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AGENDA May 24, 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. ROANOKE CEMENT COMPANY LLC, #16-0237 Requests authorization to install one (1) 17-foot by 28-foot breasting dolphin with fender systems, one (1) 9-foot by 9-foot mooring dolphin, an 85-foot by 100-foot unloading platform with fender system, a 4-foot by 70-foot gangway; and repair or replace up to 367 14-inch diameter timber piles that support an existing concrete wharf along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River at their facility at 1331 Priority Lane in the City of Chesapeake. This project requires a wetlands and subaqueous permit.

6. BLACKBEARD POND PARTNERSHIP, LLC #16-0254 Requests authorization to dredge 1,220 cubic yards of new material associated with the maintenance dredging of the entrance channel of their existing marina situated along the Potomac River at 190 Plantation Drive in Westmoreland County. The project is protested by an oyster ground leaseholder and nearby residents.

7. GARY S. KILMON, #2014-224 Requests authorization to lease approximately ten (10) acres of planting grounds within the South Yecomico River in Northumberland County. The application is protested by the Twin Rivers Waterman’s Association.

8. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING Proposal to establish a regulation to create a safety/restricted zone for the purpose of enhancing security and safety within an area encompassing the James River Reserve Fleet (JRRF) within the James River near Mulberry Island. Request for a public hearing at the June 28, 2016, Commission meeting.

9. PUBLIC COMMENTS

10. OFFENDERS

11. PUBLIC HEARING To make permanent emergency amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-620-10 et seq.," Pertaining to Summer Flounder," to increase the number of days that summer flounder harvested commercially from offshore may be landed in Virginia during the second landing period that began April 8.

12. PUBLIC HEARING Proposal to establish Chapter 4 VAC 20-1310-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Jonah Crab" to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Jonah Crab by June 1, 2016. The proposed regulation establishes minimum size limits, gear restrictions, and possession limits for the harvest of Jonah crab.

13. PUBLIC HEARING Proposal to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-510-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Amberjack and Cobia" to consider adoption of a higher size limit, a vessel limit and closed season for the recreational cobia fishery in 2016.

14. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING Proposal 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"; and, 4 VAC 20-670-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Recreational Gear Licenses." Proposal to rescind Chapter 4 VAC 20-30-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Licensing of Crab Traps and Pounds" and incorporate those provisions into 4 VAC 20-460-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Use of Crab Traps and Pounds."

15. RECOMMENDATION From the Recreational and Commercial Fishing Advisory Boards on funding projects from the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund and Marine Fishing Improvement Fund."

PAGE 2 ITEMS

A. COAST GUARD, #15-0075 Requests authorization to place approximately 25,000 cubic yards of sandy dredge material along 2,200 linear feet of the York River shoreline as beach nourishment and the overboard disposal of approximately 50,000 cubic yards of bottom material, from the Wormley Creek Federal Channel, at the Wolf Trap Alternate Disposal Site in the Chesapeake Bay. Recommend approval for a one-time placement of material at the Wolf Trap Alternate Disposal Site, but not as a long-term site to future material from the Wormley Creek Federal Channel. The material may only be placed at the Wolf Trap Alternate Disposal Site between April 1 and November 30, and a turbidity curtain shall be deployed during placement of the material along the York River shoreline.

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



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