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 SESSION
4. BAY MARINE, #01-1302, continuation of a restoration hearing to consider the unauthorized construction of a 290-foot by 6-foot commercial pier with four (4) unauthorized boatlifts, the installation of a sewage discharge pipe and diffuser extending approximately 268 feet channelward of mean low water, a 5-foot by 80-foot T-head, and 18 wetslips exceeding their authorized dimensions adjacent to their marina situated along Broad Creek in Middlesex County.
5. REEDVILLE FISHERMAN'S MUSEUM, #00-2043, requests authorization, to modify a previously issued permit, to include the construction of a 20-foot long, by 8-foot wide floating pier section along the north (upstream) side of the Museum's pier adjacent to the Permittee's property situated along Cockrell Creek in Northumberland County. The project is protested by Mr. John W. Haynie, an adjacent property owner.
6. CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS, #04-2261, requests authorization to reconstruct the Hilton Pier, a 410-foot long open-pile timber municipal pier damaged by Hurricane Isabel, approximately 42 feet east-southeast (downstream) of the original pier centerline at their property situated along the James River immediately behind Hilton Elementary School in Newport News. The project is protested by several nearby property owners.
7. MARTHA S. BAUER, #02-2020, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 10-foot long by 10-foot wide open-sided gazebo at her property situated along the Hampton River in Hampton.
8. JOAN T. KARTER AND RONALD M. PONT, #2003-011S, request authorization to lease 4.46 acres of Oyster Planting Ground along Chincoteague Channel in the Town of Chincoteague, Accomack County. A Relay Plan as specified by the Commission at its December 22, 2003, meeting was not received within the required 90 days.
9. PUBLIC COMMENTS
10. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Establish 2005 commercial bluefish quota.
11. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Establish 2005 striped bass measures including recreational and commercial quota changes, update monitoring of quota procedures, and enforcement of tag use.
12. PUBLIC HEARING: Industry flounder request
13. PUBLIC HEARING: License fee increases
14. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: 2005 Scup measures
15. REPEAT OFFENDER
2B. COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORPORATION, #04-1990, requests authorization to repair or replace existing gas pipeline segments along a 76.5-mile section of Line VA, possibly requiring the excavation, exposure, and replacement of the pipeline along numerous stream crossings in Greene, Madison, Culpeper, Fauquier, Prince William, and Fairfax Counties.
2C. COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORPORATION, #04-1991, requests authorization to replace or repair existing gas pipeline segments along a 24.7-mile section of Line VB and a 14.7-mile section of Line VB-Loop, possibly requiring the excavation, exposure, and replacement of the pipeline along numerous stream crossings in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties.
2D. COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION CORPORATION, #04-2010, requests authorization to replace and or repair existing gas pipeline segments along a 42 mile section of Line VM-107 possibly requiring the excavation, exposure, and replacement of the pipeline along numerous stream and river crossings in Goochland, Henrico, Chesterfield, and Prince George Counties.
2E. TOLL VIRGINIA, IV, L.P., #04-2078, requests authorization to construct a road crossing, which will include a natural bottom, 16-foot wide by 10-foot high, concrete arch (ConSpan) culvert, to include an 11-foot maximum thickness of graded fill above the culvert, along approximately 115 linear feet of an 8-14 foot wide, unnamed perennial tributary of Opequon Creek, associated with the Channing Drive - Phase 9 residential development in Frederick County.
2F. TOWN OF BLUEFIELD, #04-2054, requests authorization to remove portions of a box culvert system, construct 945 linear feet of concrete retaining walls and install approximately 585 linear feet of riprap revetment stream bank protection to restore portions of Beaver Pond Creek and Whitney Branch and reduce flooding in the Town of Bluefield. Recommend our standard instream construction conditions.
2G. WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, #04-2413, requests authorization to attach four (4) 1,284-foot long power cables to the existing bridge from Wallops Island over Cat Creek and the Virginia Inside Passage in Accomack County. The conduit system will not change the height clearance under the bridge.
2H. VIRGINIA C. JACOBS, #04-0137, requests authorization to install 400 linear feet of bulkhead no greater than two feet in front of an existing deteriorated bulkhead at her commercial property adjacent to property situated along Little Creek in Norfolk.
2I. OCEAN MARINE, LLC, #04-1948, requests authorization to dredge 1,000
cubic yards of maintenance and 390 cubic yards of new subaqueous material, and
to maintenance dredge on an as-needed basis, to provide maximum depths of up
to minus -11.5 feet below mean low water within two slip areas, -26.5 feet below
mean low water at the syncrolift and -17.5 feet below mean low water at the
travel lift adjacent to their property situated along the Southern Branch of
the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth. Staff recommends submission of both pre-
and post-dredge bathymetric surveys and a royalty assessed at $0.45 per cubic
yard for all new dredging. Disposal will occur at the Craney Island Rehandling
2J. CITY OF SALEM, ET AL, #04-2003, requests authorization to relocate telecommunications lines and replace the Colorado Street Bridge with a new bridge, 115-feet long by 83-feet wide, and install a bridge-suspended 2" electrical conduit over the Roanoke River in the City of Salem. Recommend time-of-year restriction from March 15 to June 30 to protect fish spawning habitat and our standard instream construction conditions.
2K. METRO MACHINE CORPORATION, #01-0690, requests authorization to reactivate and extend a permit which expired on May 26, 2004, and authorized the dredging, by clamshell method, a maximum of 147,300 cubic yards of State-owned submerged lands to provide maximum depths of -59 feet below MLW and install five (5) new mooring dolphins and three (3) tower cranes on platforms in order to expand the existing drydock adjacent to property situated at the confluence of the Eastern and Southern Branches of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk.
2L. SEAFORD SCALLOP CO., INC., #04-1572, requests authorization to install a 195- foot long by 16-foot wide open-pile finger pier at an existing commercial pier and to dredge, by clamshell method, a maximum of 5,900 cubic yards of State-owned submerged lands within a 315-foot long by 100-foot wide mooring basin to provide maximum depths of -12 feet below mean low water adjacent to their property situated along Back Creek in York County. All dredged materials will be suitably disposed on site. Recommend a pre-dredge conference, submission of a post-dredge bathymetric survey and a royalty of $0.45 per cubic yard for the dredging.
2M. RONALD W. BOONE, #04-2187, requests authorization to install two (2) 40-foot long concrete breakwaters (7 pilings) and an 18-foot by 40-foot T-head at the Harrison's Fishing Pier situated along the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk.
2N. SANDERS YACHT YARD, #03-1630, requests authorization to construct two (2) 330-foot long open-pile commercial piers, one with an 85-foot long T-head, the other with a 35-foot long L-head, a total of 21 four-foot wide finger piers and 24 mooring piles to create a total of 45 wet slips on Carter Creek between Crockett's Landing and Irvington Marina in Irvington, Lancaster County.
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 (757-247-2200) 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.