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AGENDA MAY 25, 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.  JOHN KLOKE, #10-0150, requests authorization to construct a 29 foot wide by 59 foot long open sided boathouse near the channelward end of his existing private, noncommercial, open pile pier situated along Queens Creek at 451 Queens Creek Road in Mathews County.  The project is protested by several nearby property owners.

6.  DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #09-0358, requests after-the-fact authorization for the replacement of approximately 300 linear feet of their CEP-102 and CEP-111 bulkheads located on the south side of Pier 1 at Naval Station Norfolk, situated along Hampton Roads in the City of Norfolk.  The proposed project also calls for the installation of approximately 300 linear feet of riprap bulkhead toe stabilization overlain by articulated concrete mats extending a maximum of 47 feet channelward of the adjacent bulkheads. 

7.  PUBLIC COMMENTS.

8PUBLIC HEARING:  Consideration of final blue crab regulations, including closure of the crab dredge fishery for the 2010/2011 season, continuation of the crabbing license sales moratorium, and repeal of the prohibition on the harvest of dark sponge crabs from July 1-July 15.

9.  BLACK SEA BASS:  Request for public hearing to consider amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-950-10 et seq. that would revise the closed season for the recreational black sea bass fishery.

10.  BLUEFISH:  Request for a June Public Hearing to establish the 2010 commercial bluefish quota, as part of Regulation 4 VAC 20-450-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of Bluefish".

11.  REQUEST:  Approval for the Conservation and Replenishment Program and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to place reef balls for oyster reef restoration on Palaces Bar reef in the Piankatank River and at a site in the Lafayette River near the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk.

12.  REPEAT OFFENDERS.
 

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

2A.  FAIRFAX COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY, #10-0203, requests authorization to restore approximately 852 linear feet of Big Rocky Run utilizing rock structures, rock cross vanes, and J hook rock vanes within Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Fairfax County.

2B.  POTOMAC & WESTMORELAND SHORES CIVIC CORP., #10-0546, requests authorization to modify and existing approved community pier by adding a 6-foot long by 3-foot wide catwalk and two (2) additional mooring piles to support two (2) PWC lifts adjacent to property at Lot 25A Blk A Section 3 Westmoreland Shores Subdivision situated along Monroe Bay in Westmoreland County.  Staff recommends the assessment of a royalty in the amount of $108.00 for the additional encroachment of 72 square feet of State-owned subaqueous land at a rate of $1.50 per square foot.

2C.  PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY, #10-0413, requests authorization to install approximately 40 linear feet of new 10 inch water main a minimum of 3 feet beneath the stream bed of Dry Fork Creek, associated with the Dry Fork Creek Waterline Extension project in Pittsylvania County.  The new waterline will be installed by the directional bore method.

2D.  ROBERT S. GOLLAHON, #10-0361, requests authorization to install approximately 90 linear feet of new 18 inch sanitary sewer line a minimum of 3 feet beneath the stream bed of Potomac Creek associated with Central Stafford Commerce Center project in Stafford County.  The new sanitary sewer line will be installed by the directional bore method.  Staff recommends the assessment of a royalty in the amount of $270.00 for the encroachment of 90 linear feet of State owned subaqueous land at a rate of $3.00 per linear foot.

2E.  SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, #10-0291, requests authorization to construct a total of 350 linear feet (Reach A) of riprap revetment extending a maximum of 6 feet channelward of ordinary high water, and to construct 150 linear feet (Reach B) of riprap revetment extending a maximum of 16 feet channelward of ordinary high water in Massaponax Creek, associated with the Massaponax Interceptor Replacement Phase 2 Stream Stabilization project in Spotsylvania County. 

2F.  WASHINGTON COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY, #10-0400, requests authorization to construct a 12 MGD raw water intake, previously authorized by VMRC Permits #91-0420 & #02-1007, in the original streambed of the South Fork Holston River Reservoir near its confluence with the Middle Fork Holston River in Washington County.  The intake structure will be a submerged 10-foot wide by 57-foot long concrete channel equipped with six (6) passive drum screens (1-mm mesh openings) and operated with a 0.25 fps maximum approach velocity.  Recommend approval contingent on our standard instream permit conditions and a requirement that the intake structure shall be marked in accordance with TVA regulations to minimize navigation impacts.

2G.  CITY OF LYNCHBURG, #08-2207, requests a modification to their previously authorized permit, to now replace the existing Florida Avenue Bridge with a new 26-foot, 2-inch wide span bridge crossing over 19 linear feet of Fishing Creek in the City of Lynchburg.  The proposed modification increases the width of the bridge to accommodate a sidewalk for pedestrian traffic.

2H.  CITY OF ROANOKE, #09-1780, requests authorization to install approximately 120 linear feet of riprap stream bank stabilization alongside the Tinker Creek Greenway trail crossing beneath an existing railroad trestle along Tinker Creek at its confluence with the Roanoke River, and to construct a 14-foot wide by 240-foot long pedestrian bridge, crossing over the Roanoke River immediately upstream of Tinker Creek, in order to connect the Tinker Creek and Roanoke River Greenway trails in the City of Roanoke.  The proposed project also calls for the temporary installation of a solid-fill construction causeway extending approximately 110 feet into the Roanoke River, to facilitate the construction of the proposed pedestrian bridge.  Staff recommends the inclusion of the standard in-stream conditions, and a condition which requires the removal of the construction causeway within 60 days of the completion of bridge construction.


PAGE 3 ITEMS Consent Agenda Items.

3A. JOHN D. MUNFORD, II, #10-0332, requests after the fact authorization to retain the existing 30 foot by 17.5 foot enclosed (two sides) private boathouse located directly adjacent to the existing bulkhead protecting 600 55th Street, situated along Crystal Lake in Virginia Beach.  Mr. Munford also seeks authorization to install and backfill 93 linear feet of replacement timber bulkhead, aligned a maximum of one foot channelward of the existing structure.  Staff recommends a royalty for the proposed bulkhead of $54.00 for the filling of 54 square feet of State owned submerged bottom at a rate of $1.00 per square foot.  Staff does not recommend a civil charge or triple permit fees be assessed for the enclosed boathouse since it existed at the property when it was purchased by Mr. Munford, and because of the length of time the structure previously existed at the site. 



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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