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. MR. HARVEY TOMEY, #98-2201, requests authorization to construct a 34-foot extension to an existing, previously permitted 48-foot, low-profile timber groin adjacent to his property situated along the west shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Northumberland County. The project is protested by the downdrift adjacent property owner, Ms. Susan Damron.
5. DR. CHAN PARK, #99-1852, requests authorization to install a 32-foot long by 16-foot wide private, non-commercial, open-sided boathouse adjacent to his property situated along Boathouse Creek in York County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.
6. APPLICATION FOR REASSIGNMENT OF OYSTER PLANTING GROUND: James M. Shinault, II, completed an Application for Reassignment of Oyster Planting Ground for Lease #12061, containing 16.79 acres in the East River. That application was not approved because the documented use was not considered to be "significant use" for 16.79 acres in the East River. Continued from the October 26, 1999, meeting.
7. APPLICATION FOR REASSIGNMENT OF OYSTER PLANTING GROUND: Mr. J. Libassi has appealed staff denial of his Application for Reassignment of Oyster Planting Ground Lease #12024 in the East River for 5.83 acres.
8. RECOMMENDATIONS of the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board and Commercial Fishing Advisory Board.
9. DISCUSSION: Consideration of striped bass regulatory changes mandated by the ASMFC Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan for 2000.
10. CONCH POT FISHERY: Staff request for emergency amendments to Regulation 4VAC-20-890-10 et. seq.
December 21, 1999
11. BLUE CRAB: Continued discussion and review of blue crab life history characteristics and their implications for management.
12. DISCUSSION: Request for public hearing to consider opening of Deep Water Shoal, James River, to the harvest of oysters and approval of the 2000 Broodstock Relocation Program.
13. DISCUSSION: Charterboat/Headboat license fees for non-residents fishing in Virginia tidal waters. Reciprocity agreements.
14. 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.
December 21, 1999
2A. LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, #99-1737, requests authorization to install 1748 linear feet of fiber optic cable within existing rights-of-way along various State roadways utilizing directional boring, and bridge attachment methodologies. The line will cross the Appomattox River, Appomattox Canal, James River and associated tributary branches and creeks in Richmond City, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, and Henrico Counties in Virginia.
2B. OPSAIL NORFOLK 2000, #99-1364, requests authorization to construct three (3) temporary community floating piers that will range in length from 220 to 600 linear feet to accommodate the mooring of sailing vessels for OpSail 2000 adjacent to Waterside Marina and Town Point Park situated along the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk. Recommend a royalty in the amount of $17,955.00 for the encroachment over 59,850 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.30 per square foot. Given the "temporary" nature of the encroachment, we recommend that the royalty be assessed at a rate of $1,496.25 per month, or any part thereof, for so long as the encroachment exists.
2C. NORFOLK SHIPBUILDING AND DRYDOCK CORPORATION, #99-1879, requests authorization to extend Pier #1 an additional 251.5 linear feet to 1,281.5 linear feet at their facility situated along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk. Recommend an annual royalty of $628.75 for encroachment over 12,575 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.05 per square foot.
2D. LYON SHIPYARD, INC., #99-1789, requests authorization to dredge, by mechanical method, 117,000 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom, 17,900 cubic yards of which is maintenance, and to maintenance dredge on an annual basis up to 20,000 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom from the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River to maintain maximum depths of -12 feet to -38 feet at mean low water adjacent to their facility in the City of Norfolk. All dredged material will be transported directly to Craney Island for disposal. Recommend a royalty of $44,595.00 for the new dredging of 99,100 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard.
2E. LYON SHIPYARD, INC., #96-1218, requests authorization to reactivate and extend a previously issued permit to mechanically dredge 16,500 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom to provide maximum depths of -21 feet and -31 feet at mean low water adjacent to their existing facility situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk.
December 21, 1999
2F. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #99-1832, requests authorization to construct 345 linear feet of concrete replacement bulkhead, to repair approximately 600 concrete pilings under an existing landship and pier, to install 92 linear feet of riprap, and to construct a 65-foot long by 55-foot wide container hold and 124-foot long retractable loading ramp adjacent to their facility situated along Skiffs Creek at Fort Eustis in the City of Newport News.
2G. U.S. COAST GUARD, #98-0661, requests authorization for the temporary lifting of a previously Commission-imposed time-of-year restriction of November 15th through March 30th in order to place 450 cubic yards of materials generated from the maintenance dredging of the Wormley Creek Channel overboard and unconfined in the Chesapeake Bay at the Wolftrap site east of New Point Comfort and south of Wolftrap Light.
2H. TARMAC AMERICA, INC., #99-1800, requests authorization to construct a 420 linear foot riprap revetment adjacent to their facility situated along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River adjacent to the Campostella Bridge in Norfolk.