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AGENDA August 23, 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. ROBERT WILMOTH III, #16-0535 Requests authorization to construct a 30-foot long by 12-foot wide private, noncommercial, timber, open-sided boathouse adjacent to his property situated along Aquia Creek at 311 Voyage Cove in Stafford County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.

6. SUZANNE McCANNA, #16-0490 Requests authorization to retain an existing 7-foot by 19-foot enclosed storage building and construct a 10-foot by 10-foot floating dock addition to an existing private pier along Bennetts Creek at 5972 Bennetts Creek Lane in the City of Suffolk.

7. REPORT OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE LYNNHAVEN RIVER SHELLFISH WORK GROUP.

8. REQUEST FOR COMMISSION ACTION Regarding the seven-month lease assignment moratorium in the City of Virginia Beach, previously approved at the January 26, 2016, Commission meeting.

9. PUBLIC COMMENTS

10. OFFENDERS

11. PUBLIC HEARING Amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-450-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Bluefish", to establish the 2016 Virginia commercial bluefish quota as 580,287 pounds.

12. PUBLIC HEARING Amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-260-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Designation of Seed Areas and Clean Cull Areas," to establish baskets (circular plastic mesh containers of not less than 2500 cubic inches but not more than 3000 cubic inches), filled level across the entire top, as the only unit of measurement for buying or selling clean cull oysters harvested from public oyster grounds.

13. PUBLIC HEARING Amendments to Chapter 4 VAC 20-720-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest," to establish the 2016-2017 public oyster harvest seasons and management measures that could include, but are not limited to, lower bushel limits and effort limitations.

14. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING To allow oyster harvesters using hand tongs only to pass through an oyster sanctuary as long as they are not carrying oysters on board.

PAGE 2 ITEMS

A. BAE SYSTEMS, #13-0827 Requests authorization to modify an existing VMRC subaqueous permit to include adjustment of the footprint of the current buoys and security barrier, the addition of five (5) new anchor buoys and an additional 544 linear feet of security barrier at their facility located along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River at 750 West Berkeley Avenue in the City of Norfolk.

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



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