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
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.
January 28, 1997
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
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.
January 28, 1997
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.
January 28, 1997
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.