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COMMISSION AGENDA October 24, 2000

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

3. EXECUTIVE SESSION (if necessary).

4. KENNETH D. WILKINS, #00-0650. Commission review on appeal of the August 21, 2000, decision by the Virginia Beach Wetlands Board to deny a permit to construct and backfill 1,050 linear feet of steel sheetpile bulkheading involving a coastal primary sand dune and beach in Virginia Beach. Continued from the September 26, 2000, meeting.

5. WILLIAM McDONOUGH, #00-1107, requests after-the fact authorization to retain 128 linear feet of vinyl bulkhead, constructed two feet channelward of an existing deteriorated bulkhead at his property situated along Chincoteague Channel in the Town of Chincoteague. Continued from the September 26, 2000, meeting.

6. HANOVER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, #99-1877, requests authorization to install a treated wastewater diffuser structure in the Pamunkey River. The project is protested by the adjacent property owner and others. Continued from the August 29, 2000, meeting.

7. SHOW CAUSE HEARING: Commission consideration of Mr. Roger McKinley's failure to remit the civil charges agreed to in November 1999 given his performance as the agent and contractor responsible for permit violations associated with an authorized dredging project (Mr. Willie E. Bush/#99-0340) conducted within Old House Cove, a tidal tributary to Dividing Creek in Northumberland County.

8. BEVANS OYSTER CO., #99-1812, requests authorization to modify an existing permit to construct a bulkhead up to 3.5 feet channelward of an existing deteriorated bulkhead adjacent to their seafood facility along the Northwest Yeocomico River in Westmoreland County. Current permit allows construction up to 2.5 feet of the existing bulkhead.

9. CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION, #00-1653, requests authorization to deploy a maximum of three hundred (300) 3-foot wide by 3-foot long by 2-foot high oyster aquaculture cages within a 100-foot by 570-foot area along the Northeast Branch of Sarah Creek in Gloucester County. The aquaculture structures are proposed to be located within 100 feet of the shoreline, in waters which are approximately 2 feet deep at mean low water. The oysters are being grown for restoration purposes and are intended to be transplanted to established sanctuary oyster reefs. The project is protested by a nearby property owner.

10. PARKER'S CRAB SHORE, INC., ET AL, #00-1498, requests authorization to construct a 42-foot by 44-foot commercial pier platform with a 12-foot by 16-foot covered area and four (4) temporary mooring spaces adjacent to an existing pier for the purpose of serving food and beverages at their restaurant situated on Monroe Bay in the Town of Colonial Beach.

11. NOVA TURF FARM, INC., 99-1980, requests authorization to install a 6-inch water intake pipe in Cedar Run, a tributary to the Occoquan River in Prince William County, for use in their commercial sod farm operation. The project is protested by a number of local residents.

12. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of the proposed Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Transplantation Guidelines.

13. REPEAT OFFENDERS.

14. PUBLIC HEARING: ASMFC-mandated amendments to 4 VAC 20-110-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Lobsters."

15. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC-20-540-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Spanish and king mackerel."

16. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposals pertaining to management of the 4th quarter 2000 offshore summer flounder fishery, as established by Regulation 4 VAC 20-620-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Summer Flounder."

17. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposals to modify current regulations governing the commercial hook and line fishery: Regulation 4 VAC 20-995-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Commercial Hook-and-Line Fishing"; Regulation 4 VAC 20-252-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Striped Bass"; and, Regulation 4 VAC 20-755-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Artificial Reefs."

18. RECOMMENDATIONS of the Commercial Fishing Advisory Board.

19. DISCUSSION: Proposed revision of the patent tong seasons in the York River and Poquoson River Shellfish Management Areas and the time-of-day restriction in the Newport News Shellfish Management area.

20. REQUEST for emergency action to lower the Virginia commercial landings quota of horseshoe crabs.


21. BRIEFING by Michael D. Clower, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department.


22. 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.

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2A. NORFOLK SHIPBUILDING AND DRYDOCK CORP., #00-1347, requests authorization to maintenance dredge, by mechanical method, 57,777 cubic yards of subaqueous bottom material to maintain depths of -40 feet at mean low water adjacent to their Berkley Plant situated along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk. 

2B. MR. AND MRS. CONRAD C. HYLTON, #00-1157, request authorization to construct 515 linear feet of riprap revetment, 190 linear feet of riprap marsh toe sill, five (5) 14-foot wide riprap breakwaters totaling 285 linear feet, place 750 cubic yards of sand as beach nourishment landward of the breakwaters, a 12-foot by 75-foot boat ramp, and a 26-foot by 46-foot open-sided boathouse at the channelward end of a 450-foot long private pier proposed to replace a similar length pier adjacent to their property along the North River in Gloucester County.


2C. CITY OF SUFFOLK, #00-0893, requests authorization to install, by directional bore method, a 150 linear foot submerged water main and to construct a 960 linear foot concrete replacement bulkhead, a 52 linear foot fixed pier and five (5) 52 linear foot floating piers to create a 24-wetslip community marina along the Nansemond River at Constant's Wharf in Suffolk.

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