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COMMISSION AGENDA JULY 24, 2001

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA

2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

*** SPECIAL PRESENTATION

3. GEORGE WILKIE, #01-0693-10. Commission review, on appeal by the City of Virginia Beach and 44 freeholders of property within the City, of the June 18, 2001, decision of the Virginia Beach Wetlands Board to approve, in modified form, a permit to construct two duplexes with decks, paved parking areas and utilities installation at property identified as lots 13 & 14, Block 36, adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay in the Ocean Park section of Virginia Beach. Applicant has requested a continuance until the Commission's August 28, 2001, meeting. 

4. ELTON W. TURPIN, JR., #01-0153-10. Commission review, on appeal by the City of Virginia Beach and 44 freeholders of property within the City, of the June 18, 2001, decision of the Virginia Beach Wetlands Board to approve, in modified form, a permit to construct one duplex with deck, paved parking area and utilities installation at property identified as lot 12, Block 36, adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay in the Ocean Park section of Virginia Beach. Applicant has requested a continuance until the Commission's August 28, 2001, meeting. 

5. BRUCE B. MILLS, #00-1488-10. Commission review on appeal of the June 18, 2001, decision by the Virginia Beach Wetlands Board to deny a permit to construct a single family residence with a timber bridge, utilities, paved parking and 340 feet of asphalt road involving a coastal primary sand dune in Virginia Beach.

6. MAGGIE G. RABEY, #00-1489-10. Commission review on appeal of the June 18, 2001, decision by the Virginia Beach Wetlands Board to deny a permit to construct a single family residence with a timber bridge, utilities, paved parking and 340 feet of asphalt road involving a coastal primary sand dune in Virginia Beach.

7. JEAN SIEBERT, ET AL, #01-0729-10. Commission review on appeal of the June 18, 2001, decision by the Virginia Beach Wetlands Board to deny a permit to construct and backfill 205 linear feet of steel, sheet-pile bulkheading, a single family residence, deck, paved parking and utilities involving a coastal primary sand dune in Virginia Beach.

8. DISCUSSION: Report on Habitat Management Advisor Committee (HMAC).

9. PUBLIC COMMENTS.

10. DISCUSSION: Establishment of a recreational eel pot license costing $10.00 and limiting the licensee to two eel pots, pursuant to HB 1572 adopted by the 2001 General Assembly. Request for public hearing.

11. RECOMMENDATIONS of the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board.

12. 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 YOU NEEDS.

SPECIAL NOTE: FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS OF THIS AGENDA.

PAGE 2 ITEMS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval)


2A. TRANSCONTINENTAL GAS PIPELINE CORP., #01-0434-20, requests authorization to perform routine maintenance activities (smart pig - internal pipeline inspection) at 26 jurisdictional stream crossings and make necessary in-stream pipeline repairs along an expanse of an existing gas pipeline in Fauquier, Prince William and Fairfax Counties. Recommend approval with standard instream conditions.

2B. U. S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Maritime Administration, MARAD), #01-1130-19, requests authorization to install 68 mooring legs consisting of buried plate anchors and associated chain and shackle appurtenances to secure up to 100 ships within the MARAD James River Fleet in the James River west of Fort Eustis in Isle of Wight County and the City of Newport News.

2C. NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND, #01-0596-15, requests authorization to replace Pier A at the Elizabeth River Deperming Station with a 632.5 linear foot open-pile pier, one new mooring dolphin, a cable reel platform, small boat ramp and 7-pile timber corner dolphin in the City of Norfolk.

2D. CITY OF HAMPTON, #01-0871-15, requests authorization to install two (2) breakwaters and associated beach nourishment adjacent to City property at Buckroe Beach.

2E. TOWN OF BIG STONE GAP, #01-0688-10, requests authorization to construct a concrete monitoring weir approximately 150' downstream of the Big Cherry Reservoir Water Treatment Plant and a new concrete dam across the South Fork of the Powell River approximately 165' downstream of the existing Big Cherry Dam to provide for a regional water supply facility for the Towns of Big Stone Gap, Norton, Wise, Appalachia and Pennington Gap in Wise County. Recommend approval with our standard instream permit conditions.

2F. CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, ET AL, #01-0951-10, requests authorization to nourish approximately five miles of Sandbridge Beach on a bi-annual basis by placing a total of approximately 3.5 million cubic yards of beach quality sand obtained from a borrow source located outside of Virginia's Territorial Sea. Recommend approval of an initial volume of 1.5 million cubic yards scheduled for the summer of 2002, with an additional two million cubic yards required for two (2) additional maintenance cycles tentatively planned for 2004 and 2006.

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