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. PRIDE OF VIRGINIA SEAFOOD PRODUCTS, #99-0277, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain an 81 1/2-foot long by 84-foot wide commercial timber wharf adjacent to property situated along Cockrell Creek in Northumberland County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner. Deferred from September 28, 1999, meeting.
5. DEVON FAIRHURST, #98-1078, requests authorization to retain a 16-foot by 10-foot, one-story dock house located at the channelward end of his private pier situated along Parkers Creek in the Cashville area of Accomack County.
6. SHOW CAUSE HEARING to determine Mr. Roger McKinley's degree of responsibility as an agent and contractor for Mr. Willie E. Bush (#99-0340), pertaining to permit violations associated with a previously authorized dredging project adjacent to Old House Cove, a tidal tributary to Dividing Creek in Northumberland County.
7. OYSTER PLANTING GROUND APPLICATION: On January 21, 1999, Mr. Leslie E. Allen, III, applied for a 4.00 acre lease of oyster planting ground in the waters of Rock Hole Creek, South of Public Ground 37, in Northumberland County. We have received a letter of protest bearing signatures from eight households opposing the assignment.
8. 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, which was due August 1, 1999. His lease was not renewed and he has appealed that decision to the full Commission.
9. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC 20-620-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Summer Flounder: to adjust the opening date and trip limit for the offshore commercial fisheries during the fourth quarter, 1999.
10. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulations 4VAC 20-890-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Channeled Whelk", to replace the experimental fishery with a limited entry commercial fishery.
11. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Regulations 4VAC 20-270-10 et seq., and 4VAC20-1040-10 et seq., to reduce effort in the crab pot fisheries and establish new cull ring requirements.
12. CONSIDERATION of an appeal of a Commercial Fisherman Registration License exception request.
13. DISCUSSION: Striped Bass regulations and ASMFC mandates for 2000. Request for public hearing.
14. STEVE SANFORD - Appeal for suspension of mandatory reporting.
15. PUBLIC COMMENTS.
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October 26, 1999
2A. RICHMOND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, #99-0593, requests authorization to modify their permit to include the construction of a 10-foot by 300-foot temporary access road on the river side of an existing 54-inch water purification plant pipeline for construction access to the project sites on the James River in the City of Richmond. Recommend standard in-stream construction conditions.
2B. TOWN OF HILLSVILLE, #97-1553, requests authorization to modify an existing permit to allow for the relocation of a buried sanitary sewer line crossing (crossing number 18) of Little Reed Island Creek in Carroll County to a point 450 feet downstream to facilitate easier construction access. Recommend approval with our standard in-stream conditions previously imposed for the project.
2C. COUNTY OF ALLEGHANY, #99-1527, requests authorization to temporarily fill 2,680 square feet of subaqueous bottom for construction access and to construct a 230-foot long by 35-foot wide two-lane bridge over the Jackson River for access to the proposed Alleghany Middle School in Low Moor. Recommend standard in-stream construction conditions.
2D. CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, #96-0083, requests authorization to reactivate and extend their permit until May 26, 2002, to dredge by hydraulic method approximately 16,398 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material to provide navigational access to a public, dual lane, concrete slab boat ramp with riprap toe protection, and construct three timber, open-pile boarding piers totaling 642 feet in length at property situated along Crab Creek in Virginia Beach. Dredging will provide a channel approximately 2,637 feet in length with a 50-foot bottom width, and may be performed to maximum depths of minus six (-6) feet at mean low water. All dredged material will be pumped to the Lesner Bridge Stockpile area and no dredging shall occur during the period of March 1st through November 30th to protect shellfish spawning periods and juvenile summer flounder recruitment.
2E. STANLEY KOZUB, ET AL, #99-1413, requests authorization to hydraulically dredge approximately 46,996 cubic yards of intertidal and subaqueous bottom material to provide maximum project depths of minus five (-5) feet at mean low water with a six-inch (6") overdredge tolerance to facilitate navigational access to the Western Branch Lynnhaven River municipal channel at property situated along Hebden Cove in Virginia Beach. Recommend approval with our standard dredge conditions and a royalty in the amount of $17,614.80 for the dredging of 39,144 cubic yards of State-owned subaqueous bottom material at a rate of $0.45 per cubic yard.
2F. SIL CLEAN WATER, L.L.C., #99-1441, requests authorization to install wastewater collection and irrigation force main pipes at five (5) locations, by trench method using cofferdam and pump around methods along the North Fork Shenandoah River, Long Meadow Creek, and an unnamed tributary to North Fork Shenandoah River in Rockingham County. Project will serve the towns of Bridgewater and Timberville and Wampler Foods and Rocco Farm Foods. Recommend our standard in-stream constructions conditions.