1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
** APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).
3. CONSENT ORDER (Commission approval of consent agreement).
** EXECUTIVE SESSION (if necessary).
4. JOHN W. GIBBS, JR., #99-0020. Continuation of the Commission's consideration of Mr. Gibbs' request for authorization to construct a 75-foot by 20-foot riprap breakwater and place 500 cubic yards of sandy material landward of the breakwater, as beach nourishment, adjacent to his property along the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County. The project is protested by three nearby property owners.
5. WALTER JOHNSON, #99-0972. Request by 25 or more freeholders of property in the City of Hampton for Commission review of the July 27, 1999, decision by the Hampton Wetlands Board to approve the installation of a 15-inch pipe culvert and fill for construction of a driveway at property situated along a manmade ditch with connection to Long Creek in the City of Hampton.
6. DAVID STEARNS, #99-0234. Commission review on appeal by 53 freeholders of property within the City of Norfolk of the August 11, 1999, decision of the Norfolk Wetlands Board to approve an application to replace and backfill 82 feet of existing bulkhead adjacent to the Stearns' property situated along the Lafayette River.
7. ROBERT T. GRACE, ET AL, #99-1145. Commission review of the August 5, 1999, decision of the Northumberland County Wetlands Board to approve the construction of two timber jetties to maintain a 60-foot long channel excavated through 1,500 square feet of intertidal wetlands and the filling of 1,440 square feet of State-owned submerged lands as mitigation for the excavation adjacent to the applicant's property situated along Dividing Creek in Northumberland County.
8. CITY OF NORFOLK, #99-1281, requests authorization to dredge 185,000 cubic yards of subaqueous bottom and construct two (2) mooring dolphins and a 974-foot long subaqueous steel sheetpile bulkhead to accommodate the mooring of the USS Wisconsin adjacent to Nauticus situated along the Elizabeth River. The project is protested by the Harbour Place Condominium Association.
September 28, 1999
9. PRIDE OF VIRGINIA SEAFOOD PRODUCTS, #99-0277, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain an 812-foot long by 84-foot wide commercial timber wharf adjacent to property situated along Cockrell Creek in Northumberland County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.
10. SHELTER HARBOR MARINE, #98-1180, requests authorization to install an intermediate mooring pile at each of their existing 49 wetslips and add fender piles along portions of the existing piers at their facility along Willetts Creek in Gloucester County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.
11. FAIRFAX COUNTY, #99-0424, has requested authorization to construct a 196-foot long bridge over Sugarland Run, a tributary to the Potomac River as part of the Wiehle Ave. Road Extension, Phase III. The bridge will cross approximately 25 feet of subaqueous State bottomlands of Sugarland Run. Additionally, a temporary construction bridge is proposed which will be removed upon completion of the road project. The project is protested by numerous individuals in the surrounding area.
12. DISCUSSION: Request by Coastal Design & Construction, Inc. to remove 4,000 doubles of eelgrass (Zostera marina) and 1,000 doubles of widgeon grass (Ruppia maritima) from the SAV beds located near the mouth of the York River near Hog Island in Gloucester County. The plants will be transported to and transplanted in the Patuxent River near Solomons Island in Calvert County, Maryland. The plants are to be removed on a one meter grid (one plug per square meter) and will be accomplished under the direction of VIMS. The project is part of a U. S. Navy effort to enhance the aquatic habitat adjacent to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
13. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-720-10-ET. SEQ., Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest," for the 1999-2000 Public Oyster Harvest Season.
14. REVIEW of Fishery Advisory Committees, etc.
15. DISCUSSION: A revision of the opening of the fourth quarter to landings from the offshore summer flounder fishery: Request for public hearing.
September 28, 1999
16. PUBLIC HEARING: Amendment of Regulation 4 VAC 20-890-10 et. seq., "Pertaining to Channeled Whelk," to establish a limited entry fishery for Virginia waters.
17. POLICY pertaining to Repeat Offenders.
18. 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.
September 28, 1999
2A. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #99-1157, requests authorization to construct an artificial fishing reef constructed of concrete rubble, concrete igloos and tetrahedrons, brick and other suitable construction materials, maintaining a minimum clearance of 15 feet from mean low water, in the Chesapeake Bay at a location 5.55 nautical miles SSW of the entrance to Cape Charles Harbor with the center of the reef location being 37-10-15 N, 76-02-59 W.
2B. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #99-1158, requests authorization to construct an artificial fishing reef constructed of concrete rubble, concrete igloos and tetrahedrons, brick and other suitable construction materials, maintaining a minimum clearance of 15 feet from mean low water, in the Chesapeake Bay at a location 2.8 nautical miles NW of the mouth of Nassawadox Creek with the center of the reef location being 37-29-33 N, 76-00-57 W.
2C. CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, #99-1482, requests authorization to rehabilitate seven (7) existing culvert tunnels crossing Cameron Run, a tributary to the Potomac River. Recommend standard instream construction conditions.
2D. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, #99-0728, requests authorization to place an 800-foot long cable, 13" in diameter, across the Rappahannock River to support a stream-gauging station in Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties.
2E. FAIRFAX COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY, #99-1029, requests authorization to place a raw water suction pipeline not to exceed 96", at least 38' below the bed of the Occoquan River and Little Occoquan Run for a subaqueous length of 250', combined for both crossings, in Prince William and Fairfax Counties.
2F. FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT ANIMAL PROTECTION, #99-0810, requests authorization to construct a 420 linear foot aluminum sheet pile replacement bulkhead with concrete riprap scour protection and a 24-foot long by 5-foot wide open-pile ramp adjacent to their property situated along Smith Creek in the City of Norfolk. Recommend a royalty of $840.00 for the filling of 840 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $1.00 per square foot.
2G. NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND, #99-1199, requests authorization to demolish Piers 21 and 22 and to replace Pier 21 with a 1,500-foot long by 95-foot wide precast concrete pier at the Norfolk Naval Station situated along the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk.
September 28, 1999
2H. CITY OF NORFOLK, #99-1566, requests authorization to construct a 200 foot long riprap groin spur and place 3,000 cubic yards of sand material for beach nourishment purposes adjacent to Willoughby Beach east of 8th View Street along the Chesapeake Bay.
2I. U.S. ARMY, #99-1458, requests authorization to dredge 6,000 cubic yards of accumulated sand and silt material from within a reservoir created by an existing diversion dam, and add an additional 104-foot long by 16-foot wide riprap revetment to the downstream side of the dam on the New River at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Montgomery County. Recommend approval with the inclusion of our standard instream work conditions for the construction activity.
2J. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, #99-0679, requests authorization to construct a boat launch ramp and upgrade and extend an existing pier, increasing the number of wet slips from 14 to 16, adjacent to their existing facility at Gunston Cove in Fairfax County.
September 28, 1999
3. VOLVO PENTA PROPERTIES, INC., #98-1685, request an after-the-fact permit modification for the construction of two (2) uncovered commercial boat lifts at their facility situated along Chuckatuck Creek in Suffolk. The applicant has agreed to pay a civil charge of $2,400.00 in lieu of further enforcement action.