APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY, #10-0658, requests permission to
cross approximately 513 linear feet of State owned submerged land with
a new 12 kV aerial distribution line, the new distribution line will
cross the New River at SR 94 Bridge (new) in Grayson County. The
project is protested by an adjacent property owner.
6. MARK DOUGLAS, #10-0921, requests authorization to construct two (2) low profile timber groins extending 48 feet channelward of mean high water adjacent to his property situated along the York River at 1626 Jenkins Neck Road in Gloucester County. The project requires both a subaqueous permit and a Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches permit.
7. ROBERT WINFREE, #10-1025, requests authorization to reconstruct and reinforce an existing concrete block retaining wall/bulkhead structure and to install a 30-foot long concrete block groin structure extending up to 20 feet channelward of mean low water at his property situated along the James River at 112 Eagle Bluff Drive in the Town of Claremont in Surry County. The project requires both a subaqueous permit and a Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches permit.
8. GUILFORD HEIGHTS ASSOCIATION, #10-0816,
requests after the fact authorization to retain a previously installed
and unauthorized 186 linear foot concrete block retaining wall/bulkhead
structure at their property situated along the James River in Surry
County. The project requires a Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and
9. SARAH CARNEAL, #10-0686, requests authorization to construct a 12-foot wide by 85-foot long riprap breakwater with 156 cubic yards of sand placed landward of the breakwater as beach nourishment and to construct a 50-foot long vinyl groin adjacent to her property situated along the Piankatank River at 975 Wilton Creek Road in Middlesex County. The project requires both a subaqueous permit and a Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches permit.
10. JAMES COVINGTON, #10-0898, requests authorization to remove three (3) deteriorated timber groins and to construct three (3) new vinyl groins extending 42 feet channelward of mean high water adjacent to his property situated along Fishing Bay at 443 Stove Point Road in Middlesex County. The project requires both a subaqueous permit and a Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches permit.
11. STEVE JOHNSON, #10-0937, requests authorization to remove a deteriorated groin and to construct a new vinyl groin extending 50 feet channelward of a deteriorated bulkhead and to construct 50 linear feet of replacement vinyl bulkhead aligned a maximum of two feet channelward of the old bulkhead adjacent to his property situated along the Rappahannock River at 752 Felton Road in Middlesex County. The project requires both a subaqueous permit and a Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches permit.
12. CHINCOTEAGUE INN, RAYMOND BRITTON, MANAGER, Violation #10-09. Consideration of the failure to comply with a Commission notice to remove from State owed submerged lands, the western 54-foot by 13.6- foot section of a floating platform installed as a restaurant sitting/dining area along Chincoteague Channel in the Town of Chincoteague.
13. BAYLOR GROUND ADJUSTMENT, NOMINI BAY, WESTMORELAND COUNTY. Staff request for Commission approval of adjustment of Baylor Ground, originally created by Acts of the Assembly, Chapter 632, approved April 2, 1902. Adjustment to correct encroachment upon upland land parcels. Request is pursuant to Section 5, 28.2 553 (Reestablishment of lines of Baylor survey; procedure; evidence of reestablished lines) of the Code of Virginia.
14. PUBLIC COMMENTS
15. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of
amendment to Regulation 4 VAC 20-270-20 et seq. "Pertaining to
Crabbing" to continue the 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily time limit for crab
pots and peeler pots through September in 2010.
16. VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE, Presentation of Dr. Bob Orth’s annual review of the status of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation including the VIMS request to authorize the renewal of the 507.90 acre set-aside area in Hog Island Bay, for seagrass restoration that was last established by the Commission at their August 23, 2005, meeting.
17. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: for the 2010-2011 public oyster season requiring amendments to Regulations 4VAC20-720-10 et seq, "Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest", 4VAC20-650-10 et seq, "Establishment of Oyster Sanctuary Areas", and 4VAC20-260-10 et seq, "Pertaining to Designation of Seed Areas and Clean Cull Areas".
18. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: for amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-1230-10 et seq "Pertaining to Restrictions on Shellfish" regarding the use of identification tags for shellfish harvest containers.
19. DISCUSSION: concerning a Conservation and Replenishment Program project to allow the harvest of seed oysters by private planters from areas permitted for shell dredging in the upper James River between September 13 and September 24, 2010.
20. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: to consider the establishment of a Fishermen Identification Program as authorized by Section 28.2-302.1:1 of the Code of Virginia and to amend Regulation 4VAC20-1090-10 et seq. to raise saltwater recreational fishing license fees.
PAGE 2 ITEMS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).
2A. THE GREEN ASSOCIATION, #10-1199, requests authorization to install 1,688 linear feet of quarry stone riprap revetment extending a maximum of ten (10) feet channelward of an existing, deteriorated timber bulkhead at several locations at their residential shoreline on Dead and Bones Cove of Carter Creek in Lancaster County.
