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AGENDA OCTOBER 26, 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. DESMOND OWENS, #10-0550, requests authorization to construct a 22 foot by 31 foot open sided boathouse near the channelward end of his pier situated along the Ware River at 5711 Mobjack Road in Gloucester County. The project is protested by an adjoining property owner and a nearby property owner. 

6. FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, ET AL, #10-1448, requests authorization to install riprap shoreline stabilization at multiple locations along the Potomac River at Jones Point Park and repair the failing wall in front of the Jones Point Park Lighthouse through the installation of sheetpile and riprap temporarily displacing wetland vegetation along Hunting Creek in the City of Alexandria. The project requires a Wetlands permit.

7. RUBY DEBOE, #10-1219, requests authorization to install 25 linear feet of quarry stone riprap a maximum of 18 inches in front of an existing timber bulkhead which will impact 37.5 square feet of jurisdictional beach at property at the confluence of the Piankatank River and Chesapeake Bay at 450 Gillim Road in Middlesex County. A Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches permit is required.

8. FERNAND BARUCH, JR., #10-1291, requests authorization to extend an existing breakwater an additional 40 feet, install 75 linear feet of quarry stone riprap revetment, install 150 linear feet of quarry stone riprap sill that will be filled with 400 cubic yards of sand, excavated from an accumulation adjacent to his pier, to support the planting of wetland vegetation at his property situated on the Rappahannock River at the confluence of Meachim Creek at 938 Plainview Road in Middlesex County. Both Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches and Submerged Lands permits are required.

9. ZOAR BAPTIST CHURCH, #10-1370, requests authorization to install 65 linear feet of quarry stone riprap a maximum of 16 feet in front of an existing timber bulkhead which will impact 1,040 square feet of jurisdictional beach and state owned subaqueous bottom at property near the confluence of the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay on Riverside Drive in Middlesex County. Both Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches and Submerged Lands permits are required.

10. ROBERT WINFREE, #10-1025. Continuation of the August 24, 2010, Commission hearing concerning an after the fact authorization request to retain a previously unauthorized concrete block retaining wall/bulkhead structure at the applicant's property situated along the James River in the Town of Claremont, in Surry County. A Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches permit is required.

11. MIKE REESON, owner of Driftwood Corporation request for reconsideration of the Commission action to assess a civil charge of $1,800.00, related to his role as project contractor for the Guilford Heights Association (#10-0816), involving the unauthorized construction of a 186 linear foot concrete block retaining wall/bulkhead structure at the Association's property situated along the James River in Surry County that received after the fact approval at the August 24, 2010, meeting. 

12. PUBLIC COMMENTS

13. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-995-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Commercial Hook-and-Line Fishing,", to establish a limit to the number of crew that can participate in the commercial hook-and-line fishery and clarify participation requirements. 

14. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-620-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Summer Flounder", and Regulation 4 VAC 20-920-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Landing Licenses", to provide an allocation of commercial offshore summer flounder quota to qualifying commercial hook and line licensees.

15. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-610-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting", to eliminate the use of agents from the commercial gill net fishery.

16. RUSSELL GASKINS: Request to license and locate a pound net in a new location on the north shore of the Rappahannock River, upriver of the Robert O. Norris, Jr. Bridge. The proposed location is protested.


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

2A. VIRGINIA NATURAL GAS, INC., #10-1376, requests authorization to install a 
16-inch diameter gas pipeline, by directional-bore method, beneath 55 linear feet of Broad Creek, immediately upstream of North Military Highway in the City of Norfolk. Recommend the assessment of a royalty in the amount of $165.00 for the encroachment beneath 55 linear feet of State-owned submerged land at a rate of $3.00 per linear foot.

2B. CITY OF SALEM, #10-1500, requests authorization to install and backfill 200 linear feet of gabion baskets, encroaching a maximum of two feet channelward of ordinary high water along the bank of the Roanoke River, to be part of the Roanoke River Greenway in the City of Salem. The proposed installation will occur within temporary cofferdams placed five feet channelward of the gabion baskets. Staff recommends inclusion of the standard in-stream conditions.

2C. WASHINGTON COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY, #10-0400, requests a modification to their previously issued permit to construct a 12 MGD raw water intake in the original streambed of the South Fork Holston River Reservoir near its confluence with the Middle Fork Holston River in Washington County. The modification replaces the original single intake channel design with three smaller intake structures and an intake vault designed to improve pumping efficiencies and routine maintenance of the intake.


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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