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COMMISSION AGENDA January 28, 1997

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.

2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

3. CONSENT ORDERS (Commission approval of consent agreement).

4. MOHAMMAD AKBAR, # 96-1552. Commission review on appeal of the December 16, 1996, decision by the Stafford County Wetlands Board to deny a permit to install 860 linear feet of quarry stone riprap revetment, a 390-foot long open-pile timber commercial pier with a 90-foot T-head and associated finger piers and pilings to accommodate 44 wet slips, a 160-foot long timber offshore breakwater and an 1,800 square-foot boat ramp with two (2) 125-foot tending piers adjacent to the appellant=s property situated along Aquia Creek in Stafford County.

5. JOHN LAMPROS, #96-1687, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a series of seven (7) day markers that were installed or relocated to mark the navigation channel leading into Whay=s Creek in Northumberland County. The project is protested by a number of residents along Whay=s Creek.

6. THE TIDES INN, #96-1548, requests authorization to construct a 40-foot long open-pile commercial pier, to widen 270 linear feet of existing boardwalk from four to six feet, and repair three existing stone groins adjacent to their property along Carter Creek in the Town of Irvington in Lancaster County. The project is protested by two property owners across the creek.

7. JOHN R. OLSON, #96-1697, requests authorization to enclose an existing 222 x 23 foot carport with wooden lattice at their property at 762 North First Street situated along the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton. A Coastal Primary Sand Dune permit is required.

8. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulations 4 VAC 20-720-10, et. seq., Pertaining to restrictions on Oyster Harvest", and 4 VAC 20-260-20, et. seq., "Pertaining to the Culling of Oysters."

9. ASMFC COMPLIANCE ISSUES: Summer Flounder (recreational measures); Black Sea Bass; Scup. Request for Public Hearing.

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10. STRIPED BASS UPDATES: 1) ITQ Program; 2) Exceptions; 3) 1997 Commercial Harvest Quota and Recreational Season Adjustments.

11. JOE HICKS: Request for the Commission to Remove Eel Pot Escape Panel requirement.

12. VIRGINIA CHARTER BOAT ASSOCIATION: Request for Revision of Grey Trout Size and Possession Limits.

13. WARREN COSBY: Request for an Eel Aquaculture Permit.

14. REPEAT OFFENDERS.


VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE LAVERNE LEWIS (804)247-2261) NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

FISHERY AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION AT APPROXIMATELY 12:00 NOON AND WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE HABITAT PERMIT CASES.
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2A. U.S. NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE, LITTLE CREEK, #96-1527, requests authorization to construct a 200-foot long by 7-foot wide floating pier extension to an existing recreational pier to create 24 additional wetslips at their MWR Marina situated within Little Creek Cove in Virginia Beach.

2B. TOWN OF CHRISTIANSBURG, #96-1086, requests authorization to cross Crab Creek in 18 locations with a concrete-encased treated wastewater effluent pipeline and to install a 24-inch ductile iron outfall diffuser pipe and adjacent concrete hydraulic barrier, both of which will extend approximately 165 feet into the New River five feet below ordinary high water approximately 600 feet upstream of the confluence with Crab Creek in Montgomery County. Recommend inclusion of standard instream construction conditions.

2C. TARMAC MID-ATLANTIC, INC., #93-0059, requests reactivation and extension of their permit to maintenance dredge spilled aggregate material to maintain maximum depths of -12 feet at mean low water adjacent to the Skiffes Creek facility in Newport News.

2D. CITY OF DANVILLE, #96-1599, requests authorization to install a 70-foot long, 10-foot by 10-foot triple box culvert to widen the east bound lane of the Route 58 crossing of Cane Creek in the City of Danville. Recommend inclusion of our standard instream construction conditions.

2E. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #96-1536, requests authorization to realign a portion of the Waterway on the Coast of Virginia (WCV) from Gull Marsh and Eickichy Channels through Ramshorn Channel. The new channel will generate approximately 130,000 cubic yards of material that will be placed in a 1,000-foot by 3,000-foot overboard area in Outlet Bay in Northampton County. Staff recommends a time-of-year restriction for the period of mid-April through September to protect spawning shellfish and nesting colonial waterbirds.

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3A. WERNER C. COHRS, #94-0714, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain 56 linear feet of additional riprap revetment which was constructed in excess of that authorized by the permit, adjacent to his property along Broad Creek in Middlesex County. Mr. Cohrs is also requesting authorization to construct 39 additional feet of riprap revetment and requests a three-year time extension on his permit. Mr. Cohrs has agreed to a $500.00 civil charge for the violation in lieu of further enforcement actions.

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