AGENDA February 26, 2019
APPROVAL OF AGENDA.
MINUTES of previous meeting.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $500,000.00 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS.
CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR BRIEFING BY, COUNSEL.
5. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, #18-1845
Requests authorization to conduct repair work to four (4) foundation structures of an existing steel lattice transmission line support tower that will require increasing the footprint of the foundations, installing riprap within tidal wetlands and submerged lands, and to install a temporary cofferdam during construction along the Southern Branch Elizabeth River at 2701 VEPCO Street, in the City of Chesapeake. This project requires a wetlands and subaqueous permit.
6. MEADOWRIDGE/GREEN HILL OYSTER GROUP, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2016-229
Requests authorization to lease approximately 16 acres of oyster planting grounds within Broad Bay, a tributary to the Lynnhaven River, in the City of Virginia Beach. The application is protested by a resident/leaseholder.
7. MARSHALL G. WEISNER, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2017-176
Requests authorization to lease approximately 20 acres of oyster planting grounds within a cove tributary of the James River at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Fort Eustis location in the City of Newport News. The application is protested by both the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Civil Engineer Division and Security Forces unit.
Dr. Bob Orth, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, annual review of the status of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation.
9. PUBLIC COMMENTS
10. LICENSE STATUS REVIEW
11. PUBLIC HEARING
The Commission proposes to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-620-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Summer Flounder," to modify the landing dates, possession limits and landing limits for summer flounder commercially harvested offshore (federal waters) and landed in Virginia.
Request for a March public hearing to incorporate additional amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-890-10 et seq., for the channeled whelk pot fishery.
Request to postpone the February 2019 public hearing on towing fish until the March meeting of the Commission.
Request for approval of the 2019 oyster replenishment and restoration plan and associated procurement procedures.
Mandatory recreational reporting requirements and request to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-1120-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Tilefish and Grouper" to modify mandatory recreational reporting requirements.
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A. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, #18-1727
Requests authorization to remove and replace two (lines 211 and 228) 230kV circuits over 1,011 linear feet of the Appomattox River immediately upriver of the I-295 bridge crossing, and over 18 linear feet of Cabin Creek, north of River Road. A temporary crane mat bridge will also be installed over Cabin Creek to provide access. The project is located in Chesterfield and Prince George Counties and the City of Hopewell. Staff recommends a royalty in the amount of $6,174.00 for the encroachment over 2,058 linear feet of State-owned submerged land at a rate of $3.00 per linear foot.
FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.