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. 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. Continued from the May 25, 1999, Commission meeting.
5. JPM, INC., #96-1342, requests authorization to modify a previously issued permit for the construction of a 330-foot long bridge over Heartquake Creek and adjacent tidal wetlands at their property in King and Queen County. The project involves filling 3,060 square feet of vegetated wetlands for the construction of a 120 foot long causeway and the creation of a 7,675 square foot vegetated wetland mitigation site.
6. WILLIE E. BUSH, #99-0340, requests authorization to dredge a total of 280 cubic yards of State-owned submerged bottom to provide a channel with maximum depths of minus five (-5) feet (mlw) into "Old House Cove," an embayment of Dividing Creek in Northumberland County. Protestants include the adjacent property owners and an oyster ground leaseholder.
7. RAPPAHANNOCK PRESERVATION SOCIETY, #99-0773, requests authorization to construct ten (10) 600-foot diameter oyster reefs composed of prefabricated concrete modules placed in the lower Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point.
June 22, 1999
8. ALAN V. MONETTE, #99-0338, requests authorization to install a 12-foot pier extension and a 1,080 square foot open-sided, double-slip boathouse with an 864 square foot octagonal lighthouse replica above on his existing 175-foot long private pier situated along the Pagan River in Isle of Wight County.
9. PUBLIC HEARING: Commission consideration of changes proposed by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to Virginia General Permit VGP #1 for projects which conform to certain criteria and are undertaken by VDOT in, on, or over State-owned subaqueous lands anywhere within the Commonwealth.
10. FINAL DISCUSSION: Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, setting fishing devices proximate to the CBBT and the prohibited net fishing zone.
11. RECOMMENDATIONS of the Virginia Recreational Fishing Advisory Board and Commercial Fishing Advisory Board.
12. FAILURE to report commercial harvests.
13. DISCUSSION: Suitability of the inshore (Virginia water) conch-pot permitting system.
14. DISCUSSION: Request for emergency action to adjust the scup quota for the summer period.
15. APPEALS of Commercial Fisherman Registration License denials.
16. 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.
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.
June 22, 1999
2A. LONG BAY DEVELOPMENT, LTD, #99-0640, requests authorization to dredge by clamshell method approximately 10,880 cubic yards of bottom material, of which 6,250 cubic yards is State-owned subaqueous bottom, to provide maximum project depths of minus six (-6) feet at mean low water with a six-inch overdredge tolerance at their existing marina situated along the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach. Recommend approval with our standard dredge conditions and a royalty in the amount of $3,750.00 for the dredging of 6,250 cubic yards of new material at a rate of $0.60 per cubic yard.
2B. TAZEWELL COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, #99-0694, requests authorization to construct an 80-foot long by 35-foot wide concrete bridge with support pier across the Bluestone River immediately south of the intersection of State Routes 721 and 818 in Tazewell County. Recommend approval with our standard instream permit conditions.
2C. LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, #99-0144, requests authorization to install a fiber optic cable within VDOT R/W along Route 301 from Henrico County north through Hanover, Caroline and King George Counties to the Governor Harry Nice Memorial Bridge at the Virginia/Maryland State line. Recommend a royalty of $2,075.00 for the encroachment over 2,075 linear feet of State-owned bottom at a rate of $1.00 per linear foot.
2D. LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, #99-0601, requests authorization to install by directional boring method, fiber optic cable crossings under Miles Creek in Mecklenburg County and Shining Creek, Great Creek, Sturgeon Creek, Wagua Creek and the Meherrin River in Brunswick County and Buckskin Creek, Gravelly Run, Hatcher Run, Picture Branch, Cattail Run and the Nottoway River in Dinwiddie County. Recommend a royalty in the amount of $510.00 for the encroachment over 510 linear feet of State-owned bottom at a rate of $1.00 per linear foot for encroachment under each waterway.
2E. HOPE SPRINGS MARINA, LLC, #99-0474, requests authorization to extend two existing commercial docks with associated mooring piles to create 48 new wetslips at their existing marina facility situated along Aquia Creek in Stafford County. Recommend a royalty in the amount of $3,260.00 for the encroachment over 6,520 square feet at a rate of $0.50 per square foot.
2F. SUFFOLK DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, #99-0579, requests authorization to install a 16-inch diameter potable watermain to the Route 17, S. B. Hazelwood, Sr., bridge in Suffolk. The watermain will span 2,535 linear feet of State-owned bottom within Chuckatuck Creek.
June 22, 1999
2G. SUFFOLK DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, #99-0580, requests authorization to install a 24-inch diameter 1,013 linear foot watermain to the Route 17. Bennett's Creek bridge in Suffolk.
2H. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #99-0553, requests authorization to install a 145-foot long by 20-foot wide riprap spillway apron at the Goshen Dam, Lake Merriweather, in Rockbridge County. Recommend standard instream construction conditions.
2I. KINGSMILL RESORT, #99-0861, requests authorization to replace an existing floating dock with a 200-foot long by 10-foot wide main pier, a 200-foot long by 10-foot wide adjoining pier with ten (10) finger pies, a 66-foot long by 10-foot wide T-head with two (2) fuel pumps and a 5 x 10 roofed cashier's booth and 24 mooring piles adjacent to their property situated along the James River in James City County. Recommend an annual royalty of $263.00 for the encroachment over 5,260 square feet of State-owned bottom at a rate of $0.05 per square foot.
2J. WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY, #99-0784, requests authorization to construct a pedestrian bridge crossing of Woods Creek in the City of Lexington. Sixty-eight feet of the 432-foot long span will cross State-owned submerged lands. Recommend our standard instream construction conditions.