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COMMISSION AGENDA January 23, 2001

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MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION

 

January 23, 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. ATCIC, INC., #99-1996, requests authorization to dredge, by mechanical method, 1,943 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material to create a 910-foot long by 30-foot wide channel possessing maximum depths of minus five (-5) feet at mean low water and two ancillary channels, one 220-feet long by 15-feet wide and the second a 90-feet long by 15-feet wide, both possessing maximum depths of minus four (-4) feet at mean low water, in Tanners Creek in Norfolk. The project is protested by the Citizens for the Preservation of Norfolk's Wetlands.  

5.  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.  

6.  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. 

7.  BARBARA GROFF, #99-0046. Restoration hearing to consider the unauthorized construction and backfill of 154 linear feet of wooden bulkheading up to 5.2 feet channelward of mean low water and encroaching on 420 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom in Chincoteague Bay.

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8.  DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #01-0001, proposes to install approximately 12,000 linear feet of a floating physical barrier supported by eighteen (18) fixed dolphins to serve as a protective waterfront barrier system and line of demarcation for the western boundary of the Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk restricted waters situated along Hampton Roads. 

9.  DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #01-0002, proposes to install an anchored/floating buoy line and two single lines of floating dredge pipe from east and west banks of Little Creek harbor in the vicinity of Piers 35 and 19 respectively, to the eastern and western lines of the harbor access channel to serve as a temporary protective waterfront barrier system for the Naval Amphibious Base (NAVPHIBASE), Little Creek.  

10.  ERLING ENGELSEN, # 99-1991, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain 120 linear feet of vinyl bulkheading and authorization to install 915 linear feet of bulkhead, at the Marina Cove Boat Basin situated along the Harris River in Hampton. 

11.  ATT/PF NET, #00-0082, requests authorization to install a coaxial fiber optic cable along VDOT R/W and within existing easements crossing numerous streams and rivers between Chesterfield County and Loudoun County. The project is protested by numerous landowners along the proposed alignment. 

12.   PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed management measures for the 2001 striped bass commercial and recreational fisheries. 

13.   PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed regulatory amendments allowing for exceptions to the Commercial Hook-and-Line limited entry program. 

14DISCUSSION: Recommendations of the Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee and VMRC Crab Management Advisory Committee. Request for Public Hearing to establish 2001 crabbing regulations. 

15.   DISCUSSION: Request for public hearings to establish 2001 management measures for the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries. 

16.    Recommendation of the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board 

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17.   Request for public hearing to modify fish pot closed areas in the James River. 

18.  Report of the Assistant Attorney General concerning crab dredging/clam dredging issues. 

 

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2A. 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. 

2B. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #00-2040. The Fisheries Management Division requests authorization to construct a 500-foot long by 40-foot wide subtidal oyster reef sanctuary constructed of oyster and clam shell at 3705' 35.7" North Latitude, 76 20' 38.0" West Longitude in Back River near Langley Air Force Base in Hampton. 

2C. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #00-2041. The Fisheries Management Division requests authorization to construct a 600-foot long by 60-foot wide subtidal oyster reef sanctuary constructed of oyster and clam shell at 3736' 59.0" North Latitude, 7618' 21.0" West Longitude near Fleets Island in the Rappahannock River on Public Ground No. 1, in Lancaster County. 

2D. MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, #00-2042. The Fisheries Management Division requests authorization to construct a 658-foot long by 60-foot wide intertidal oyster reef sanctuary constructed of oyster and clam shell at 36 50' 14.0" North Latitude, 76 14' 59.0" West Longitude near the Ford Motor Company Norfolk Assembly Plant in the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk. 

2E. ELIZABETH RIVER TERMINALS, #00-2029, requests authorization to maintenance dredge, on an annual basis, by mechanical method, up to 10,000 cubic yards of State-owned submerged lands from the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River to maintain maximum depths of -35 feet below mean low water adjacent to their facility in Chesapeake. 

2F. AQUA MARINE, #00-1491, requests authorization to construct a 36-foot long by 8-foot wide fixed pier and a 236-foot long by 8-foot wide floating pier, two 50-foot by 10-foot finger piers, and a 48-foot by 10-foot finger pier supporting a total of 21 wet slips and associated mooring piles adjacent to property situated along Chisman Creek in York County.

 

Final Agenda

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            2G.  CITY OF NORFOLK, #96-1807, requests a modification to their previously issued permit to allow for the dredging of 34,600 yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom to create a 1,300-foot long by 75-foot wide construction access channel in lieu of the 800-foot long by 75-foot wide channel previously authorized to facilitate the installation of a 1,870-foot water main in Edgewater Haven in Norfolk.

 

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