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AGENDA DECEMBER 21, 2010

** 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.  CHARLES CAUSEY, #09-0546, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain two (2) 2-foot by 5-foot rock-filled timber gabion boxes position at the end of a previously authorized boatramp adjacent to his property at 826 King Copsico Lane situated along the Potomac River in Westmoreland County. 

6.  PUBLIC COMMENT.

7.  REQUEST FOR A JANUARY 2011 PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed harvest quotas (pounds) for the 2011 recreational and commercial striped bass fisheries, as specified by Chapter 4 VAC 20-252-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass".

8.  REQUEST FOR A JANUARY 2011 PUBLIC HEARING:  Industry-proposed modifications to possession and landing limitations and open landing seasons, for harvests of summer flounder from federal waters, as described in Chapter 4 VAC 20-620-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Summer Flounder".

9.  REQUEST FOR AN EMERGENCY AMENDMENT:   To Chapter 4 VAC 20-1230-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Restrictions on Shellfish", to clarify shellfish harvest requirements.

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

2A. LUCK STONE, #10-1750, requests authorization to install six new steel dolphins, repair and replace 5 existing dolphins and mechanically dredge on an as-needed basis approximately 1,050 cubic yards of bottom material, with upland disposal, to achieve maximum project depths of -14 feet MLW at their existing barge loading facility (South Richmond Facility) situated along the James River in the City of Richmond.  Recommend approval with an instream time-of-year restriction of February 15 through June 30 to protect anadromous fishes and an additional dredging royalty of $ 311.85 for the new dredging of 693 cubic yards of bottom material at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard and an encroachment royalty of $480.00 for the encroachment of the new dolphins over 240 square feet of State-owned subaqueous land at a rate of $2.00 per square foot.

2B. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, #10-1162, requests authorization to install two temporary construction trestles, within the York River at N 37o 14' 30.19", W 76o, 27' 3.15" and N 37o 13' 25.52", W 76o, 27' 47.05", to facilitate line splicing operations associated with the installation of a directionally bored 230kV electrical transmission line (Hayes-Yorktown 230 kV Line Project), previously authorized by an easement granted in 1987 by the General Assembly, beneath 15,469 linear feet of the York River in Gloucester and York Counties.  Recommend approval contingent on the applicant's agreement to light the trestles pursuant to U. S. Coast Guard requirements.

2C. VULCAN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, #07-0979, requests a modification to their previously authorized permit to now dredge, on an as-needed basis, up to 4,444 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous material, per dredge cycle, to establish and maintain maximum depths of -16 feet at mean low water, from within a 50-foot by 150-foot basin surrounding the terminus of the existing pier at their Westminster Sales Yard, situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk.  All dredged material will be transported to and disposed of at Craney Island.  Recommend inclusion of the standard dredging conditions and an additional royalty assessment in the amount of $649.80 for the dredging of an additional 1,444 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous material at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard.

2D. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #10-0281, requests authorization to demolish and replace the existing Piers 4 and 5 with a new, single pier (Pier 5) at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard situated along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Portsmouth.  The proposed project within the Commission's jurisdiction includes the installation of a replacement marginal wharf along Hitchcock Street between the existing Piers 4 and 5; the construction of a new 230-foot wide by 1,225-foot long Pier 5 with appurtenant moorings, fender systems, utilities, lighting, electrical substations, railroad spur, crane rails, saltwater intake, and support structures to include restroom and saltwater pump station buildings, and a security tower.

2E. RIVANNA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY, #10-1358, requests authorization to install, by open-trench method, a concrete-encased, 24-inch diameter sewer transmission line, a minimum of three feet beneath the submerged bed of Moores Creek at the Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Albemarle County.  The proposed sewer line will be installed in the dry using a temporary dam and pump system, to divert stream flow around the work site. Recommend inclusion of the standard in-stream conditions.

2F. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #10-1714, requests authorization to repair and improve approximately 180 linear feet of existing revetment, by installing additional riprap extending a maximum of 11 feet channelward of mean low water, between Piers A and C at the Craney Island Fuel Depot situated along the Elizabeth River in the City of Portsmouth.

2G. QWEST COMMUNICATIONS, #10-1882, requests authorization to install a fiber optic cable under the bed of the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, using the horizontal directional drill method, immediately east of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge between the cities of Norfolk and Chesapeake.  The line will replace a previously authorized, temporary line in the same location for which a royalty was paid at the rate of $3.00 per linear foot under VMRC permit #10-0342 issued on March 23, 2010. 

2H. DAVID DICKENS, #10-1614, requests authorization to install a 100-foot long and a 60-foot long armor stone breakwater, each with a 22-foot wide base width, located approximately 30 feet channelward of mean high water, and to place 400 cubic yards of beach quality sand landward of the breakwaters, to be sprigged with beach vegetation, adjacent to his property situated along the Potomac River in Westmoreland County. 


PAGE 3 ITEMS Consent Agenda Items.

None at this time.



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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