** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.
1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no
objections and with staff recommendation for approval.)
3. CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH OR BRIEFING BY COUNSEL.
4. NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER, #05-2225. Commission review of a decision by the staff of the Portsmouth Wetlands Board to decline to exert jurisdiction over a project to install two marsh sills, grade, backfill and plant to convert a disturbed and filled wetland area into a vegetated wetland area on their property situated along Scotts Creek in Portsmouth.
5. MARINE HYDRAULICS INCORPORATED, #04-2481, requests authorization to install a 200-foot long bulkhead up to 15-feet channelward of mean low water, fill approximately 2,185 square feet of State-owned submerged lands, install two (2) 100-foot long by 8-foot wide travel lifts, and to dredge 23,000 cubic yards of State-owned submerged lands to achieve maximum depths of -17 feet below mean low water to create a 285-foot long by 80-foot wide access channel and a 197-foot by 273-foot turning basin adjacent to their property situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk. All dredged materials will be transported to and disposed within the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area.
6. MARINE HYDRAULICS INCORPORATED, #04-1984, requests authorization to install a 1,032-foot long by 33-foot wide trestle to support a mobile crane, three (3) mooring dolphins, dredge 491,000 cubic yards of State-owned submerged lands from a 990-foot by 232-foot wide basin to create depths of -65 feet below mean low water for the installation of a drydock with an associated 250-foot long by 230-foot wide access channel to -40 feet below mean low water to connect with the adjacent Federal Navigation Channel, construct a 193-foot long new bulkhead with 1,202 square feet of associated fill of State-owned submerged lands, and install a 26-foot long by 24-foot wide bridge to access the dry-dock at their property situated along the Elizabeth River in Norfolk. All dredged materials will be transported to and disposed within the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area. The project is protested by several residents in the vicinity.
7. MR. & MRS. MILTON CONRAD, #05-2880, request authorization to install a submersible pump, a 2-inch diameter PVC raw water intake pipeline, and a 4-inch PVC discharge pipeline on an existing private pier, and to change the use of that pier from private to commercial use, in association with a proposed crab shedding facility to be constructed on their property along a cove of Greenvale Creek on Rocky Neck in Lancaster County. The project is protested by two adjoining property owners.
8. NORMAN MALO, #05-2798, requests authorization to extend an existing pier 25 feet channelward, reconfigure and enlarge the associated decking to a total of 1932 square feet and to construct a 66-foot by 42-foot open-sided boathouse designed to house two (2) boats and a personal watercraft adjacent to his property situated along the Piankatank River in Gloucester County. The project is protested by an adjoining property owner.
9. ROBERT A. BADENOCH,#04-1523, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 15-foot long by 18-foot 6-inch wide roof extension, the timber siding used to enclose the boathouse, and a 132 square foot deck addition to a previously permitted boathouse adjacent to his property situated along a cove of Bridgemans Back Creek in Northumberland County.
10. JOSEPH F. KRUSHINSKI, #05-2707, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain deck railings and a three-foot wide stairway constructed as part of a flat-roof, open-sided boathouse, adjacent to his property situated along Aquia Creek in Stafford County.
11. TOWN OF CHINCOTEAGUE, ET AL, #05-3032, requests after the fact authorization to retain and continue to install approximately 20,000 feet of slip-lining inside the existing 16-inch waterline from the mainland to the new waterline west of the Black Narrows Channel. Twenty-six (26) access pits along the existing waterline will be excavated to allow for maintenance and repair access. The project is to repair and maintain the existing waterline to the Town of Chincoteague. A State Wetlands permit is required.
12. DELMARVA POWER, #05-2986, requests authorization to relocate the main (69 KV) overhead transmission line from the north side of the Black Narrows Bridge to the south side of the bridge in the Town of Chincoteague, Accomack County. The installation of three of the six new poles will impact either State-owned wetlands or State-owned subaqueous bottom. Both wetlands and subaqueous permits will be required. The project is protested by two Marsh Island residents.
13. PUBLIC COMMENTS
14. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS CONCERNING THE 2006 AMERICAN SHAD BYCATCH FISHERY.
15. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC 20-252, " Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass" to establish the 2006 commercial and recreational harvest quotas at 1,554,302 pounds each.
16. PUBLIC HEARING: Virginia Seafood Council proposal, " Reexamination of Feasibility Study On One-Year Grow-Out of Triploid Crassostrea ariakensis."
17. BOB ORTH, VIMS: Update of status of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation.
18. JIM KIRKLEY, VIMS: Presentation of Economic Contributions of Virginia's Commercial Seafood and Recreational Fishing Industries.
19. BONNIE-LEIGH JONES: Request Commission review of the licensing and compliance with special conditions of Mr. Ernest L. George's pound net at Windmill Point.
20. FISHERIES MANAGEMENT DIVISION: Request permission to construct two artificial fishing reefs; Poquoson Reef, to be located near the mouth of the Poquoson River and Mobjack Bay Reef, to be located on the western side of the channel in Mobjack Bay.
21. APPROVAL OF THE 2006 OYSTER RESTORATION PROGRAM AND PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES.
VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE KATHY LEONARD (757-247-2200) NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.
FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.