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COMMISSION AGENDA May 23, 2000

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

3. EXECUTIVE SESSION (if necessary).

4. GWYNN'S ISLAND CONDO UNIT OWNERS ASSOCIATION, #96-1172. Failure to comply with design conditions of permit to extend an existing community pier 24 feet and construct a T-head structure to support a maximum of ten (10) wet slips, which was authorized as a result of a Court order dated November 4, 1997.

5. TOTUSKEY MARINE TERMINAL, LLC, #00-0146, requests authorization to install two (2) commercial barge moorings in the Rappahannock River, specifically at
37o 51' 20" N latitude and 76o 45' 47" W longitude, and 37o 51' 12" N latitude and 76o 45' 40" W longitude in Essex County. The project is protested by an area property owner.

6.RICHARD AND SANDRA BACK, #99-1548, request authorization to construct a 16-foot by 24-foot private, non-commercial, open-sided boathouse including an 8-foot by 16-foot elevated deck on the channelward end of the roof adjacent to their property along the North River in Gloucester County. The project is protested by several nearby property owners.

7. COUNTY OF ACCOMACK, #00-0031, requests authorization to replace a previously existing 12-foot wide by 9-foot long "drive on" commercial dock and repair a 6-foot wide by 75-foot long commercial dock at the Ann's Cove Boat Landing situated along Guilford Creek. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.

AGENDA
MAY 23, 2000
PAGE TWO 8. DISCUSSION: Consideration Mr. Roger McKinley's failure to remit the civil charges agreed to by the Commission in November 1999.

9. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING on modification of the summer period quota for the scup commercial fishery.

                    10. PUBLIC HEARINGS (BLUE CRAB):
A. Proposal to extend the current moratorium on the sale of new crabbing licenses.
B. Modification of the requirements for the transferal of crabbing licenses.

C. Proposal to allow for the interchangeable use of peeler pots and hard crab pots.

D. Disposition of those persons ineligible for crabbing licenses for failure to purchase a 1999 license.

11. RECOMMENDATIONS of the Recreational and Commercial Fishing Advisory Boards.

12. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed final Regulation 4 VAC 20-620-10 et. seq. to incorporate emergency amendments to set summer flounder recreational fishing measures for the Potomac River tributaries and commercial vessel possession limitations.

13. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING to suspend the July 1, 2000, requirement for crab pots within the crab dredge areas and Pocomoke and Tangier Sounds to contain a large, 2 5/16-inch cull ring.

14. PUBLIC COMMENTS.


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 (757) 247-2261 NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.
 

AGENDA
MAY 23, 2000
PAGE THREE
 

2A. MANASSAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, #98-1080, requests authorization to modify a previously issued permit, specifically to relocate a sewer line stream crossing approximately 150 feet south of the previously permitted crossing under Cannon Branch, a tributary to Broad Run in the City of Manassas. Recommend approval including all conditions of the previously issued permit.

2B. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #00-0013, requests authorization to place approximately 110,000 cubic yards of sandy dredged material from the maintenance dredging of the Chincoteague Inlet Federal Navigation Project along approximately 2,500 feet of shoreline east of the stone riprap on Wallops Island or within the previously used overboard site located southwest of Chincoteague Inlet in Accomack County.

2C. FISHERIES MANAGEMENT DIVISION, #94-0519, requests authorization to modify and extend a previously issued permit to include the placement of steel-hulled vessels (landing craft, barges, etc.) and other suitable artificial fishing reef construction materials while maintaining a minimum clearance of 13 feet below the surface at mean low water at the reef site located approximately 2.8 nautical miles west northwest of the mouth of Onancock Creek in the Chesapeake Bay. The reef (Anglers' Reef) is bounded by the Loran coordinates 41852 on the north, 41842 on the south, 27240 on the east, and 27243 on the west.

2D. CITY OF DANVILLE, #00-0352, requests authorization to widen by 12 feet, the Piedmont Drive bridge crossing of the Sandy River in the City of Danville. To facilitate the construction, a 26-foot wide temporary culvert causeway is proposed to be constructed along the southeast side of the bridge. Staff recommends approval with a time of year restriction between March 1 through June 1 to protect the spawning of Striped Bass, White Bass and Walleye, a condition requiring selected culverts to be countersunk to facilitate fish passage, and inclusion of our standard instream construction conditions. Upon completion of the project, staff also recommends a condition requiring the complete removal of the causeway and restoration of the area impacted by its construction.

2E. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, #00-0397, requests authorization to deploy an Offshore Petroleum Discharge System (OPDS)/Inland Petroleum Discharge System (IPDS), consisting of an 8-inch diameter submerged conduit charged only with potable water, between a fuel tanker situated a maximum of one (1) nautical mile offshore and the Fort Story beaches situated along the Chesapeake Bay. The proposed activities would occur a maximum of four (4) times annually, as part of the military's Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore training exercises, within the following area: Latitude 36o 57' 00" N, Longitude 76E 02' 43" W, Easterly to Latitude 35E 56' 43" N, Longitude 76o01' 29.5" W, and Southerly to Latitude 36o55' 54" N, Longitude 76o01' 30" W.

AGENDA
MAY 23, 2000
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  2F. WILLIAM H. THUMEL, JR., #00-0155, requests authorization to construct and backfill 1,020 linear feet of timber tongue-and-groove bulkheading, aligned a maximum of two feet channelward of the deteriorating structure, at his property situated along Crystal Lake in Virginia Beach. Recommend a royalty of $1,244.00 for the encroachment of the bulkhead and fill on 1,244 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $1.00 per square foot.

2G. CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE AND TUNNEL DISTRICT, #99-2209, requests authorization to mechanically dredge by clamshell method approximately 2,800 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material to establish maximum project depths of -15 feet at mean low water with a six-inch overdredge tolerance at its commercial docking facility situated along Little Creek Cove in Virginia Beach.

2H. CHESTERFIELD COUNTY UTILITIES DEPARTMENT, #00-0036, requests authorization to replace a 42-inch aerial gravity sewer line requiring the installation of three (3) support pedestals, approximately 125 linear feet of riprap and a temporary access road crossing Pocoshock Creek.

2I. HANOVER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, #00-0106, requests authorization to install, by the directional drill method, 75 linear feet of a 30" sanitary sewer force main under the Chickahominy River between Hanover and Henrico Counties.

2J. CITY OF HAMPTON, #93-0357, requests reactivation and extension of a previously issued permit to maintenance dredge approximately 12,000 cubic yards of bottom material from the Salt Ponds Entrance Channel in order to restore maximum project depths to minus eight (-8) feet below mean low water.

2K. FISHERIES MANAGEMENT DIVISION, #00-0406, #00-0407, #00-0408, requests authorization to construct three (3) oystershell reefs in the lower Rappahannock River, downriver of the Norris Bridge, on Public Ground #1 in Middlesex County.
 

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