1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
** APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).
3. CONSENT ORDERS: (Commission approval of consent agreement).
4. EXECUTIVE SESSION (if necessary).
5. GUM POINT OYSTER CO., #99-1596, requests authorization to install 12 pilings and deploy a maximum of 60 oyster floats to establish three (3) 60-foot by 60-foot commercial aquaculture sites near Blundering Point along Carter Creek and the York River in Gloucester County. The project is protested by the owners of two nearby parcels of property.
6. STEPHEN M. HIGH, #98-1364, requests authorization to construct a 30-foot long by 14-foot wide, open-sided boathouse adjacent to his property situated along Herberts Creek in the City of Hampton. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.
7. BOB SASSER, #00-0077, requests authorization to install a 32-foot long by 14-foot wide private, non-commercial, open-sided boathouse at the channelward end of a proposed 220-foot long pier at his property situated along the Western Branch of the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.
8. LAWRENCE FUCCELLA, JR., #99-2290, requests authorization to construct a 60-foot by 20-foot enclosed boathouse addition to an existing 60-foot by 25-foot boathouse at his property along Urbanna Creek in Middlesex County.
March 28, 2000
9. BRUCE DEGINDER, #97-1469, requests authorization to construct a 34-foot long by 28-foot non-commercial, open-sided, dual slip, two-story boathouse adjacent to his property situated along the Chickohominy River in James City County. The project is protested by a property owner in the vicinity.
10. FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, #99-2347, requests authorization to conduct soil borings at two (2) locations in tidal wetlands on property owned by the National Park Service, adjacent to the Potomac River in Alexandria (related to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project). VMRC is acting as the Wetlands Board. The project is unprotested.
11. PUBLIC HEARING: Request for final regulation designed to eliminate circumvention of the crab fishing season via the use of fish pots.
12. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of proposed amendments to Regulation 4 VAC 20-700-10 et seq., to modify requirements for the use of cull rings in crab pots.
13. PUBLIC HEARING: Virginia Seafood Council request to introduce non-native oyster, Crassostrea ariakensis to selected sites in Virginia for experimental purposes.
14. REPEAT OFFENDERS.
15. DISCUSSION: Request for public hearing concerning extension of the crab fishery license sales moratorium.
16. FAILURE to Report Harvest.
17. BRIEFING: Request by the Potomac River Fisheries Commission to purchase seed oysters from the Piankatank River.
18. DISCUSSION: Request for public hearing to be held at the April meeting regarding proposed regulations for the relaying of non-commercial aquaculture shellfish from condemned shellfish growing areas.
19. EXCEPTION request for black drum permit.
March 28, 2000
20. LOUIS S. TAYLOR, JR. requests crab dredge license.
21. REVIEW elver harvesting aquaculture permit of Willy Bokelaar.
22. 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.
March 28, 2000
2A. SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, #99-1905, requests authorization to construct roadway bridges at two (2) locations crossing over Abrams Creek in the City of Winchester and Frederick County. Recommend an annual royalty of $334.40 at a rate of $0.10 per square foot for encroachment over 3,344 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom.
2B. BLAND COUNTY, #99-2372, requests authorization to cross Wolf Creek in nine (9) locations, Hunting Camp Creek in seven (7) locations and a tributary to Wolf Creek in one (1 ) location with a concrete-encased sewer force main which will be buried a minimum of two (2) feet below the natural creek beds, and install a treated wastewater outfall structure and concrete splash apron which will extend four (4) feet channelward of ordinary high water into Wolf Creek in conjunction with the Bastian Wastewater Project. Recommend approval with the inclusion of our standard in stream work conditions for the construction activities.
2C. CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, #00-0014, requests authorization to install four (4) 7-pile mooring dolphins and five (5) 13-pile mooring dolphins along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River adjacent to Portsmouth City Hall for use during OpSail 2000.
2D. CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, #96-0083, requests authorization to modify their existing permit to allow for the reconfiguration of three (3) timber open-pile tending piers, resulting in a 25-foot net reduction in length, at the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp and Beach Facility proposed for construction along Crab Creek in Virginia Beach. Recommend approval with a revised time-of-year dredging restriction which precludes dredging during the period of March 1 through September 30 to protect shellfish spawning periods and juvenile summer flounder recruitment.
2E. U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, #95-0110, requests authorization to modify a previously issued permit for the material generated during the hydraulic maintenance dredging of the two (2) Federal Project Channels at Tangier Island. The material will be deposited along the western shore of the island, south of the existing seawall. Recommend a one-time change in condition #18, which imposes a time-of-year restriction from May 1 through September 30, be lifted between May 1, 2000, and June 20, 2000, to accommodate the upcoming dredging.
March 28, 2000
3A. HARBOR VIEW MARINA, #99-0493, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a previously constructed 24-foot long by 16-foot wide fuel pier extension and two (2) fuel pumps in addition to two (2) 34-foot long by 6-foot wide L-head pier extensions at their facility situated along Deep Creek in the City of Newport News. The applicant has agreed to a civil charge in the amount of $1,200.00 in lieu of any further enforcement action.
3B. GEORGE B. LITTLE, #99-0350, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain 18 existing low-profile timber groins of various lengths, constructed and continually maintained since 1972, adjacent to his property situated along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Northumberland County. The applicant has agreed to the payment of a $600.00 civil charge, triple permit fees and royalties in lieu of any further enforcement action.
3C. JAMES B. DALTON, #00-0043, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain 12 existing low-profile timber groins of various lengths which have been continually maintained since their construction prior to 1980. Additional authorization is sought to construct two (2) low-profile timber groins which will extend 48 feet channelward of mean low water adjacent to his property situated along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Northumberland County. The applicant has agreed to the payment of a $600.00 civil charge, triple permit fees and royalties in lieu of any further enforcement action.
3D. CARTER FILER, #99-1739, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 66-foot long riprap crown reinforcement with a spur over a previously permitted groin and a similar 50-foot riprap crown reinforcement over the top of a previously permitted low- profile timber groin. Additional new installation to include the riprap crowning of three (3) existing low- profile timber groins of various lengths with spurs, the installation of three (3) 68-foot long, spurred low-profile riprap groins with an 8-foot base and a 50-foot long, low-profile riprap groin with a 30-foot T-head and a 10-foot base width, and install 80 feet of riprap revetment which may extend 7 feet channelward of mean low water, adjacent to his property situated along Ingram Bay in Northumberland county. The applicant has agreed to the payment of a $1,200.00 civil charge and triple permit fees in lieu of any further enforcement action.
3E. DIMITRIOS HIONIS, #00-0214, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain approximately (ten) 10 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material mechanically dredged from the Lynnhaven River adjacent to Bubba's Marina in Virginia Beach. The applicant has agreed to a civil charge in the amount of $1,200.00, triple permit fees and royalties in lieu of any further enforcement action.