4. CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR BRIEFING BY, COUNSEL.
5.KENNETH CAMPBELL, #15-0939 Requests authorization to grade and lower existing tidal wetlands and remove existing intertidal rubble to restore navigable access to an existing canal inlet; and install a new portion of a riprap revetment and create vegetated wetlands at 3904 Parkway Road, situated along the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake. The project requires a wetlands permit.
6.JAMES RIVER WATER AUTHORITY, #14-0343 Requests authorization to install a 5.82 MGD raw water intake along the north bank of the James River and a submerged waterline beneath the Rivanna River, near the Town of Columbia, in Fluvanna County. The project is protested.
7.GUY WALLACE, #16-0562 Requests authorization to install a 10-foot by 20-foot floating dock as an addition to an existing private pier, and after-the fact authorization for a 29-foot by 15-foot enclosed boathouse along Bennetts Creek at 6000 Bennetts Creek in the City of Suffolk.
8.HOG ISLAND BAY SAV SET-ASIDE AREA Staff requests authorization to reduce the seagrass restoration set-aside area in Hog Island Bay, southeast of High Shoal Marsh by 45.18 acres in Northampton County. The redefined set-aside area would now be 462.72 acres. The request is based on the area not being suitable to sustain submerged aquatic vegetation.
9.RICHARD and PATRICIA GREEN, #2014-161 Requests authorization to lease up to 105 acres of oyster planting grounds within the James River in the City of Newport News. The application is protested by J. H. Miles Company, Inc and Joseph L. Melzer, Jr.
10.J. H. MILES COMPANY, INC., #2014-253 Requests authorization to lease up to 105 acres of oyster planting grounds within the James River in the City of Newport News. The application was submitted in association with a protest to a prior application for the same area by Richard and Patricia Green and Joseph L. Melzer jr.
11.PUBLIC HEARING Chapter 4 VAC 20-1320-10 et seq., "Pertaining to a restricted area within the James River at the Maritime Administration James River Reserve Fleet." The Commission proposes to adopt Regulation 4 VAC 20-1320-10 et seq., establishing a restricted area, within the James River, at the Maritime Administration James River Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis, Virginia.
14.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.EMERGENCY REGULATION To amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-1090-10 ET SEQ., "Pertaining to Licensing Requirements and License Fees" to make changes to recreational 5 crab pot licensing consistent with upcoming changes in Section 28.2-226.2 of the Code of Virginia.
A.DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #16-0447 Requests authorization to place fill within an approximately 3,300 foot long by a minimum of 6 foot deep excavated trench for the replacement of underground electric and fiber optic cables in the Elizabeth River adjacent to the Navy Deperming Station in the City of Norfolk.
B.VIRGINIA NATURAL GAS, #16-0647 Requests authorization to install 787 linear feet of 12-inch steel pipeline using horizontal directional drilling methods, approximately 68 feet below the substrate of the Lafayette River, adjacent to the Granby Street Bridge in the City of Norfolk. Staff recommends approval with a royalty in the amount of $2,361.00 for the encroachment over 787 linear feet of State-owned subaqueous land at a rate of $3.00 per linear foot.
C.CORMAN-EV WILLIAMS, A JOINT VENTURE, #16-0194 Requests authorization to relocate and realign a portion of Broad Creek that runs adjacent to and under Military Highway south of Lewis Road, and to construct riprap splash protection for a new storm water outfall in Broad Creek in order facilitate improvements to 1.58 miles of Military Highway in the City of Norfolk. Staff recommends approval with a condition that the permit shall be transferred to VDOT upon completion of the project.
FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.