2B. NORTHROP GRUMMAN SHIPBUILDING INC, #10-0518, requests authorization to mechanically maintenance dredge, on an as needed basis, up to 300,000 cubic yards of State owned bottom material from the James River to maintain depths of minus fifty (-50) feet below mean low water adjacent to Pier 3, minus thirty seven (-37) feet below mean low water adjacent to Pier 6, minus seventy two (-72) feet below mean low water at the Floating Dry Dock basin, and minus forty nine (-49) below mean low water adjacent to Dry Dock 11. All dredged material will be disposed of at Craney Island or an approved upland disposal location.
2C. NORTHROP GRUMMAN NEWPORT NEWS, #05-1746, requests authorization to modify their existing permit to retain the 12,750 square foot platform associated with the previous steam generation facility at Pier 3 situated along the James River in Newport News. The platform will be used for waterfront security.
2D. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #10-0516, requests authorization to construct a 42-foot wide by 392-foot long armor stone breakwater with a maximum height of 7 feet above mean low water in the Chesapeake Bay between the Officers Beach and the Enlisted Beach directly adjacent to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story-West in Virginia Beach. A maximum of 3,000 cubic yards of sandy beach material will be placed on the beach and channelward of mean low water to create a temporary construction access.
2E. GRAVEYARD COVE DREDGE, LLC, #09-1320, requests authorization to install a total of 213 linear feet of inlet jetties consisting of composite bulkhead and marsh toe revetments, and maintenance dredge by mechanical method, approximately 738 cubic yards of State owned submerged bottom to achieve maximum depths of -3.0 feet at mean low water adjacent to properties in the Kline Farm subdivision, situated along Graveyard Cove and the Eastern Branch of the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach. Dredged spoils will be barged and offloaded at commercial marine property in Portsmouth. Staff recommends a royalty of $153.00 for the 153 square feet of fill associated with the bulkhead portions of the jetties at $1.00 per square foot.
2F. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #09-1712, requests authorization to construct a 23-foot wide by 137-foot long, open pile, concrete boat ramp; construct a 15-foot wide by 146-foot long floating tending pier/wave attenuator with a 5.3-foot wide by 35-foot long gangway; construct a 14-foot wide by 152- foot long floating pier along an existing bulkhead, with a 4-foot by-8 foot, open pile platform and a 5.3-foot wide by 35-foot long gangway for access to the pier; and install six (6) ladders and 24 concrete fender piles on the existing bulkhead along Ranger Avenue, to support operations at the V47 Combat Craft Facility situated along Willoughby Bay at Naval Station Norfolk in the City of Norfolk. The proposed project also calls for the construction of portions of the boat ramp within a temporary 34-foot by 100-foot sheet pile cofferdam, and the temporary excavation and replacement of approximately 50 cubic yards of sandy bottom material to allow for the installation of the lowest pile caps of the ramp within the proposed cofferdam.
2G. U.S. COAST GUARD, #10-0552, requests
authorization to replace a previously existing floating pier with a new
6-foot wide by 76-foot long floating pier, and to install a new
approximately 91-foot long floating tending pier with widths ranging
between 6 and 9.5 feet along side an existing boat ramp, adjacent to
the small boat piers situated along Craney Island Creek at U.S. Coast
Guard Base Support Unit Portsmouth in the City of Portsmouth.
2H. TOWN OF GLEN LYN, #10-0761, requests authorization to install a 6-inch diameter water line attached to the existing Route 649 bridge, crossing over 112 linear feet of the East River in Giles County.
2I. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #10-0905, requests authorization to install a 20-foot wide riprap toe protection structure extending 13 feet into the Little Calfpasture River, immediately downstream of the Goshen Dam and Lake Merriweather in Rockbridge County.
2J. FIGG BRIDGE DEVELOPERS, LLC, #09-0797, requests authorization to modify their existing permit for the Jordan Bridge replacement project to extend the time period for removal of the existing Jordan Bridge such that “complete removal of the existing Jordan Bridge structure from State-owned subaqueous bottom shall occur within the timeframe required by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) permit number 1-09-5 and subsequent approvals". The demolition activities authorized by the USCG are to be completed by October 11, 2011. The VMRC permit required complete removal of the existing bridge structure one (1) year from the permit issuance date of August 25, 2010.
PAGE 3 ITEMS Consent Agenda Items.
3A. STEPHEN HOCK, #10-0522, requests after the fact
authorization to retain a 134-foot replacement bulkhead adjacent to his
property at 2205 River Drive situated along the Potomac River in King
George County. The applicant has agreed to pay a $600.00 civil
penalty and a triple permit fee of $75.00 in lieu of any further
3B. FRANK B. NELMS. JR, #09-0909, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a previously constructed and unauthorized private-use pier, being 4.5-feet wide by 60-feet long, to include an 8-foot by 8-foot L-head, and one associated mooring dolphin, at the applicant’s property situated along the Nansemond River at 2075 Wilroy Road in the City of Suffolk. The pier represents a second riparian pier at the same property and is adjacent to an existing boat ramp. The applicant has agreed to payment of triple permit fees of $75.00 and a civil charge of $1,800.00 in lieu of any further enforcement action.
VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE JANE MCCROSKEY (757-247-2215) NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.
FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.