** CALL TO ORDER
** INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
** APPROVAL OF AGENDA
1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - May 28, 2002
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).
3. DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES, #02-0170, requests authorization to remove an existing, deteriorating public boat ramp and tending pier and to construct a new 16-foot wide concrete boat ramp extending 60 feet channelward of mean low water, and a 6-foot wide by 80-foot long tending pier extending 60 feet channelward of mean low water. The project is located at the Simonson Boat Landing on Morattico Creek in Richmond County. The project is protested by a nearby property owner.
4. CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG, ET AL, #01-0353, requests authorization to construct a temporary stone causeway and bridge structure across the Rappahannock River immediately upstream of the Embry Dam structure. The project is associated with the Army Corps of Engineers Embry Dam Removal project in the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County. The project is protested by adjacent property owners.
5. ROBERT LEE LAWSON, III, #2001-064. Protested Oyster Planting Ground Application for 25 Acres in Nandua Creek, near Cedar View Beach, in Accomack County.
6. THOMAS L. RASMUSSEN, #2001-066. Protested Oyster Planting Ground Application for 25 Acres in Nandua Creek, in the area of Cedar View Beach, in Accomack County.
7. ALLEN R. CAISON and HARRY S. COCKEY, #2001-086. Protested Oyster Planting Ground Application for 15 Acres in Nandua Creek, in Accomack County.
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS
9. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-252, "Pertaining to Striped Bass," to establish a 98,000 pound commercial harvest quota for coastal areas. This regulation was adopted as an Emergency Regulation on May 28, 2002.
10. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-620, "Pertaining to Summer Flounder," to establish a 17 1/2 inch minimum size limit and 8 fish possession limit, with no additional closed fishing days for the remainder of 2002. This regulation was adopted as an Emergency Regulation on May 28, 2002.
** DATE OF NEXT COMMISSION MEETING: JULY 23, 2002
PAGE 2 ITEMS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval)
2A. RICHMOND YACHT BASIN, #00-1752, requests authorization to modify a Commission decision from the February 27, 2002, meeting to allow a six-month extension for the fulfillment of special conditions set out for completion by June 30, 2002.
2B. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #94-0035, requests authorization to modify a previously authorized project to allow installation of a 20-inch diameter water main and a 20-inch diameter force main and a six-inch diameter steel gas main over 167 linear feet of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River on concrete pile bents rather than their permitted method of trenching and backfilling in the City of Chesapeake.
2C. MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION, #02-0633, requests authorization to install 206 linear feet of new 42-inch diameter cooling water pipeline attached to an existing bridge over the Jackson River in Alleghany County.
2D. ARMY TRANSPORTATION CENTER, #02-0378, requests authorization to remove an existing timber and concrete pier and replace with a new 85-foot by 720-foot concrete pier to include a 100-foot by 237-foot L-head and numerous mooring dolphins to create five (5) wetslips upon State-owned subaqueous bottomland adjacent to the Fort Eustis Third Port facility in Skiffes Creek in the City of Newport News.
2E. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #02-0524, Fisheries Management Division requests reauthorization of an existing artificial fishing reef constructed of environmentally compatible concrete construction materials, designed concrete habitat structures, environmentally prepared steel hulled vessels, military vehicles, and subway cars, maintaining a minimum clearance of 15 feet from mean low water, in the Atlantic Ocean approximately four (4) nautical miles southeast of Wachapreague Inlet near the three-mile limit in Accomack County. The reef is centered at 37° 33' 15" N Latitude, 75° 32' 29" W Longitude. Marked in accordance with all applicable U. S. Coast Guard requirements.
2F. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #92-0616, requests authorization to modify their existing permit to place up to 175,000 cubic yards of material dredged from the Swash Bay/White Trout Creek Channel portion of the Waterway on the Coast of Virginia (WCV). All dredged material will be pumped to the existing overboard placement site in Swash Bay. Recommend a one-time change in condition #16, which imposes a time-of-year restriction from July 1 through September 30, be lifted between July 1 and July 21, to accommodate the upcoming dredging.
2G. CITY OF LYNCHBURG, #02-0736, requests authorization to install three (3) 20-foot wide culvert structures to replace an existing smaller deteriorating structure, across Fishing Creek at Campbell County. Recommend standard instream construction conditions.
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