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. KAY L. NEER, #99-0139. Commission review of the April 22, 1999, decision of the Accomack County Wetlands Board to approve construction of an open-pile, elevated, single-family home and deck over 508 square feet of vegetated tidal wetlands in the Town of Chincoteague.
5. ACCOMACK COUNTY, #98-2047, requests authorization to install a 100-foot long by 32-foot wide concrete public boat ramp with associated stone riprap and two (2) 94-foot long by 6-foot wide tending piers with 6-foot by 24-foot L-heads along Pungoteague Creek near the Town of Harborton in Accomack County. The project is protested by a nearby property owner.
6. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, #99-0532, requests authorization to replace the existing Route 60 bridge over Little Creek with a 413-foot long by 90-foot wide four-lane bridge which will allow navigable access to Pretty Lake in Norfolk. The project includes the replacement of a stormwater outfall, the construction of two (2) temporary riprap causeways, and the dredging of 400 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom.
7. JOHN VIGLIOTTA, #99-0472, requests authorization to install 600 linear feet of 8-inch mesh netting, supported by 15 PVC poles, around a 28,350 square foot area of the North River to exclude cownose rays from a soft clam aquaculture growout area near the Anchorage in Gloucester County. The project is protested by a nearby property owner.
8. DAVID STEARNS, #99-0234. Commission review on appeal by 46 freeholders of property within the City of Norfolk of the April 14, 1999, decision of the Norfolk Wetlands Board to approve an application to replace and backfill 82 feet of existing bulkhead adjacent to the Stearns' property situated along the Lafayette River.
May 25, 1999
9. REPEAT OFFENDERS.
10. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of an extension of the James River Public Oyster Harvest Season through June 30, 1999. Regulation 4 VAC 20-720-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest" will be amended by this proposed season extension.
11. EDWARD H. BENDER: Hearing to reconsider his request for a black drum fishing permit which was denied on March 23, 1999.
12. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-80-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to the Setting of Fishing Devices Proximate to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, " to extend the prohibited net fishing zone to the new bridge spans.
13. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of proposed crab regulations to terminate all crab license sales and transfers of licenses, to require the tagging of all crab pots and peeler pots, to reduce the number of peeler pots from 400 to 200 per license, to establish minimum and maximum size limits on female crabs, and to establish a 1:00 p.m. daily time limit on crabbing.
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.
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 25, 1999
2A. BELMONT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, #95-0233, requests authorization to reactivate and extend their permit to complete a previously approved modified application to construct the remaining requested piers, floating docks and floating breakwaters at their property situated along the Occoquan River in Prince William County.
2B. VIRGINIA POWER, #99-0395, requests authorization to install, by the embedded plow method, a 19,875 linear foot fiber optic cable crossing of Hampton Roads, 400 feet east of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel between Norfolk and Hampton. Recommend an annual royalty of $1,987.50 for the encroachment under 19,875 linear feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.10 per linear foot.
2C. CITY OF NORFOLK, #98-1509, requests authorization to modify a previously issued permit to include the construction of an 86-foot stone breakwater spur on the west side of an existing stone jetty situated along the Chesapeake Bay in East Ocean View.
2D. NEWPORT NEW SHIPBUILDING & DRYDOCK CO., #99-0597, requests authorization to dredge by mechanical method an additional 26,420 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom from a previously permitted maintenance dredge area for the purposes of installing three (3) 66-foot long by 66-foot wide concrete footings for a "jack-up barge" between Piers 8 and 9 at their facility situated along the James River in the City of Newport News. Recommend a royalty in the amount of $11,889.00 for the dredging of 26,420 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard.
2E. GEORGE WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON NATIONAL FORESTS, #96-0418, requests authorization to construct a 630-foot long prefabricated pedestrian bridge and the emplacement of 125 linear feet of riprap revetment in order to reroute the Appalachian National Scenic Trail at the James River crossing in Bedford and Amherst Counties.