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COMMISSION AGENDA February 27, 2001

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. CRAB CREEK IMPROVEMENTS, L.L.C., #00-2197. Commission review on appeal by 25 or more freeholders of property within the City of Norfolk of the December 13, 2000, decision by the Norfolk Wetlands Board to approve, in modified form, an application to dredge navigation channels within Crab Creek, a tributary of the Lafayette River. 

5. KENNETH D. WILKINS, #00-0650. Commission review on appeal of the December 18, 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. 

6. C. RAYMOND BARBER, ET AL, #00-1953. Commission review of the January 22, 2001, decision of the Westmoreland County Wetland Board to approve the construction of four (4) armor stone breakwaters with beach nourishment by virtue of their failure to act on the application within 30 days of the public hearing as required under the Wetlands Zoning Ordinance. 

7. RICHMOND YACHT BASIN, #00-1752, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain three (3) 46-foot long by 5-foot wide open-pile finger piers and associated cluster piles, and six (6) 10-foot long finger piers adjacent to an existing boathouse situated along the James River in Henrico County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner. 

8. DENNIS W. SMITH, #97-0402, requests after-the-fact approval of a previously unauthorized expansion of a private pier an additional 54 feet 6 inches by 2 feet 10 inches and a roof extension of 7 feet 10 inches to an existing boathouse adjacent to his property situated along Gardner Creek in Westmoreland County. 

9. WORTHINGTON FREEMAN, #99-1238, requests after-the-fact approval of a previously unauthorized 19-foot by 32-foot open sided covered boathouse built adjacent to his property along Mattox Creek in Westmoreland County. This is the second boathouse at this location. 

10. KARL E. KOHLER, #00-2216, requests authorization to retain two community piers in their as built condition and retain three unauthorized slips which have been constructed at the piers adjacent to the Coves at Wilton Creek development in Middlesex County. Two of the unauthorized slips are used for sewage pump-out from boats and the third slip is unassigned and reserved for additional sewage pump-out or guests. The two piers were constructed in different configurations and extend further channelward than had been authorized under VMRC #87-0258. No new construction is proposed. 

11. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #01-0187, requests authorization to install an anchored/floating buoy line extending 1,650 linear feet between Berth 22 and Berths 44/45 of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Portsmouth. The line will consist of 3/8-inch cable strung through a series of floats, illuminated every 50 feet, with a single mooring buoy located 250 feet channelward of Berth 22 to act as a protective waterfront barrier and line of demarcation for the eastern boundary of the restricted area. 

12. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #00-2039. The Fisheries Management Division requests authorization to construct a triangular shaped subtidal oyster reef sanctuary with three 60-foot wide sides measuring 320 feet, 365 feet and 440 feet long, constructed of oyster and clam shell at 37° 34' 39.0" North Latitude and 76° 19' 10.0" West Longitude in the Rappahannock River between Sturgeon and Broad Creeks in Middlesex County. 

13. DISCUSSION: 2001 Oyster Replenishment Program. 

14. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4VAC 20-620-10 et. seq. to establish summer flounder fishing regulations for 2001. 

15. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4VAC 20-910-10 et. seq. to establish scup fishing regulation for 2001. 

16. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4VAC 20-959-10 et. seq. to establish black sea bass fishing regulations for 2001. 

17. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-270-10 et. seq. to modify the boundary of the closed area for fish pots. 

18. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4VAC 20-995-10- et. seq. to establish additional requirements for persons participating in the random drawing for a commercial hook-and-line license. 

19. BLUE CRAB: Report of the Crab Management Advisory Committee. Staff request for public hearing to establish regulation for 2001 crabbing season. 

20. RECOMMENDATIONS of the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board. 

21. SEA TURTLES: Discussion and request for public hearing to consider measures to reduce mortality of threatened and endangered sea turtles. 

22. CONCH: Request for public hearing to modify minimum size limit for conch imported from other jurisdictions. 

23. CONDEMNED SHELLFISH RELAY STATIONS: request for public hearing to reduce the number of shellfish relay stations. 

24. WILLIAM TREAKLE: request for pound net license. 

25. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 

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2A. ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, #00-1878, requests authorization to construct a 180-foot long by 8-foot wide marginal fishing wharf and install a 40-foot long floating dock at the end of an existing 48-foot long tending pier at the Jones Creek boat ramp facility in Isle of Wight County. 

2B. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, #00-2103, requests authorization to dredge approximately 89,050 cubic yards of subaqueous bottom material from the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River to provide maximum depths of minus eight (-8) feet at mean low water to provide access for a barge-mounted crane to be used to construct a 2,500 foot long by 120-foot wide extension of the West Norfolk Bridge in association with the Route 164/Route 58 Pinners Point Interchange in Portsmouth. All dredged material will be taken to Craney Island for disposal. The project includes the replacement and extension of three (3) storm water outfalls with scour protection which will extend approximately 15 feet below mean low water into Scotts Creek. Recommend approval with standard dredging conditions and a time-of-year restriction from July 1 to September 30 to minimize impacts to oyster resources in the area during their spawning period. 

2C. VIRGINIA BEACH FISHING PIER, #00-2079, requests authorization to construct a 200-foot long by 21-foot wide extension at the channelward end of an existing 498-foot long open-pile, commercial fishing pier situated along the oceanfront at 15th Street in Virginia Beach. Recommend an annual royalty of $447.00 per year for the encroachment over 4,470 square feet of State-owned subaqueous land at a rate of $0.10 per square foot. 

2D. NORFOLK SHIPBUILDING AND DRYDOCK CORP., #00-1347, requests a permit modification to maintenance dredge, by mechanical method, approximately 57,777 cubic yards of subaqueous bottom material in order to maintain maximum depths of -60 feet at mean low water beneath their Titan Drydock, -45 feet beneath their Virginian Drydock and depths ranging from -25 to -45 feet in the vicinity of Piers 1 - 6 adjacent to their Berkley Plant situated along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk. 

2E. NORFOLK SHIP REPAIR AND DRYDOCK CORP., #00-1858, requests authorization to maintenance dredge, by mechanical method, 31,666 cubic yards of subaqueous bottom material to maintain depths of -30 feet at mean low water adjacent to their Brambleton Plant situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk. 

2F. ESPEJO FAMILY LP, #00-1451, requests authorization to construct and backfill 75 linear feet of timber bulkheading and relocate two existing 60-foot long travel lift piers at Bay Marine situated along Little Creek in Norfolk. Recommend a royalty in the amount of $5,860.00 for the encroachment of the bulkhead and fill on 2,690 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $2.00 per square foot and the encroachment of the travel lift piers over 480 square feet at a rate of $1.00 per square foot. 

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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