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AGENDA December 15, 2009

 

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.

1.  MINUTES of previous meeting.    

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

3.  CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS.

4.  CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR BRIEFING BY COUNSEL.

5.  RON EDWARDS, #09-0990.  Commission reconsideration of a request for after the fact authorization to retain a 115 foot replacement pier which was widened from three (3) feet to five (5) feet and an adjacent, new, 30 foot long by 6 foot wide open pile commercial pier at his restaurant and marina facility at the confluence of Greenvale Creek and the Rappahannock River in Lancaster County.

6.  MARK CROSSLAND, #09-0548, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 448-square foot, flat roofed boathouse, an 18 foot by 26 foot L head and a 41 foot by 15 foot deck (1,085 square feet of deck) adjacent to his property at 18336 Possum Point Road, situated along Quantico Creek in Prince William County.  Continued from the September 22 and November 24, 2009, Commission meetings.

7.  ROBERT LEHMAN, #09-0937, requests authorization to construct a 646-square foot open-sided boathouse at the channelward end of a proposed private open-pile pier at property situated along Boathouse Creek in York County.  The project is protested by an adjacent property owner. 

8.  REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING:  To amend the initial inventory of ungranted shores of the sea, marsh and meadowlands in order to establish a metes and bounds boundary between the property of Commonwealth and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge near Wise Point in lower Northampton County.

9.  PUBLIC COMMENTS

10. PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-900-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Horseshoe Crabs", to reduce the 2010 commercial harvest quota and enhance quota management and harvest control measures.

11. PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed amendments to Regulations 4VAC20-610-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Reporting", and 4VAC20-670-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Recreational Gear Licenses".

12. PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-20-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Licensing of Fixed Fishing Devices", to establish new requirements to maintain priority rights to the pound net location.

13. PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-490-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Sharks", to prohibit the transfer of a Spiny Dogfish limited Entry Permit.

14. REPEAT OFFENDERS


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

2A. CITY VIEW TWO, LLC, ET AL, #07-0645, requests a permit modification to install a 24 foot wide by 300 foot long temporary work trestle in Thalia Creek to aid in the construction of the new Constitution Drive roadway connection and bridge in Virginia Beach.  The trestle will be installed using 24 inch diameter hollow piles, maintain a minimum vertical clearance of three (3) feet above mean high water, and may remain in Thalia Creek a maximum of one year.

2B. JAMES RIVER ASSOCIATION, #09-1316, requests authorization to construct a 70 foot wide by 300 foot long by 2-foot high, Atlantic Sturgeon spawning reef, using rip rap granite stone. The reef is to be situated within the James River at the Turkey Island Cutoff, near the Presquile National Wildlife Refuge in Chesterfield County.  The applicant has also requested authorization to install one floating buoy at the midpoint of the proposed reef to accommodate hydrosonic monitoring equipment.  No royalty is recommended given the nature of the project.

2C. LOUDOUN WATER, #09-1578, requests authorization to install 75 linear feet of 16 inch re use water main beneath Broad Run near the Broad Run Water Reclamation Facility in Loudoun County.  Staff recommends a royalty in the amount of $225.00 for the encroachment under State owned submerged land at a rate of $3.00 per linear foot.

2D. CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, #09-1412, requests authorization to replace the existing culverts beneath Johnson Avenue with a 64-foot long, 8-foot wide, by 4-foot high box culvert with associated wing walls and riprap scour aprons; and to dredge approximately 21.3 cubic yards of subaqueous material from the upstream (south) side of Johnson Avenue to remove accumulated sediment to a maximum depth of -1.6 feet at mean low water to restore flow along an unnamed tributary to the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Portsmouth.

2E. MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, #06-0753, requests reactivation and a one-year extension of their permit to construct a new 35-foot wide steel plate girder bridge with concrete deck, crossing approximately 140 linear feet of Chopawamsic Creek; reinstall by directional bore method water, sanitary, electrical, and communication utility lines and conduits; and install and backfill 35 linear feet of sheet-pile retaining wall/bulkhead around the upstream corner of the north bridge abutment and 48 linear feet of riprap bank stabilization along the south bridge abutment's embankment, adjacent to the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Stafford County.  The permit expired on October 31, 2009. No additional work is proposed and the Permittee agrees to abide by all of the permit conditions set forth in the original permit document.


PAGE 3 ITEMS Consent Agenda Items.

3A. CHARLES MARESH, #09-1004, requests after the fact authorization to retain a gravel boat ramp which extends 10 feet channelward of mean low water into Tabbs Creek at his property at 728 Scott Road in Lancaster County.  Mr. Maresh proposes to reduce the width of the ramp from 15 feet to 10 feet, has accepted full responsibility for the violation, and has agreed to the payment of a $600.00 civil charge and triple permit fees of $75.00 in lieu of further enforcement action.



VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE JANE MCCROSKEY (757-247-2215) 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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