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AGENDA AUGUST 28, 2007

** 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. BLUNT MANAGEMENT, LLC, #06-2974, requests authorization to expand an existing 7-slip, open-pile, commercial marina to a length of 265 feet channelward of mean low water, with 39 total slips, and to construct an 8-foot wide by 130-foot long open-pile marginal wharf, adjacent to their property situated along Monroe Bay in the Town of Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County. The project is protested by a nearby property owner.

6. H. SPENCER MURRAY, #07-0792, requests authorization to dredge, on an as-needed basis, up to 297 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom, to provide a 320-foot long by 20-foot wide entrance channel into Nassawadox Creek, with a maximum depth of minus four (-4) feet at mean low water along the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of Nassawadox Creek in Northampton County. The sandy dredged material will be placed overboard 100 feet south of and parallel to the proposed channel.

7. QUEENS CREEK LANDING, #06-0723, requests authorization to install six (6) pilings on the east side of the T-head pier to improve an existing boatslip, construct a 4-foot by 16-foot open-pile pier to improve access to a sewage pump-out facility, and to construct a 68 square foot open-pile addition at the landward end of their existing pier situated along Queens Creek at 321 Walnut Acres Lane in Mathews County. An adjoining property owner protests the project.

8. TERRY TURNER ET AL, #07-0616, requests authorization to construct a 24-foot by 24-foot enclosed boathouse to replace a similar sized enclosed boathouse adjacent to their property situated along Hunton Creek, at 72 Monroe Drive, in Middlesex County.

9. ROBERT WINFIELD, #07-0693, requests authorization to construct a 43-foot by 19-foot open-sided boathouse adjacent to property situated along the Warwick River in Newport News.

10. MR. AND MRS. RAYMOND THOMPSON, #07-1329, request after-the-fact authorization to retain the side wall which partially encloses a previously permitted, noncommercial boathouse adjacent to their property situated along Balls Creek in Northumberland County.

11. COASTAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, #07-1204, requests authorization to install two (2) concrete floating pier/wave attenuators, one measuring 13-feet wide by 66-feet long and the other measuring 10-feet wide by 33-feet long adjacent to their existing private, noncommercial, open-pile pier situated along the York River at 6344 Almondsville Road in Gloucester County.

12. PUBLIC COMMENTS

13. PRESENTATION OF THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE BLUE RIBBON OYSTER PANEL.

14. DR. JAMES KIRKLEY:    Report on the status of the menhaden economic analysis and stakeholder involvement.

15. DR. BOB ORTH:   Annual update on the status of submerged aquatic vegetation areas and update on the propeller scar project.

16. PROPOSED MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE 2007 FALL CHESAPEAKE AREA RECREATIONAL STRIPED BASS FISHERY;   request for a September 2007 Public Hearing.

17. PUBLIC HEARING:   Amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-755-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Artificial Reefs", to incorporate additional artificial reef sites to be reserved for recreational fishing only.

18. EXCEPTION UNDER HARDSHIP PROVISION OF REGULATION 4 VAC 20-950-10 ET SEQ:   Dale Denniston requests entrance into the commercial black sea bass directed fishery.

19. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING:   establishment of 2007-08 oyster seasons

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

2A. COURTLAND FARMS LOUDOUN, LLC, #06-2468, requests authorization to install, by the directional drill method, 119 linear feet of 6-inch HDPE pipe encased in an 8-inch HDPE sleeve at least 10 feet beneath Little River as part of the Courtland Farms Forcemain project in Loudoun County. Recommend a royalty of $357.00 for the encroachment under 119 linear feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $3.00 per linear foot.

2B. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, #07-1080, requests authorization to install a total of 305 linear feet of utility lines at separate crossing along Accotink Creek, a 109-foot by 48-foot bridge, and a 91-foot by 41-foot bridge above Accotink Creek resulting from the Base Realignment and Closure construction at the Engineer Proving Ground development at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County.

2C. LEESBURG UTILITIES DEPARTMENT, #07-1122, requests authorization to replace an existing 8-inch waterline with 150 linear feet of 16-inch waterline beneath Tuscarora Creek, south of the Route 7/15 Bypass bridge, along Business Route 15 in Leesburg in Loudoun County.

2D. DOMINION TERMINAL ASSOCIATES, #07-1162, requests authorization to maintenance dredge, hydraulically or mechanically, approximately 80,000 cubic yards of material to maximum depths of -52.6 feet below mean low water approximately every two years, or when maintenance is required, adjacent to property situated along the James River in Newport News.

2E. CHESAPEAKE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, #07-1352, requests authorization to replace the substandard Willis Creek Bridge on Cedar Road with two (2) 10-foot wide by 8-foot tall by 48-feet long pre-cast concrete box culverts, countersunk six (6) inches below the natural stream bed, located just south of Sawyers Mill Crossing in Chesapeake.

2F. TOM LANGLEY, ET AL, #07-0704, requests authorization to mechanically dredge approximately 2,344 cubic yards of State-owned submerged bottom, 388 cubic yards of which is considered maintenance dredging (VMRC #89-1283), to achieve maximum water depths of minus five (-5) feet mean low water around private piers serving three residential properties in the North Alanton subdivision, situated along Broad Bay in Virginia Beach. Dredged spoils will be offloaded at a nearby boat ramp and transported to an approved landfill. Recommend a royalty of $880.20 for the dredging of 1,956 cubic yards at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard.

2G. COLONIAL BEACH, TOWN OF, #07-0147, requests authorization to expand an existing public pier by constructing two (2) 11-foot wide by 170-foot long platforms on either side of the pier, immediately landward of an existing T-head platform, each with wheelchair ramps, to serve as a "day-dock" for the temporary mooring of vessels visiting the Town's restaurants and shops, adjacent to Town property situated along the Potomac River in the Town of Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County.

2H. DANVILLE PITTSYLVANIA REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL FACILITY, #05-0775, requests authorization to modify their previous permit for authorization to allow for the installation on one (1) 69 kV and two (2) 12 kV aerial electrial transmission lines over 54 linear feet of Cane Creek in the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County.

2I. QUEENS LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, #07-0553, requests authorization to maintenance dredge, by hydraulic method, approximately 800 cubic yards of bottom material, to restore navigable depths to minus four feet (-4.0') at MLW, with a 6" overdredge tolerance, at their existing marina situated along Queens Creek in York County. The material will be mixed with a flocculent (Solve 9330) and pumped into and dewatered by two 1,000 cubic yard capacity TenCate GT 500 Geotubes® with upland disposal. Recommend approval with our standard dredge conditions and a royalty of $360.00 for the removal of 800 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard.

PAGE 3 ITEMS

3A. JEFF HEBENSTREIT, #05-2416, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain an open-sided boathouse, constructed approximately 8 feet higher than previously permitted, on his private pier adjacent to 1833 Windy Ridge Road, situated along Broad Bay in the East Alanton subdivision in Virginia Beach. The previously issued permit (Page 2 item approved by the Commission on April 25, 2006) authorized boathouse construction to a maximum height of 20 feet above mean high water. However, the boathouse was constructed to a height of 27.8 feet above mean high water.

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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