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AGENDA December 10, 2013

**APPROVAL OF AGENDA.  

1.  MINUTES of previous meeting.

2.  PERMITS (Projects over $500,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

3.  CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS.

4.  CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR BRIEFING BY COUNSEL.

5. COLONIAL PIPELINE COMPANY, #05-2245, requests an extension to an existing Wetland Permit previously issued by the City of Chesapeake and set to expire December 31, 2013, authorizing the repair and/or maintenance of underground petroleum pipelines at six (6) designated stream crossings in the City of Chesapeake. 

6. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, #13-1284, requests authorization to construct a 1,050 linear foot riprap revetment adjacent to their facility at 2701 Vepco Street situated along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake. The project requires a wetlands permit. 

7. SUSTAINABILITY PARK LLC, #12-0925, requests authorization to construct a boat launch facility, including two (2) boat ramps with fixed tending piers and a floating dock adjacent to property situated along the James River at 13101 North Enon Church Road in Chesterfield County. The project requires a wetlands permit and a subaqueous permit. 

8. PACE HOMES, INC., #13-1052. Appeal of the Hampton Wetlands Board decision to deny a riprap storm water outfall apron along the Hampton River at the terminus of North Boxwood Street in the City of Hampton.

9. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #13-1115, requests authorization to dredge approximately 48,000 cubic yards of fossilized oyster laden sediment from two established shell dredge sites, in the vicinity of Tribell Shoals, in the James River for the placement of approximately 24,000 cubic yards of clean oyster shell on seven (7) established oyster reef sanctuary sites on Baylor Grounds in the Great Wicomico River in Northumberland County, including the placement of Class I riprap on the sanctuary sites to deter poaching. The project is protested by area waterman. 

10. XANTERRA KINGSMILL, LLC, #13-1345, requests authorization to construct an approximately 526-foot long elevated boardwalk with two (2) 695 square foot gazebos with 17.5-foot high roof structures and timber rails and a 6-foot wide by 90-foot long community pier with a 60-foot T-head and a 695 square foot gazebo with a 17.5-foot high roof structure and timber rails associated with the construction of the Kingsmill Resort Riverwalk adjacent to property situated along the James River in James City County. The project is protested by numerous residents of the Kingsmill Community. 

11. PAUL and MECHELE HALDER, #12-1726, request after-the-fact authorization to retain a concrete boat ramp and a 77-foot by 55-foot pier with an 820 square foot boathouse adjacent to property situated along the Port Walthall Channel of the Appomattox River in Chesterfield County. The project requires a wetlands permit and a subaqueous permit.

12. ROBERT “TRES” IRBY, #12-1783, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain previously unauthorized concrete rubble placed along his property shoreline to be used as base material for a proposed 365 linear foot riprap revetment situated along the James River at 1519 Rustling Cedar Lane in Henrico County. This project requires a wetlands permit and a subaqueous permit. The project is also protested by nearby property owners. 

13. PUBLIC COMMENT.

14. REPEAT OFFENDERS.

15. FAILURE TO REPORT: Cases involving failure to report commercial harvests, in accordance with Chapter 4VAC20-610-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting.”

16. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4VAC20-900-10 et seq. “Pertaining to Horseshoe Crabs” to establish commercial management measures for the 2014 fishing season.

17. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendment to Chapter 4VAC20-252-10 et seq. “Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass” to establish the recreational and commercial striped bass harvest quota and management measures for the 2014 fishing season.

18. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendment to Chapter 4VAC20-490-10 et seq. “Pertaining to Sharks” to establish commercial processing tolerances at seas for smooth dogfish. These amendments are proposed for compliance with the fishery management plan requirements for smooth dogfish. 

19. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Chapter 4VAC20-500-10 et seq., “Pertaining to the Catching of Eels,” to establish gear-specific harvest seasons, amend size and possession limits, for the harvesting of American eel, and establish buyer reporting requirements. These amendments are proposed for compliance with the interstate fishery management plan requirements for American eel.

20. RECOMMENDATIONS: From the Recreational and Commercial Fishing Advisory Boards, on funding projects from the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund.


PAGE 2 ITEMS (Projects over $500,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).

2A. METRO FIBER NETWORKS, INC., #13-1568, requests authorization to install a new submerged fiber optic cable, by directional bore and jet plow method, beneath 4,115 linear feet of the York River between Yorktown and Gloucester Point, approximately 1,000 feet upstream of the Coleman Bridge, to provide additional connectivity to the VIMS campus and Gloucester Point residents in Gloucester County. Recommend approval with a royalty of $12,345.00 for the encroachment of the line beneath 4,115 linear feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $3.00 per linear foot.

2B. LOUDOUN WATER, #10-2020, requests authorization to modify a previously-authorized permit for a water intake and associated infrastructure to include boring 15 linear feet a minimum of six (6) feet below Sycolin Creek for two (2) 8-inch electrical conduits, and one (1) 4-inch communication conduit as a part of the Potomac River Water Supply Project in Loudoun County. 

2C. PER PROPERTIES, #12-0592, requests authorization to modify a previously approved project, to create 26,136 square feet of oyster reef next to an existing reef located north of the Jordan Bridge along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake. The reef expansion is proposed as part of PER’s mitigation plan resulting from impacts associated with the construction of a grain terminal adjacent to their property at 3991 Elm Avenue situated on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth. 

2D. ROANOKE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, #13-0914, requests authorization to rehabilitate the existing 9th Street bridge, to include replacement of the existing superstructure with a 40-foot 10-inch wide bridge deck, across approximately 80 feet of the Roanoke River in the City of Roanoke. No in-stream work is required. Recommend approval contingent upon the acceptance of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Historic Resources and the permittee.

2E. CAVALIER GOLF AND YACHT CLUB, #13-0935, requests authorization to remove and replace the existing North and East fixed pier facilities (including slips and associated mooring piles) with floating docks and new mooring piles; to install a 10-foot by 150-foot floating attenuator pier; install an 8-foot by 60-foot paddle board dock; add a 5-foot by 10-foot gas dock extension; and add an 8-foot by 50-foot extension to the westernmost floating dock, all adjacent to the private marina located at 1052 Cardinal Road in the Birdneck Point subdivision, situated along Little Neck Creek in Virginia Beach. Staff recommends approval with a royalty of $28,984.50 for the total encroachment over 19,323 square feet of State-owned submerged land at a rate of $1.50 per square foot.

PAGE 3 ITEMS

None.




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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