1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and
with staff recommendation for approval).
3. RAPPAHANNOCK PRESERVATION SOCIETY, #93-1526, requests
a five-year extension of the expiration date of their permit to
construct two (2) 900-foot diameter experimental oyster reefs
in the Rappahannock River. The Christ Church reef is currently
150-feet in diameter and the Steamer Rock reef is 350-feet in
4. MARGARET M. CLARK, #97-0409. Commission's review of
the April 17, 1997, Suffolk Wetlands Board decision to approve
300 linear feet of riprap revetment and associated backfill adjacent
to her property situated along the James River.
5. DONALD S. THORN. Staff seeks Commission authorization
to direct removal of a 10-foot wide by 15-foot long boathouse
that was constructed illegally over Public Oyster Ground No. 28.
in Westmoreland County.
6. THEODORE V. MORRISON, JR., #97-0184, requests permission
to construct a 16-foot wide by 35-foot long, private, non-commercial
open-sided boathouse at his property situated along Bennetts Creek
in the City of Poquoson.
7. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of a proposed regulation
to establish a 6-fish possession limit for spadefish taken by
recreational gear or commercial hook-and-line.
8. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to
Regulation 4 VAC 20-700-20 et. seq.," Cull Ring Requirements";
Regulation 4 VAC 20-270-40, "Season Limits"; and Regulation
4 VAC 20-370-20, "Culling Requirements", to improvement
enforcement of certain crab harvest restrictions.
MAY 27, 1997
9. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of adoption of a regulation designating shore-side locations for the offloading of condemned shellfish.
10. ROBERT H. REDFERN: Request for amendments to regulations
pertaining to recreational gill nets.
11. APPEALS of crab pot/peeler pot license denials.
12. RECOMMENDATIONS of the Recreational Fishing Advisory
Board and Commercial Fishing Advisory Board.
13. DISCUSSION: Request for amendment of Regulation 4 VAC
20-600-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to Pound Net License Sales."
14. DISCUSSION: Proposed amendment to Regulation 4 VAC
20-480-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to Eastern Shore Bayside
15. 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 (757) 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.
MAY 27, 1997
2A. CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, #96-1664, requests authorization
to maintenance dredge 50,000 cubic yards of accumulated silt,
sand and gravel from five (5) flood control channels, Cameron
Run, Holmes Run, Back Lick Run, Hoofs Run and Four Mile Run, to
return them to their original design configuration. The applicant
intends to install diversion dikes along the flood control channels
of direct flow away from the instream excavation and thereby maintain
a low flow channel at all times. Staff recommends that the standard
erosion and sediment control measures be required.
2B. TOWN OF CHRISTIANSBURG, #96-1086, requests a modification
to an existing permit for the crossing of Crab Creek in Montgomery
County with a concrete-encased treated wastewater effluent pipeline
and installation of an outfall diffuser pipe and adjacent concrete
hydraulic barrier in the New River. The modification involves
a realignment of the pipeline route which will reduce the number
of stream crossings from 18 to 10.
2C. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, #95-1288, requests authorization
to construct a 610-foot long parallel, concrete bridge immediately
upriver of the existing 168 bridge crossing of the Northwest River
2D. GREAT NECK POINT DREDGING ASSOCIATION, #95-0087, requests
a modification to their previously approved proposal to allow
for the additional dredging of approximately 912 cubic yards of
State-owned subaqueous bottom material to allow for a minor channel
reconfiguration in an embayment contiguous to the Lynnhaven River
in Virginia Beach. Recommend an additional royalty in the amount
of $273.60 for the dredging of 912 cubic yards of new material
at a rate of $0.30 per cubic yard.
2E. TOWN OF LAWRENCEVILLE, #97-0353, requests authorization
to install approximately ten linear feet of a 12" force main
crossing Roses Creek, a tributary to Great Creek located in Brunswick
County. Recommend inclusion of our standard instream construction
2F. CITY OF FRANKLIN, #97-0348, requests authorization
to install and backfill approximately 215 linear feet of timber
bulkhead approximately 3,016 square feet of community wharf, five
(5) 19-pile cluster dolphins and to repair an existing open-pile
city pier to provide community recreational access to the Blackwater
River. Recommend inclusion of our standard erosion and sediment
MAY 27, 1997
2G. CITY OF NORFOLK, #97-0400, requests authorization to
replace the existing single-span 29' 6" long Norview Avenue
bridge crossing of Rinda Creek, a tributary to Wayne Creek, with
a new 39' 9" long single-span bridge.
2H. NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND, #97-0141, requests
authorization to dredge approximately 150,000 cubic yards of subaqueous
material (30,000 cubic yards of which is maintenance), install
a 1,142 concrete deperming pier, modify the south end of pier
PS-4-A, install eight (8) dolphins (two of which are 25-foot by
20-foot aircraft carrier mooring dolphins), and four (4) single-timber
range piles, install a 120-foot by 60-foot staging platform with
an associated covered storage structure and ship sensory arrays
at their facility situated on the Elizabeth River in the City
2I. MOBILE OIL, #97-0440, requests authorization to maintenance
dredge, by clamshell method, approximately 20,000 cubic yards
of subaqueous material to restore maximum depths of -40 feet at
mean low water at their docking facilities adjacent to their property
situated on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the
City of Chesapeake. All dredged material will be transported to
Craney Island for disposal.
2J. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION, #97-0591,
requests authorization to rehabilitate the Hungry Mother Dam near
the Town of Marion to bring the dam into conformance with Virginia
Dam Safety Regulations. Construction activities will include one
temporary and one permanent crossing over Hungry Mother Creek
below the dam and repair of the spillway. Recommend inclusion
of our standard instream construction conditions.
2K. DOMINION TERMINAL ASSOC., #97-0121, requests after-the-fact
authorization to maintenance dredge, by clamshell method, approximately
40,000 cubic yards of subaqueous material per year to maintain
depths of -52 feet at their facility situated along the James
River in the City of Newport News. All dredge spoil will be transported
to Craney Island for disposal. Recommend a royalty in the amount
of $8,147.00 for the dredging of 27,156 cubic yards of subaqueous
material at a rate of $0.30 per cubic yard.
2L. CITY OF NORFOLK, #96-1807, requests authorization to
dredge a 110-foot wide, 1,800-foot long working channel and pipe
trench (maximum depth of channel and trench - 6-feet mean low
water and 12-feet mean low water respectively) for the placement
of a 30" water main pipe, to dredge a 75-foot wide by 800-long
access channel, and to cover the pipe with clean sandy material
after installation in Edgewater Haven, a tributary to the Lafayette
River in the City of Norfolk. All dredged material will be transported
to Craney Island or an approved upland site for disposal.