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COMMISSION AGENDA JUNE 26, 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. CRAB CREEK IMPROVEMENTS, L.L.C., #00-2197. Commission review on appeal by 43 freeholders of property within the City of Norfolk of the December 13, 2000, decision of the Norfolk Wetlands Board to approve, in modified form, an application to dredge navigation channels within Crab Creek, a tributary of the Lafayette River. 

5. CAPTAIN BOB'S MARINA, #00-2163, requests authorization to dredge by clamshell and dragline methods, on an as-needed basis, approximately 4,170 cubic yards of subaqueous material from the entrance channel leading to Captain Bob's Marina, to provide maximum dredge depths of minus six (-6) feet at mean low water, along Chincoteague Channel in the Town of Chincoteague.

6. HUDGINS POINT ESTATES CONDOMINIUM OWNERS ASSOCIATION, #01-0343, requests authorization to expand an existing three-pier, 15-slip community pier facility to 22 slips by adding two (2) sections of pier totalling 135 feet long by 5 feet wide; four (4) 10-foot long by 4-foot wide finger piers and 11 additional mooring piles to existing Pier C adjacent to their property situated along Cobbs Creek in Mathews County. The project is protested by numerous adjoining property owners.

7. RICHARD VESELY, #01-0510, requests authorization to construct and backfill 138 linear feet of vinyl bulkheading, situated up to 11 feet channelward of mean low water, adjacent to his property along Lewis Creek in the Town of Chincoteague. The project is protested by a nearby property owner.

8. TROY LANE, #00-1871, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 48-foot long, by 18-foot wide, open-sided, timber boathouse and construct a second 35-foot long, by 16-foot wide, open-sided private, noncommercial timber boathouse adjacent to his property situated along Mill Creek in Northumberland County. The project is protested by Mr. Leonard Pittman, the oyster ground leaseholder.

9. R. PETER SWART, #01-0659, requests authorization to move and relocate a 20-foot by 30-foot cottage onto a 42-foot by 28-foot elevated open-pile platform on his property along Chesconessex Creek in the Crystal Beach area of Accomack County. A Coastal Primary Sand Dune and Beach permit is required.

10. TIM TAYLOR, #01-0415, requests authorization to construct a 17-foot by 34-foot elevated deck area with an enclosed 20-foot by 17-foot screened gazebo atop a proposed boathouse at the channelward end of a 100-foot private pier adjacent to his property along the Poropotank River in Gloucester County.

11. CHARLES OLSON, #01-0852, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 30' x 30' open-sided elevated deck adjacent to his property situated along the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Chesapeake.

12. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendment to Regulation 4VAC 20-890-10 et. seq., prohibiting the setting of conch pots within 250 yards of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge- Tunnel.

13. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendment to Regulation 4 VAC 20-610-10 et. seq., prohibiting any person whose license has been revoked by the Commission from serving as an agent for another fisherman.

14. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendment to Regulation 4 VAC 20-380-10 et. seq. clarifying application of the 150 pound bycatch limit on grey trout.

15. REPEAT OFFENDERS.

16. PUBLIC COMMENTS

VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE LAVERNE LEWIS (757) 247-2261 NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

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


2A. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #92-0616, requests reactivation and extension of their previously issued permit to place up to 175,000 cubic yards of material dredged from Swash Bay/White Trout Creek along the Waterway on the Coast of Virginia (WCV) in a 92-acre overboard site as part of the Corps' Dredged Material Placement Plan and Management Strategy, which includes the eventual development of the area as an oyster reef.

2B. HANOVER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, #00-1332, requests authorization to install a gravity sewer interceptor line under Totopotomoy Creek in five (5) locations as part of the Totopotomoy Sewer Interceptor project extending from an existing pump station adjacent to Totopotomoy Creek approximately 6,000 feet west of Route 301 and ending at the proposed Totopotomoy Wastewater treatment Plant approximately 4,000 feet east of Route 643 in Hanover County.

2C. KIRKPATRICK, L.C., #01-0161, requests authorization to cross multiple tributaries to Broad Run and Bull Run, to construct a sanitary sewer line associated with commercial and residential development in Loudoun County. Recommend approval with standard instream conditions and a royalty in the amount of $2,180.00 for the encroachment over 2,180 linear feet at rate of $1.00 per linear foot.

2D. WASHINGTON COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY, #01-0783, requests authorization to install a waterline beneath Brumley Creek, Greendale Creek and the North Fork Holston River, at one location each, to provide potable water service to residents of the Brumley Gap Road area in Washington County. Recommend approval with our standard instream permit conditions for Brumley Creek and Greendale Creek, an October 1 to March 31 time-of-year restriction for Brumley Creek to protect reproducing brown trout and a requirement that the line beneath the North Fork Holston River be installed by directional bore method.

2E. DAVID GATLING, #00-1928, requests authorization to mechanically dredge 1,682 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material to provide 1,175 linear feet of navigable channel with a maximum allowable project depth of minus four (-4') feet at mean low water with a tolerance of plus/minus six (" 6) inches at property situated along Lynnhaven Bay in Virginia Beach. All dredged material shall be transported to and disposed of within an approved upland site. Recommend approval with our standard dredge conditions and a royalty in the amount of $351.90 for the dredging of 782 cubic yards of new material at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard. Additionally, no dredging shall be permitted during the months of March through November to protect shellfish spawning periods and juvenile summer flounder recruitment.

2F. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #01-0626, requests authorization to set four (4) concrete pilings and install a 12-foot wide by 42-foot long floating dock adjacent to Pier 60 in Little Creek Cove at the Little Creek Amphibious Base in Virginia Beach.

2G. NORFOLK SHIPBUILDING AND DRYDOCK CORPORATION, #01-0793, requests authorization to replace Pier 3 with a new pier 712 feet long by 53 feet wide in the same location adjacent to their property situated along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk. Recommend a royality for all new encroachment at a rate of $1.00 per square foot. 

2H. CITY OF HAMPTON, #00-0783, requests authorization to maintenance dredge, on an as-needed basis, up to 12,000 cubic yards of State-owned submerged lands to maximum depths of minus eight (-8) feet below mean low water within the Salt Ponds entrance channel. All sand is to be placed along the public beach situated along the Chesapeake Bay in the City of Hampton.

2I. NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING AND DRYDOCK CO., #00-0583, requests authorization to modify their existing permit to dredge an additional 3,200 cubic yards of State-owned bottom material from the James River to create and maintain maximum depths of -45 feet at mean low water adjacent to their facility in Newport News. Recommend a royalty of $1,440.00 at $0.45 per cubic yard. 

2J. CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS, #01-0270, requests authorization to maintenance dredge, by clamshell method, 11,500 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material from the James River in order to achieve maximum depths of minus eleven feet and six inches (-11.5) below mean low water adjacent to Huntington Park in Newport News.

2K. CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS, #01-0269, requests authorization to maintenance dredge, by clamshell method, 9,700 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material from Salter's Creek in order to achieve maximum depths of minus six feet (-6) below mean low water adjacent to Peterson's Yacht Basin in Newport News.

 

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