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COMMISSION AGENDA AUGUST 29, 2006

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.

1. MINUTES of previous meeting.    

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

3. CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH OR BRIEFING BY COUNSEL.


4.    HERON COVE VILLAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, #05-2955, requests authorization to remove a 474-foot long by 8-foot wide pier with 31 wetslips and to construct a 700-foot long by 8-foot wide pier with 42 wetslips adjacent to their property situated along Wilton Creek in Middlesex County.  The project is protested by nearby property owners.

5.    VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE,
requests authorization to renew for another five (5) years 507.90 acres in South Bay that was set-aside for seagrass restoration by the Commission at their August 28, 2001, meeting.

6.    VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE,
requests authorization to set-aside 366.36 more acres of unassigned state bottom adjacent to the existing set-aside area in South Bay, west of Wreck Island in Northampton County for five years. The area will be used for seagrass restoration.

7.    PUBLIC COMMENTS

8.    SAV UPDATE: 
Update on scarring of SAV areas and status of eelgrass beds

9.    REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: 
Request to exempt licensed pound net fishermen, located in the National Marine Fisheries Service Modified Pound Net Leader Area, from requirements  to fish their pound nets or establish a complete system of nets and poles, in order to renew their licenses or maintain their priority rights to such locations in 2007.

10.    REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: 
Request for amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-1090-10 et seq.,"Pertaining to Licensing Requirements and License Fees."

11.    REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: 
Request for amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-610-10 et seq.,"Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting."

12.    REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: 
Request for public hearing to amend 4 VAC 20-720-10, et. seq., “Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest,” for the 2006-2007 Public Oyster Harvest Season.

13.    FAILURE TO REPORT HARVEST in accordance with 4 VAC 20-610-10 et seq.

14.    REPEAT OFFENDER:  Charles Forrest

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

2A.    LOUDOUN COUNTY SANITATION AUTHORITY, #06-1201, requests authorization to install 410 linear feet of 8-inch dimensional ratio 11 HDPE Force Main and associated 16-inch dimensional ratio HDPE casing and 50 linear feet of 8-inch PVC Force Main by the directional drill method at a minimum of twenty (20) feet beneath Goose Creek in Loudoun County.

2B.    MR. AND MRS. ROBERT WELLS, #05-1036, request authorization to install a series of four (4) offshore stone breakwaters totaling 680 linear feet with suitable sandy beach quality nourishment adjacent to their property along the Chesapeake Bay and mouth of Hungars Creek in the Vaucluse Shores subdivision of Northampton County. Recommend a royalty of $68.75 for beach nourishment of 1,375 square feet of state owned subaqueous bottom at $0.05 per square foot.

2C.    CITY OF DANVILLE, #06-1708, requests authorization to construct a 208’ long by 40’ wide two-lane, two-span bridge, with utilities, across Sandy Creek to provide vehicular access from Collins Drive to commercial property on the north side of Piedmont Drive in the City of Danville.  Recommend our standard instream permit conditions.

2D.    NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND, #06-0122, requests authorization to modify a Commission-authorized project to install one additional  50-foot by 5-foot finger pier to provide mooring for U.S. Navy security forces adjacent to federal property along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth.

2E.    COLLINS ENTERPRISES, LLC, #06-0677, requests authorization to construct two (2) C-shaped open-pile public pedestrian walkways, one 80-foot long by 5-foot wide and one 180-foot long by 5-foot wide, adjacent to their property situated along the Lafayette River in Norfolk.  Staff recommends a royalty of $1,430.00 for encroachment over 1,430 square feet of State-owned submerged lands at $1.00 per square foot.

2F.    WESTERN VIRGINIA REGIONAL JAIL AUTHORITY, #06-1412, requests authorization to install, using directional drilling, 80 linear feet of 6-inch natural gas line, 12-inch potable water line, and 8-inch forced sewer main under the Roanoke River in Salem. 

2G.    YORK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES, #04-1406, requests a modification to a Commission-approved project for after-the-fact authorization to install three (3) 33-foot long board-type fender systems adjacent to the boat ramps at Roger Smith Landing located on the Poquoson River in York County.

2H.    NORTHROP GRUMMAN NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING, #00-0583, requests a modification to their previously authorized VMRC permit #00-0583 to hydraulically dredge an additional 11,750 cubic yards of State-owned bottom material from the James River in Newport News from the area to the north of the entrance way to Dry Dock 12 to a new maximum depth of –35 feet MLW.  Dredged material will be directly discharged via pipeline to Craney Island.  Staff recommends a royalty of $5,287.50 for the new dredging of 11,750 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard.

2I.    KINDER MORGAN BULK TERMINALS, INC. #06-1602, requests authorization to construct a 63-foot by 90-foot extension to the previously authorized Pier IX deck apron which will frame into the existing turning dolphin at Pier IX at Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals’ property situated along the James River in Newport News. 

2J.    DICKENSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, #05-0179, requests a permit modification to allow for the construction of two pedestrian clearspan bridges, measuring 5’ by 66’ and 5’ by 30’, across the Pound River and a third bridge across Cane Branch measuring 5’ by 55’ to facilitate construction of the Haysi-Breaks Trail in Dickenson 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.

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