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COMMISSION AGENDA July 25, 2000

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.         DR. AND MRS. ALEXANDER J. PAPPAS, #99-1829. Commission review on appeal of the May 25, 2000, decision of the Accomack County Wetlands Board to approve in modified form a request to construct and backfill 102 linear feet of timber bulkhead, impacting 950 square feet of wetlands at their property situated along the  Chincoteague Bay.

5.         MR. AND MRS. W. L. FERGUSON, #00-0224, request authorization to construct a second private pier extending from their property situated along Montgomery Cove and the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County.  The project is protested by several nearby property owners.

6.         FORD KELLY, #99-2210, requests authorization to construct an 80-foot long by 8-foot wide, open-pile, timber, commercial pier with 816 square feet of service decking surrounding a 50-foot long by 29-foot wide, enclosed, commercial boathouse, which will rise approximately 27 feet above mean low water, adjacent to his property situated along Cockrell Creek in Northumberland County.  The project is protested by the adjacent property owner.

7.         BARBARA HIGGINBOTHAM, #99-0842.  Failure to comply with design condition of permit to remove and reconstruct a commercial pier adjacent to her property situated along Back Creek in York County.

Agenda
July 25, 2000
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 8.        COLONNA'S SHIPYARD, INC., #99-1636.  Show Cause Hearing to determine Colonna's Shipyard, Inc. and Norfolk Dredging Company's responsibility for over dredging conducted at Dry Dock #2 between January 23, 2000, and January 30, 2000, at the shipyard situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River and Pescara Creek in the City of Norfolk.

 9.        DISCUSSION: Commission consideration of guidance criteria regarding the removal and transplantation of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) from beds in Virginia's tidal waters to both in state and out of state locations for mitigation of project impacts and/or as habitat enhancement. 

10.       DISCUSSION:  Alternate methods of measuring minimum size limits of channeled whelk; Report of Conch Committee.

11.       PUBLIC HEARING:  Consideration of proposed amendments to Regulation 20-890-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to channeled whelk"  requiring the use of bait containers and limited quantities of bait.

12.       DISCUSSION:  Consideration of  emergency  action to reduce the horseshoe crab quota from from 710,000 crabs to 355,000 crabs.

13.       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.

Agenda
July 25, 2000
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2A.      CITY OF SALEM, #98-1992, requests authorization to construct a  new raw water intake structure which will extend approximately five (5) feet below ordinary high water adjacent to their property situated near the 4th Street Water Treatment Plant situated along the Roanoke River.  Recommend a time of year restriction from March 15 - June 30 to protect the Roanoke logperch and our standard instream construction conditions.

2B.      TRANSCONTINENTAL GAS PIPELINE CORP., #00-0730, requests authorization to conduct routine maintenance, anomaly digs and repair of an 80-mile section of existing gas pipeline right-of-way (Main line A) that involves the use of a "smart pig" diagnostic device to identify problem sections which may require immediate excavation, exposure and replacement of the gas pipeline.  These repairs may potentially impact multiple stream crossings along the line route in Pittsylvania, Appomattox, Campbell and Buckingham Counties. Staff recommends approval of the project with our standard instream construction conditions and prior notification to DGIF of any excavation required.

2C.      VIRGINIA MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, Artificial Reef Program, #94-0520, requests authorization for a three-year extension and modification of their existing permit to deploy steel hulled vessels in addition to pre-fabricated reef structures within the confines of the existing reef site.  All additional material deployed will maintain  the current 20-foot clearance requirement at the Northern Neck Reef located approximately seven (7) nautical miles east of the Great Wicomico Light in the Chesapeake Bay. 

2D.      NORFOLK SHIPBUILDING AND DRY DOCK CORP., #99-1879, requests authorization to modify a previously issued permit to include the installation of 95 linear feet of riprap scour protection adjacent to an existing steel sheetpile bulkhead at Pier #1 at their facility situated along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk.

2E.       COLONNA YACHTS, #98-1985, requests a modification to an existing permit to construct and relocate a 165-foot long by 22-foot wide, concrete, travel-lift pier and a 150-foot long by 22-foot wide travel lift pier in lieu of two (2) 150-foot long by 15-foot wide travel lift piers previously authorized adjacent to their facility situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk. Recommend an additional annual royalty of $228.00 for the additional encroachment over 2,280 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.10 per square foot.

2F.       TOLL ROAD INVESTOR PARTNERSHIP II, L.P., #00-0940, requests authorization to construct a roadway bridge widening over Broad Run, a tributary to the Potomac River, being part of the Dulles Greenway Toll Road widening project in Loudon County.  Recommend approval pending expiration of public comment with our standard intream construction conditions. 

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