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AGENDA January 26, 2016

** 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. TOMMY GARNER, #12-1423 Requests authorization to install a 5-foot wide open-pile private pier extending 220 feet channelward of mean low water with a 6-foot wide L-head and two mooring piles along Deep Creek and extending from an existing water access easement at 632 Snug Harbor Lane in the City of Newport News. Continued from the March 24, 2015, Commission meeting.

6. DAVID A. and TAMERA R. ANDERSON, #15-1236 Request authorization to install 105 linear feet of quarry stone riprap revetment in front on an existing, deteriorated timber bulkhead, extending a maximum of 13 feet channelward of mean low water, at property on the Rappahannock River on Brandon Point Road in Middlesex County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.

7. THOMAS JONES, #15-1521 Requests authorization to install a 33-foot by 16-foot open-sided boathouse on a statutorily authorized private pier along the Pagan River at 506 Pagan Road in Isle of Wight County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.

8. CARL SETTERHOLM, #2014-028 and DONNA MELZER, #2014-088 Request authorization to lease oyster planting grounds within the York River downstream of the U. S. Route 17, Coleman Bridge in Gloucester County. Continued from the August 25, 2015, Commission meeting.

9. PUBLIC COMMENTS

10. OFFENDERS

11. FAILURE TO REPORT Cases involving failure to report commercial harvests, in accordance with Chapter 4 VAC 20-610-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting."

12. PETITIONER Michael Shackelford requests that the Commission reinstate his dogfish permit.

13. PRESENTATION Presentation of Dr. Bob Orth's annual review of the status of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation.

14. PUBLIC HEARING To make permanent emergency amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-720-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest," establishing the last harvest month of the James River hand scrape season as January 2016 rather than March 2016.

15. DISCUSSION Report on potential description of fish pot gear.

16. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING On proposed amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-490-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Sharks," to modify commercial possession limits for Large Coastal Sharks and adjust the list of commercially permitted and prohibited sharks.

17. REQUEST FOR AN EMERGENCY AMENDMENT To amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-620-10 et seq."Pertaining to Summer Flounder," to modify the dates, landing periods, possession limits and landing limits for summer flounder commercially harvested outside of Virginia waters.

PAGE 2 ITEMS

2A. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #15-1118 Requests authorization to repair the existing landing craft boat ramp at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, situated along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach. Approximately 600 linear feet of steel sheet piles will be installed immediately along the channelward side of the existing boat ramp toe and encapsulated within a two-foot wide concrete cap. A temporary sheet pile cofferdam system will be installed a maximum of 30 feet channelward of the boat ramp toe to allow for construction in the dry.

2B. CITY OF NORFOLK, #15-1380 Requests authorization to replace and extend six (6) storm water outfalls a maximum of 212 feet channelward of mean low water along the Chesapeake Bay at 12th View Street, 11th View Street, 4th View Street, Elnora Street, Chesapeake Street, and 5th Bay Street to facilitate an Army Corp of Engineers beach nourishment project in the City of Norfolk.

2C. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #15-1384 Requests authorization to construct a 10-foot by 40-foot fixed fuel dock extension, remove and replace the existing Alpha and Bravo marina piers by installing two (2) new floating docks with finger piers, concrete anchor piles and timber fender piles, creating a maximum of 84 boat slips near the intersection of Amphibious Drive and Okinawa Road, situated along Little Creek, within Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach.

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



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