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AGENDA august 23, 2011

**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.  EAST BEACH LLC, #08-2261, requests authorization to dredge 20 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous material to create depths of minus three (-3) feet at mean low water, to accommodate the replacement and use of an existing, deteriorated boat ramp adjacent to the applicant's property located on Little Creek, at the intersection of 24th Bay Street and Pretty Lake Avenue, in the City of Norfolk.  The project is protested by both adjacent property owners.

6.  ROBERT WHITE, JR., #07-1141, requests authorization to install an approximately 240-foot long gapped, precast, concrete Beach Prism permeable breakwater system aligned an average of 38 feet channelward of mean low water, adjacent to his property situated along Ingram Bay in Northumberland County.

7.  PUBLIC HEARING:  Commission consideration to designate approximately 425 acres of subaqueous bottomlands at the confluence of the Poquoson River and Bennett Creek in the City of Poquoson as Not Appropriate for Shellfish Leased Ground that could be authorized by 28.2-603 of the Code of Virginia.

8.   PUBLIC COMMENTS.

9.  PUBLIC HEARING:  Consideration of final blue crab regulations, including closure of the crab dredge fishery for the 2011-2012 season, (4VAC20-1140-20 et seq. "Pertaining to Prohibition of Crab Dredging in Virginia waters).  Decision on licensing those individuals on the peeler pot and crab pot waiting list who have been inactive, at least since 2004 (4VAC20-270-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Crabbing").  Re-assignment of latitude-longitude coordinates that apply to Virginia Blue Crab Sanctuaries (4VAC20-752-20 et seq., "Pertaining to Blue Crab Sanctuaries").

10.  PUBLIC HEARING:  Consideration of amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-720-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest" to establish the 2011-2012 public oyster seasons.

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

2A.  MARINE HYDRAULICS, INCORPORATED, #10-1974, requests authorization to maintenance dredge up to 10,000 cubic yards of state-owned subaqueous bottom, on an annual dredge cycle, using both hydraulic and mechanical dredging methods, to maintain a depth of 38.14 feet below mean sea level, at their Lamberts Point Facility in the City of Norfolk.

2B.  VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, #11-0857,
requests authorization replace the existing Route 60/Main Street Bridge in Clifton Forge with a 160.5-foot long by 51.5-foot wide clear span bridge impacting 8,164 square feet of the Smith River in Alleghany County.  Staff recommends approval with our standard in-stream construction conditions.

2C.  METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS AUTHORITY, #11-0193,
requests authorization to cross 61 linear feet of Broad Run and a total of 168 linear feet (three locations) of Horsepen Run along the Dulles Greenway in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties for the installation of clear span bridges to accommodate the Metrorail Project Phase 2.  Staff recommends approval with our standard in-stream construction conditions.

2D. 
CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION, #11-0204, requests authorization to install six (6) offshore stone breakwaters on the north side of Port Isobel Island and maintenance dredge on an as-needed basis subaqueous material to maintain depths of minus five (-5) feet at mean low water from the entrance channel leading to the Port Isobel Education Center near Tangier Island in Accomack County.  The dredge material will be placed in an upland disposal site. Staff recommends approval with a time-of-year restriction from February 15 through August 15 of any year to avoid potential impacts to colonial waterbird colonies.


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3A.  SUNSET BOATING CENTER AND DRY STORAGE, #10-1709, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain six (6) piles installed channelward of a 71-foot long section of a timber bulkhead at 800 South Armistead Avenue situated along Sunset Creek in the City of Hampton.

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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