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COMMISSION AGENDA MARCH 25, 2003

1. MINUTES of previous meeting and December 3, 2002 Special Meeting.

** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.

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

3. EXECUTIVE SESSION. 


4. HUGH DELAUNEY. Commission review on appeal of the Norfolk Wetlands Board's February 12, 2003, restoration order pertaining to a coastal primary sand dune situated along the Chesapeake Bay in the East Ocean View section of Norfolk.

5. DOMINION POWER, #02-2003, requests authorization to install, adjacent to an existing cable, by embedding plow, 9,700 feet of electric cable, a minimum of four (4) feet beneath the existing bottom of the Rappahannock River between a point near the mouth of Piscataway Creek at Island Farm in Essex County to a point at the mount of Little Carter Creek in Richmond County. The project is protested by, an adjoining property owner.

6. JOHN A. MUNICK, JR., #02-0417, requests authorization to construct a 10-foot by 30-foot stone breakwater adjacent to his property situated along the James River in the City of Newport News. The project is protested by an adjoining property owner.

7. EDDY PIZANNI, #02-2369, requests authorization to construct a 30-foot by 15-foot open-sided boathouse adjacent to his existing private pier situated along Goose Creek in York County. The project is protested by an adjoining property owner.

8. TIDEWATER QUARRIES, #02-2295, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain an unauthorized and previously constructed 16-foot by 16-foot winch deck with a shed at their Sandy Point sand and gravel loading facility at Riverside Farm, Inc., within the James River in Charles City County. The project is protested by an adjoining property owner.

9. WILLIAM PAYNE, #02-1838, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain 
a 48-foot long bulkhead installed two (2) feet channelward of a deteriorated bulkhead, situated along Chincoteague Channel, adjacent to his property at 3565 Main Street in the Town of Chincoteague, Accomack County.

10. Adoption of Emergency Regulations 4 VAC 20-1050-10 and 4 VAC 20-1060-10 and Request for Public Hearings to establish permanent regulations establishing a restricted area in proximity to the Dominion Power Surry Nuclear Power Station and the Northrup Grumman/Newport News Shipbuilding Company.

11. PUBLIC COMMENT

12. Spiny Dogfish: Request for public hearing for consideration of amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-490-10 et seq. to implement provisions of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan.

13. Consideration of requests for exceptions for black drum fishing permits.

14. Consideration of a clam harvest season extension.

15. Review of the Chincoteague Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Sanctuary.


FISHERY AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION AT APPROXIMATELY 12:00 NOON AND WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE HABITAT PERMIT CASES.

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


2A. CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, #96-0083, requests a one-time extension of their current time-of-year dredging restriction to allow for maintenance dredging of the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp and Beach Facility municipal channel between April 1 and July 1, 2003. The current permit precludes dredging during the period of March 1 through September 30 to protect shellfish spawning periods and juvenile summer flounder recruitment.

2B. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #02-2441, requests authorization to construct a 32-foot by 90-foot crane hard point and fender pile system, install 8 dolphins and install approximately 620 linear feet of 8" articulated block mat to facilitate repairs to an existing lift slip and Pier 55 at NAVPHIBASE Little Creek in Virginia Beach.

2C. NORFOLK SHIPBUILDING AND DRYDOCK CORPORATION, #03-0411, requests a permit to install a service spud and enlarge an existing ramp stop to accommodate the Old Dominion, a new 122' by 555' floating dry-dock at their facility situated along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk. Recommend approval with a one-time permit fee of $5,000.00 in lieu of the assessment of encroachment royalties pursuant to Section 28.2-1206.B of the Code of Virginia.

2D. GIANT YORKTOWN, INC., #02-2389, requests authorization to dredge 76,000 cubic yards of subaqueous material to a depth of minus forty (-40) feet at mean low water adjacent to their oil unloading pier facility situated along the York River in York County. The dredged material will be pumped directly to an approved upland disposal area. Recommend a dredging royalty in the amount of $34,200 for the dredging of 76,000 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous material at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard. 

2E. COUNTY OF YORK, #02-0220, requests authorization to construct six (6) riprap breakwaters with 24,000 cubic yards of associated beach nourishment and wetlands vegetation plantings, a 125-foot by 15-foot concrete boat ramp for emergency personnel, two solid fill crib piers connecting to concrete floating piers for use by transient and commercial vessels, six (6) storm water outfalls and 1,428 linear feet of riprap revetment adjacent to the Yorktown waterfront along the York River in York County.


VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CALL (757) 247-2200 NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

FISHERY AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION AT APPROXIMATELY 12:00 NOON AND WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE HABITAT PERMIT CASES.

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