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COMMISSION AGENDA OCTOBER 25, 2005

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.

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

3. CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH OR BRIEFING BY COUNSEL.

4. STEVE WHITE, #05-1558. 
Commission review of the September 19, 2005, decision of the Westmoreland County Wetlands Board to approve the installation of 147 linear feet of timber bulkhead, including return walls, no more than two feet channelward of an existing deteriorated bulkhead; the installation of 132 linear feet of riprap revetment; and the installation of 125 linear feet of marsh toe stabilization, adjacent to his property situated along Nomini Creek in Westmoreland County.

5.    PORTOBAGO BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, #05-1546,
requests authorization to install and backfill 120 linear feet of timber bulkhead with return wall, encroaching over tidal wetlands, adjacent to their community lot situated along Portobago Bay in Caroline County.  Commission Wetlands Permit required.

6.     JOE MCCLURE, #05-1679,
requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 12-foot by 12-foot shelter on a previously authorized private pier adjacent to property situated along Chisman Creek in York County.

7.    DISCUSSION: 
Consideration of appropriate enforcement measures to compel compliance in the case of Charles S. Bedford Jr., VMRC #05-0717.

8.    PUBLIC HEARING: 
Consideration of changes to the Commission's Subaqueous Guidelines.

9.    DISCUSSION: 
Updating the Commission's Royalty Schedule.  Request for Public Hearing.

10.   SPECIAL PRESENTATION

11.    PUBLIC COMMENTS

12.    PUBLIC HEARING: 
Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-252, "Pertaining to Striped Bass".

13.    PUBLIC HEARING:
Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-650, "Pertaining to the Establishment of Oyster Management Areas", to define the boundaries of the Wreck Shoal-James River Oyster Management Area.

14.    PUBLIC HEARING:
Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-950, "Pertaining to Black Sea Bass".

15.    PUBLIC HEARING:
Virginia Seafood Council requests the Commission deploy 10,000 triploid (sterile) Crassostrea ariakensis oysters on state-owned bottomlands in the Piankatank river.

16.    REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-490, "Pertaining to Sharks".


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

2A.    HENRICO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, #04-2089, requests a modification to their existing permit to allow for an additional 15 linear feet of riprap scour protection for their proposed replacement of the Hungary Road bridge over the North Run in Henrico County.

2B.    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, #05-1548,
requests authorization to install 4732 linear feet of bulkhead no greater than two (2) feet in front of an existing deteriorated bulkhead adjacent to their property situated along Jones Creek, Hampton Roads, and the Hampton River in Hampton.

2C.    CITY OF NORFOLK, #05-1991,
requests authorization to replace the Brambleton Street Bridge and existing 12" suspended waterline with a new 680-foot long by 91-foot wide bridge with associated railings and lights and 16" suspended waterline over Smith Creek/The Hague in Norfolk.

2D.    DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #05-1115,
requests authorization to maintenance dredge, by the clamshell method and on an as-needed basis, 515,000 cubic yards of State-owned submerged lands to maintain depths from -15 feet below mean low water and -51 feet below mean low water, all berths and basins at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, St. Helena's Annex and Southgate Annex on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River and to maintenance dredge a 1500-foot long by 50-foot wide channel to maintain a maximum depth of -5 feet below mean low water within Paradise Creek, in Norfolk and Portsmouth.

2E.    CITY OF HAMPTON, #05-1121,
requests authorization to maintenance dredge 12,000 cubic yards and remove 5,000 cubic yards of new material, by either hydraulic or clamshell method and on an as-needed basis, to obtain maximum depths of -9 feet below mean low water from a 420-foot long channel ranging in width from 70 to 100 feet within Salt Ponds and a 330-foot long by 100-foot wide entrance channel in the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton.  All material will be placed above mean low water on the adjacent City of Hampton public beach.

2F.    DANVILLE DIVISION OF POWER & LIGHT, #05-1708,
requests authorization to install two (2) 12 kV power lines onto the bottom side of the Main Street Bridge in Danville, spanning approximately 500 feet of ordinary high water of the Dan River.  This installation will serve to replace the lines being removed per the demolition of the Worsham Street Bridge.


VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE KATHY LEONARD (757-247-2120) 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.


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