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COMMISSION AGENDA MAY 28, 2002

** CALL TO ORDER

** INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - April 23, 2002

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

3. U. T. BROWN, ET AL, #02-0365. Commission review on appeal of the April 15, 2002, decision by the Virginia Beach Wetlands Board to deny a permit to construct an in-ground swimming pool, concrete patio, timber deck and an additional driveway involving a Coastal Primary Sand Dune in Virginia Beach.

4. REGATTA POINT YACHT CLUB, #01-2177, requests authorization to install fuel pumps and associated fuel lines to a previously authorized floating pier at their marina facility located near the mouth of Broad Creek in Middlesex County. The project is protested by several nearby property owners.

5. SILVER COMPANIES ENTITIES, #00-1816, requests authorization to construct an aerial gondola over the Rappahannock River, approximately one (1) mile west of the I-95 bridge crossing in Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg. The gondola is associated with the "Celebrate Virginia" planned community and is proposed as a means of access to the community from areas south of the Rappahannock River. The project is protested by several residents of the Fredericksburg area.

6. DENNIS W. SMITH, #02-0295, requests authorization to construct a 32-foot by 30-foot enclosed boathouse which includes a 10-foot by 12-foot storage shed at the channelward end of a proposed 107-foot long private pier adjacent to his property situated along the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County.

7. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #02-0572, requests authorization to temporarily install one (1) 20-foot high timber pile with reflector targets on Dawson Shoals and one (1) 20-foot high timber pile with reflector targets on the north end of Parramore Island in Accomack County. A Coastal Primary Sand Dunes/Beach permit is required.

8. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #01-1986, requests authorization to place up to l00,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the maintenance of the Chesapeake Bay to the Magothy Bay portion of the (WCV) Federal Project Channel in Northampton County upon two previously used spoil sites, adjacent to Holly Bluff Island and Public Ground #18 in Magothy Bay. Wetlands and Subaqueous permits are required.

9. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #01-2103, requests authorization to place up to 45,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the dredging of the Bradford Bay Channel in Accomack County, adjacent to State-owned marsh over a section of non-vegetated wetlands (mud and sand flat) along the northern end of Bradford Bay near the Haul Over. Wetlands and Subaqueous permits are required.

10. PUBLIC COMMENTS

11. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-910-10 et seq. "Pertaining to Scup" to increase the summer period quota from 2,774 pounds to 4,987 pounds. 

12. Recommendations of the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board

13. Update on Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's review of Virginia's summer flounder regulations. Request for emergency regulations to modify the recreational summer flounder harvest limits.

14. Update on Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's review of Virginia's coastal striped bass harvest. Request for public hearing to modify commercial harvest restrictions.

15. Dr. Bob Orth, VIMS, presentation on the effects of boat scarring on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation.

16. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed regulations pertaining to the establishment of blue crab sanctuaries and management and enhancement areas and prohibitions on the harvest of sponge crabs.

17. DISCUSSION: Request for public hearing to consider amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-610-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting" to require the submission of Captain's Daily Fishing Reports by all purse seine and snapper rig vessels landing in Virginia. 

** DATE OF NEXT COMMISSION MEETING: JUNE 18, 2002

** ADJOURNMENT


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

2A. CITY OF LEXINGTON, #02-0584, requests authorization to construct a 250-foot long by 12-foot wide open-pile pedestrian bridge over the Maury River to connect two nature trails. Recommend standard instream construction conditions.

2B. NORFOLK SHIPBUILDING AND DRYDOCK CORPORATION, #02-0427, requests authorization to dredge 42,000 cubic yards of new material and 20,000 cubic yards of maintenance to create a 670-foot long by 150-foot wide berthing area with maximum depths of -52 feet below mean low water adjacent to their property situated along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk. Recommend a royalty of $18,900.00 for the dredging of 42,000 cubic yards at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard.

2C. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #02-0423. The Fisheries Management Division requests authorization to construct two (2) oyster reef sanctuaries, each measuring 300 feet long by 60 feet wide with maximum heights of approximately five (5) feet off the bottom, constructed of oyster and clam shell, and centered at 36 46' 35" N Latitude, 76 18' 10" W Longitude and at 36 45' 26" N Latitude and 76 17' 53" W Longitude. Both are located in the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Chesapeake. The proposed reefs are to be marked in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard requirements.

2D. NORTHWEST BRANCH OF TANNERS CREEK, L.L.C., #02-0089, requests authorization to dredge, by clamshell method, 15,700 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom in a 2,900-foot long by 30-foot wide channel with a 950-foot long by 30-foot wide spur channel to maximum depths of minus four (-4) feet at mean low water adjacent to their property situated along the Northwest Branch of Tanners Creek in the City of Norfolk. The material will be placed at Craney Island. Recommend a royalty of $7,065.00 for the dredging of 15,700 cubic yards at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard.

2E. CAMP PEARY, #02-0520, requests authorization to repair an existing road crossing by installing 90 linear feet of riprap on the southern bank, 64 linear feet of riprap on the northern bank, two (2) 45-foot long culverts, and a 35-foot long by 14-foot wide splash apron at the downstream end of the culverts adjacent to property located at the confluence of Queen's and Herring Creeks in York County.

VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE STEPHANIE MONTGOMERY (757-247-8088) NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

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