AGENDA June 25, 2019
APPROVAL OF AGENDA.
MINUTES of previous meeting.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $500,000.00 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).
3. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS.
CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR BRIEFING BY, COUNSEL.
5. HUNTER WEBB, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2016-255
Requests authorization to lease 2.61 acres of Oyster Planting Ground in Hungars Creek in Northampton County. The project is protested by three (3) nearby property owners.
6. KELLY L. PARKS and JERRY L. LEWIS, II, Oyster Planting Ground Application #2018-014
Request authorization to lease 57.74 acres of oyster planting ground in Hungars Creek in Northampton County. The project is protested by nearby property owners.
7. PUBLIC COMMENTS
8. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Request for a July 23, 2019, Public Hearing for adoption of Chapter 4 VAC 20-1350-10 et seq., to establish a fee for the review for oyster planting ground lease renewals. The regulation is required pursuant to Acts of Assembly 2019, Chapter 164.
9. PUBLIC HEARING
Staff proposes to amend Chapters 4 VAC 20-270-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Crabbing," 4 VAC 20-1140-10 et seq., "Prohibition of Crab Dredging in Virginia Waters," 4 VAC 20-1040-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Crabbing Licenses," and, 4 VAC 20-670-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Recreational Gear Licenses," to establish management provisions for the July 5, 2019 through July 4, 2020 blue crab fisheries.
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A. WASHINGTON GAS, #19-0133
Requests authorization to cross Opequon Creek and Hot Run with a new, 20-inch natural gas pipeline, installed using Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) method a minimum of four (4) feet below the natural stream beds, as part of the Washington Gas 20 Mile Loop Offset H project in Frederick and Clarke Counties. Recommend approval with inclusion of the applicant's Frac-Out Contingency Plan, and implementation of erosion and sediment control measures in conformance with the 1992 Third Edition of the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook. Also recommend a royalty in the amount of $345.00 for the encroachment under a total of 115 linear feet of State-owned submerged land at the standard rate of $3.00 per linear foot.
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A. ANNE MEPHAM, #19-0518
Requests authorization to retain and repair a 5-foot by 13-foot pier and an unauthorized 8-foot by 13-foot pier, remove existing unauthorized boathouse and 3-foot by 10-foot pier, and construct a new 5-foot wide by 35-foot long private open-pile pier with a 24-foot by 29-foot dual slip open-sided boathouse, and a 12-foot by 32-foot floating dock at 275 Neck-O-Land Road, situated along Powhatan Creek in James City County. The applicant has agreed to pay a civil charge of $1,000.00 in lieu of further enforcement action for the piers constructed without prior authorization over State-owned submerged land.
FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.