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COMMISSION AGENDA JULY 23, 2002

** CALL TO ORDER

** INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA

1.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES - June 18, 2002 and July 11, 2002

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

3.  LEE ANDERSON, #99-2156
, requested authorization to install 60 linear feet and bulkhead and 58 linear feet of return walls on his property situated along the Chesapeake Bay in the City of Hampton. Coastal Primary Sand Dune and Beach Permit required.

4.  REGATTA POINT YACHT CLUB, #01-2177
, requests authorization to install fuel pumps and associated fuel lines to a previously authorized floating pier at their marina facility located near the mouth of Broad Creek in Middlesex County. The project is protested by several nearby property owners.

5.  NORTHWEST BRANCH OF TANNERS CREEK, L.L.C., #02-0089, requests authorization to dredge, by clamshell method, 8,620 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom in a 2,900-foot long by 30-foot wide channel with a 950-foot long by 30-foot wide spur channel to maximum depths of minus four (-4) feet at mean low water adjacent to their property situated along the Northwest Branch of Tanners Creek in the City of Norfolk. The material will be placed at Craney Island. The project is protested by an adjoining property owner and a concerned citizen.

6.  E. L. BOYCE, #02-0952, requests authorization to extend an existing pier 40 feet channelward and construct a 42-foot by 18-foot open-sided boathouse at the channelward end of the pier situated along Elmington Creek in Gloucester County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.

7.  AMHERST CO. RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT, #01-1753, requests authorization to convert two existing, abandoned Virginia Blue Ridge Railway bridges which span the Tye River and the Piney River into foot bridges. The crossings are being retrofitted as part of a seven-mile trail through portions of Amherst and Nelson Counties. The Tye River crossing is protested by an adjacent property owner.

8.  DONNA W. HOWLETT, #02-1184, requests authorization to install up to 50 linear feet of stone riprap revetment landward of mean low water at her property situated along Wathall Channel of the Appomattox River in Chesterfield County. Wetlands Permit required.

9.  WAYNE K. TAYLOR, #01-2142. Restoration Hearing related to placement of 150 feet of concrete panel bulkhead 7-10 feet channelward of an existing metal sheet bulkhead and the backfilling of the area between the two bulkheads within the intertidal area of the applicants property situated along the Appomattox River in Prince George County.

10. TABBS CREEK CIVIC ASSOCIATION, #95-1672
, requests an after-the-fact permit modification to dredge an additional 48 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous material and install two (2) temporary mooring piles in order to prepare an unauthorized off-load area associated with a current maintenance dredging permit for a channel into the mouth of Tabbs Creek in Lancaster County.

11.  STEVE PALMER, #02-0689, requests authorization to retain an 11-foot by 12-foot storage shed located at the channelward end of a private, non-commercial pier located along West Landing Creek in Mathews County. The project is protested by two residents in the vicinity.

12.  PUBLIC COMMENTS

13. RECOMMENDATIONS of the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board and the Commercial Fishing Advisory Board.

14. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-610-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting," requiring purse seine vessels to submit Captain's Daily Fishing Reports.

15. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-670-30 clarifying provisions pertaining to recreational crabbing.


** DATE OF NEXT COMMISSION MEETING: AUGUST 27, 2002

** ADJOURNMENT



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

2A. UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY, #02-1079, requests authorization to construct a 120-foot by 39-foot clear span bridge across McHenry Creek to facilitate realignment of State Route 745 in Washington County. Recommend a royalty in the amount of $612.00 for the encroachment over 2,040 square feet of State-owned subaqueous land at a rate of $0.30 per square foot.

2B. U.S ARMY CORPS. OF ENGINEERS, #01-1614
, requests a modification to their existing permit to dredge an additional 2000 cubic yards of sandy material from the Federal navigation channel at the mouth of the Coan River in Northumberland County. The Permittee has determined from a more recent bathymetric survey that the additional material will need to be dredged from channel area to achieve the desired depth. The additional sandy material will be hydraulically pumped on the previously permitted Public Ground #78 as part of the oyster replenishment program.

2C. JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION, #02-0920
, requests authorization to maintenance dredge up to 38,800 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous material from an access channel to the Jamestown Settlement within the James River in James City County. All dredge spoil to be placed in an adjacent, previously used, dredge disposal site within the James River. Recommend a time of year restriction from March 15 through June 30 of each year to protect anadromous fish.

2D. MICHAEL BOGESE, JR., #02-0804,
requests authorization to stabilize approximately 4,400 linear feet of eroding shoreline through the installation of a series of breakwaters and sills, and associated beach nourishment and to construct a 12-foot by 38-foot concrete boat ramp at the applicant's property situated along the James River in Charles City County. The proposed sills will impact 30,660 square feet of State-owned subaqueous lands; the breakwaters will impact 10,710 square feet of State-owned subaqueous lands; the beach nourishment (2,648 cubic yards) will impact 71,500 square feet of State-owned subaqueous lands; and the boat ramp will impact 240 square feet of State-owned subaqueous lands. Recommend approval with a proposed royalty of $3,575.00 for the beach nourishment impacting 71,500 square feet of State-owned subaqueous lands at a rate of $0.05 per square foot.

2E. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, #00-2103
, requests a permit modification to install a single, temporary, commercial mooring buoy, located at 36 51' 23.40 North Latitude and 76 20' 22.57"West Longitude in the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River to provide construction barge tie off for the Route 164 Pinners Point Interchange Bridge project. Recommend approval provided the buoy is marked in accordance with U. S. Coast Guard requirements. All other terms and conditions of the original permit are to remain in effect.

2F. WATERMAN'S MUSEUM, #02-0503, requests authorization to replace an existing pier with a 215-foot long by 8-foot wide open-pile commercial pier with a 20-foot long by 36-foot wide dock head and a 114-foot long by 8-foot wide finger pier adjacent to their property situated along the York River in York County.

2G. YORK RIVER YACHT HAVEN, #02-0978
, requests authorization to renovate piers 2, 3, 4, and 5 located on the south and east sides of the marina located along Sarah Creek in Gloucester County. Proposed renovations include the removal of the old pier pilings and decking and replacement with floating piers. The new floating piers are also proposed to include shellfish aquaculture upweller units. The new piers are proposed to be slightly re-oriented, but the channelward encroachment is proposed to be similar to that which has previously been permitted. The renovation would result in the net reduction of 49 slips. Recommend approval with the assessment of an annual royalty of $2,294.30 for the encroachment associated with piers 3, 4, and a portion of pier 5 over 45,886 square feet of State-owned submerged land at an annual rate of $0.05 per square foot.

2H. TOWN OF CHINCOTEAGUE, #02-1030, requests authorization to construct and backfill 384 linear feet of vinyl replacement bulkhead a maximum of two (2) feet channelward of a deteriorating bulkhead adjacent to Town property along Chincoteague Channel, 100 yards north of the bridge in the Town of Chincoteague.



VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE STEPHANIE MONTGOMERY (757-247-8088) NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

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