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COMMISSION AGENDA December 19, 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. PAMELA P. HUNTER, #00-1388, requests authorization to construct a 120-foot long by 6-foot wide community pier with a 95-foot long by 8-foot wide T-head and 8 wetslips at Chesapeake Watch Subdivision adjacent to property situated along Hodges Cove in York County. The project is protested by several nearby property owners and a nearby oyster ground leaseholder.

5. WESLEY MALLORY, #00-1841, requests authorization to construct a 24-foot by 
12-foot open-sided private boathouse adjacent to his existing pier situated along Sturgeon Creek in Middlesex County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.

6. THOMAS YOSS, #00-1314, requests authorization to construct a 24-foot by 24-foot open-sided private boathouse adjacent to his existing pier situated along Sturgeon Creek in Middlesex County. The project is protested by a nearby property owner.

7. DISCUSSION: Overview and Long Term Projections for the Oyster Replenishment Program as it relates to the new Baywide Oyster Goal and Developing Funding Opportunities.

8. PUBLIC HEARING: Revisions to the rules governing the marking of commercial fishing gear used recreationally.

9. PUBLIC HEARING: Establishment of provisions to improve the monitoring and enforcement of horseshoe crab quotas.

10. PUBLIC HEARING: Revision to the commercial flounder harvest rules for 2001.

11. DISCUSSION: Establishment of 2001 management measures for the recreational and commercial striped bass fisheries.

12. DISCUSSION: Establishment of 2001 management measures for the recreational summer flounder fishery, scup and black sea bass fisheries. 

13. 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. HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY, #00-1915, requests authorization to relocate existing sewer lines in two locations along Jordan Creek, a tributary to Smith River in Henry County. Recommend approval with standard instream construction conditions.

2B. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #00-1838, requests authorization to deploy a 4,260 linear foot long by 4,260 linear foot wide artificial fishing reef composed of environmentally compatible concrete rubble, designed concrete habitat structures and steel hulled vessels while maintaining a 20 foot depth clearance below mean low water. The reef will be located 4.5 nautical miles east of Huglet Point in the immediate vicinity of the area referred to as the "Asphalt Pile" in the Chesapeake Bay.

2C. QWEST COMMUNICATIONS, #00-1833, requests authorization to install, by directional method, fiber optic cable crossings under Tide Mill Creek, Newmarket Creek, Johns Creek, Herberts Creek and the Hampton River in the City of Hampton; Hampton Roads between Hampton and Norfolk, and Mason Creek in Norfolk. The 14.3 mile cable route will extend from Langley Air Force Base in Hampton to the intersection of East Taussig Boulevard and Granby Street in Norfolk. Recommend a royalty of $7,567.00 for the crossing of 7,567 linear feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $1.00 per linear foot.

2D. NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND, #00-1738, requests authorization to replace Pier #3 at the U.S. Naval Station Norfolk with a 1,500 linear foot open-pile, concrete pier and to install 1,076 linear feet of concrete bulkheading and relieving platforms adjacent to the Naval Station situated along the Elizabeth River in Norfolk.

2E. EVA B. CORPORATION, #94-1550, requests reactivation and extension of a permit to dredge a 700-foot long by 50-foot wide channel to create maximum depths of minus three (-3) feet below mean low water, reconstruct 470 linear feet of timber bulkhead, install 50 linear feet of riprap, widen an existing boatramp to 29 feet, construct a 4-foot by 8-foot access pier and an 8-foot by 60-foot L-shaped pier with a 12-foot by 12-foot pump-out area adjacent to the boat ramp, and to place sandy dredge material along 1,200 linear feet of shoreline as beach nourishment at the New Point Campground along Jack's Creek in Mathews County.

2F. POINT WILLOUGHBY SAILING CENTER, #97-1609, requests a modification to their previously issued permit to include the construction of a 100-foot long by 8-foot wide commercial floating pier extension with a 45-foot long by 8-foot wide L-head and a 40-foot long by 3-foot wide floating catwalk, and the relocation of 10 existing mooring piles to create two additional wetslips at their facility situated along Willoughby Bay in Norfolk. Recommend an additional annual royalty of $135.00 for the additional encroachment over 2,700 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.05 per square foot.

2 G. ATCIC, INC. #99-1996, requests authorization to dredge, by mechanical method, 1,943 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material to create a 910-foot long by 30-foot wide channel possessing maximum depths of minus five (-5) feet at mean low water and two ancillary channels, one 220-feet long by 15-feet wide and the second 90-feet long by 15-feet wide ancillary channel, both with maximum depths of minus four (-4) feet at mean low water, in Tanners Creek in Norfolk. All dredged material will be transported directly to Craney Island for disposal. Recommend a royalty of $874.35 for the new dredging of 1,943 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard.

2H. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #00-1976, requests authorization to construct a 102-foot long by 67-foot wide concrete boat ramp at the Cove Marina situated along Little Creek at the U.S. Naval Amphibious Base in Virginia Beach. Recommend approval pending expiration of the public comment period of December 20, 2000.

2I. NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, #98-0672, requests authorization to modify a previously issued permit to maintenance dredge a channel approximately 60 feet in width, with maximum depths of minus six (-6) feet at mean low water, to re-establish navigational access from a County marina facility along Parting Creek in Northampton County. Recommend a one-time change in condition #18, which imposes a time-of-year restriction from January 1 through October 31, be lifted between January 1, 2001, and January 31, 2001, to accommodate the upcoming dredging.

2J. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, #99-0532, requests a modification to a previously issued permit to include the construction of two (2) temporary sheetpile causeways, one 120-foot long by 30-foot wide, and the second 80-foot long by 30-foot wide, and 195 linear feet of temporary steel sheetpile breakwater in conjunction with the removal and replacement of the existing Route 60/Shore Drive Bridge over Little creek in the City of Norfolk. Additional authorization is also requested for the additional dredging of 260 cubic yards of subaqueous bottom material.

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