1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).
3. GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PARKWAY, #97-0987, requests authorization to construct a 78 linear foot open-pile, steel, reinforced pedestrian walkway, a 60.7 and a 45-foot long riprap revetments over and along Spout Run adjacent to the northbound lane of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington. Wetlands and subaqueous permits are required.
4. SYED HYDER, #97-1013, requests authorization to construct 140 linear feet of bulkhead at his property situated along the Mattaponi River in King and Queen County. A wetlands permit is required.
5. DISCUSSION: Request for approval to advertise for Public Hearing proposed regulatory actions for the upcoming 1997-98 Public Oyster Ground Harvest Season.
6. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-480-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to Eastern Shore Bayside Management Areas."
7. PRESENTATION: Economic Importance of the Commercial Fishing Industry and Saltwater Angling, Dr. James Kirkley, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
8. APPEALS of crab pot license denials.
9. APPEALS of Commercial Fishermen Registration License denials.
August 26, 1997
10. DISCUSSION: Request for adjustments to commercial flounder trip limit during the fourth quarter, 1997.
11. DISCUSSION: Request to open Dominion Terminal dredge site for the harvest of clams prior to dredging (September 1). Emergency regulation required.
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.
August 26, 1997
2A. ROCKINGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, #97-0921, requests authorization to conduct various stream restoration projects involving cobble and debris removal, stream channel modification and bank stabilization along the North Fork of the Shenandoah and North River, Briery Branch, Capon Run, Fawleys Run, Big Run, Elk Run, Marshall Run and Hawksbill Creek in association with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Program at non-exigency sites in Rockingham County.
2B. RADFORD ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT/ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS, #97-0591, requests authorization to construct a 36-inch diameter outfall pipeline and multiport discharge diffuser which will extend approximately 400 feet into the New River, and install 60 linear feet of quarry stone and rock riprap for bank stabilization at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Montgomery and Pulaski Counties. The outfall pipeline will be buried a minimum of two (2) feet below the natural river bottom and is designed to bring the facility into compliance with the Department of Environmental Quality's effluent toxicity and temperature requirements. Recommend inclusion of standard instream work conditions to minimize impacts to the waterway during construction activities and a royalty in the amount of $400 for the encroachment at a rate of $1.00 per linear foot.
2C. MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, #97-0589, requests authorization to conduct various stream restoration projects involving cobble, sand and debris removal, stream channel modification and bank stabilization along the Rose, Robinson, Hughes, Conway, Middle and Rapidan Rivers, Garth Run, White Walnut Run and Mullato Run in association with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Program at non-exigency sites. Recommend inclusion of standard instream work conditions to minimize impacts to the waterways during construction.
2D. PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY, #97-1021, requests authorization to cross 56 linear feet of Fall Creek with an aerial sewerline to connect the proposed Evergreen Subdivision with the existing Fall Creek Intercepter sewerline at a location approximately one mile northwest of Danville in Pittsylvania County. Recommend approval with the inclusion of our standard in-stream construction conditions.
2E. CITY OF LYNCHBURG, #97-0800, requests authorization to cross a total of 48 linear feet of Ivy Creek at two sites with a submerged sewerline near the intersection of Link Road and Hurdle Hill Road in the City of Lynchburg. Recommend approval with the inclusion of our standard in-stream construction conditions.
August 26, 1997
2F. MOON ENGINEERING CO., INC., #97-0382, requests authorization to construct a 900-foot long by 60 feet commercial pier, install two (2) concrete dolphins, and dredge approximately 200,000 cubic yards of material (of which 20,000 is considered maintenance) to obtain maximum depths of -33 feet at mean low water adjacent to their facility situated on Scotts Creek, a tributary to the Elizabeth River in the City of Portsmouth. All dredged material will be taken to Craney Island for disposal. Recommend an annual royalty of $2,790.00 for the encroachment over 55,800 square feet of subaqueous land at a rate of $0.05 per square foot, and a royalty of $54,000.00 for the dredging of 180,000 cubic yards of subaqueous land at a rate of $0.30 per cubic yard. In addition, recommend that 7,455 clams (2-2 7/8 inch) and 2,500 cubic yards of shell be mitigated by Moon Engineering Co., Inc.
2G. COLONNA'S SHIPYARD, #97-1249, requests authorization to temporarily install a 150-foot long by 60-foot wide portable steel framed, open-sided roof structure and associated piles as a work shelter on the western side of their Pier #1 berthing facility adjacent to their property situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk. Recommend a royalty of $2,700 for the encroachment over 9,000 square feet of subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.30 per square foot.
2H. BUSH PROPERTIES, #97-0690, requests authorization to construct three (3) interfacing breakwaters totaling 390 linear feet, install 1,750 linear feet of riprap, and place 1,500 cubic yards of sand as beach nourishment adjacent to their property situated along the James River in James City County. Recommend an annual royalty of $45.00 for the filling of 9,000 square feet of State-owned subaqueous land at a rate of $0.05 per square foot.