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COMMISSION AGENDA February 23, 1999

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. 

4. DENNIS WHITCOMB, ET AL, 97-1876. Show cause hearing to determine Mr. Garrett England's (co-permittee) and Mr. Roger McKinley's (agent/contractor) degree of responsibility for permit violations associated with a previously authorized dredging project adjacent to Rones Bay off the Rappahannock River in Lancaster County. Continued from the December meeting. 

5. COLONIAL BEACH YACHT CENTER, #98-0335, requests authorization to dredge 1,000 cubic yards of subaqueous bottom and to repair and expand existing marina facilities to include 34 additional wetslips adjacent to their property situated along Monroe Bay at Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County. The project is protested by an oyster ground leaseholder. 

6. YORK RIVER YACHT HAVEN, #98-2156, requests authorization to add a 229-foot and a 260-foot extension to an existing pier to provide 34 additional boat slips on the north side of their marina located along the Northwest Branch of Sarah Creek in Gloucester County. The project is protested by the owners of a nearby property. 

7. TOM HAWKSWORTH, #98-1647, requests authorization to install a single piling to support an osprey nesting platform adjacent to his property along Tobacco Cove on Jackson Creek in Middlesex County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner. 

8. DISCUSSION: Commission consideration of changes proposed by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to Virginia General Permit VGP #1 for projects which conform to certain criteria and are undertaken by (VDOT) in, on or over State-owned subaqueous lands anywhere within the Commonwealth. Request for public hearing. 

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9. PUBLIC HEARING ON STATE-OWNED LANDS MANAGEMENT PLAN: Commission consideration of the Draft Management Plan for the Ungranted State Lands in Accomack and Northampton Counties recommended by the Virginia Coastal Land Management Advisory Council. 

10. DISCUSSION: Consideration of 1999 Oyster Replenishment Program Proposal. 

11. Jimmy Crockett and Alex Fleet: Virginia Watermen's Steamboat Museum. 

12. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-900-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Horseshoe Crabs," to comply with provisions of the interstate fishery management plan. 

13. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-20-10 et seq., "No-Fishing Zone," to establish further safety measures for those persons fishing near pound nets. 

14. CONSIDERATION of requests for hardship exemptions to the crab pot/peeler pot license sales limits. 

15. Approval of Procurement Procedures and Notice for the American Shad Restoration Program. 

16. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-620-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Summer Flounder," to set the recreational fishing measures for 1999. 

17. DISCUSSION: Blue Crab Management Advisory Committee recommendation to open the crab pot season on March 15, and close the crab dredge season on March 14, by emergency regulation. 

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.

FISHERY AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION AT APPROXIMATELY 12:00 NOON AND WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE HABITAT PERMIT CASES.

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2A. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #90-0745, requests reactivation and an extension until December 31, 2000, their previously issued permit to place up to 100,000 cubic yards of dredge material from the maintenance of the Quinby Creek Federal Project Channel in an overboard site containing non-vegetated wetlands adjacent to State-owned marsh at Pealer Point along Upshurs Bay in Accomack County. 

2B. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #98-2073, requests authorization to install two (2) 24-foot by 13.5-foot mooring bollard platforms; one at the terminus and another mid-pier of an existing pier adjacent to the Permittee's property situated along the York River in York County.

2C. HARPER & ASSOCIATES, L.L.C., #98-2248, requests authorization to widen the southbound Route 33 bridge crossing of the Chickahominy River in Henrico County by 7.5 linear feet. 

2D. CITY OF NORFOLK, #98-2044, requests authorization to replace ten (10) existing storm water outfalls and 1,162 linear feet of an existing stone bulkhead adjacent to Mowbray Arch and along Smith Creek at the Hague. 

2E. CITY OF HARRISONBURG, #98-1672, requests authorization to install and protect a 24-inch diameter raw water intake with riprap scour protection which will extend approximately 170 linear feet channelward of ordinary high water along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River immediately upstream of the City dam in Rockingham County. Recommend a screen mesh size of 2mm to reduce fish impingement and entrainment. 

2F. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, #98-2010, requests authorization to install by directional drill method two (2) 290 linear foot conduits under the Northwest River adjacent to the Route 168 bridge in Chesapeake. Recommend a royalty of $290.00 for the encroachment under 290 linear feet of subaqueous land at a rate of $1.00 per linear foot. 

2G. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #98-2191, requests authorization to replace 5,900 linear feet of an existing timber bulkhead with steel sheet pile bulkheading a maximum of two (2) feet channelward of the existing bulkhead adjacent to the Naval Air Station situated along Willoughby Bay in the City of Norfolk. 

2H. SLEEPY POINT PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, #96-0591, requests a modification to their previously issued permit to include the replacement of a 20-foot long by 8-foot wide floating pier section of a community pier with a 20-foot long by 8-foot wide section of open-pile fixed pier adjacent to their property situated along the Nanesmond River in Suffolk. 

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2I. TARMAC AMERICA, INC., #93-1543, requests authorization to reactivate and extend to December 31, 1999, their previously issued permit to dredge approximately 5,000 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material adjacent to their ship berthing facility situated along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River at Money Point in Chesapeake.

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