorization to extend 12 pile-supported stormwater outfall pipes a total of 752 linear feet and to install 12 sand causeways totaling 40,180 square feet to be utilized for construction access adjacent to property situated along the Chesapeake Bay in the Oceanview section of Norfolk.  The sand will be removed and the causeway areas will be regraded to pre-existing contours.

2G.    CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG, ET AL, #02-0353, 
requests authorization for modification of their existing permit, to now construct a temporary causeway immediately upstream of the Embrey Dam, which will include twelve (12), six-foot diameter culverts in alignment with the dam's existing breach, for access to the dam during its removal, and in lieu of the previously authorized causeway and bridge at the upstream crib dam.  All work will be performed in and along the Rappahannock River in Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg.

VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE KATHY LEONARD (757-247-2200) 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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