1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no
objections and with staff recommendation for approval.)
3. CLOSED SESSION
4. BRIEFING by Virginia Beach on the status of the Rudee Inlet Infrastructure Improvements project (#03-0641).
5. ROBERT VITEK, #05-0214. Commission review, on appeal by the applicant, of the April 13, 2005, decision by the Norfolk Wetlands Board to deny a permit to install 300 linear feet of riprap and fill 4,500 square feet of vegetated wetlands at his property situated along Mason Creek in Norfolk.
6. W. T. THOMPSON, #05-0469. Commission review of the April 7, 2005, decision by the Northumberland County Wetland Board to approve Mr. Thompson's request to install 205 linear feet of riprap and backfill that will eliminate 2,820 square feet of vegetated wetlands at his property adjacent to Ball Creek in Northumberland County.
7. URBANNA HARBOUR YACHT CLUB, #05-0725, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain four (4) uncovered boatlifts that were installed without VMRC authorization within existing slips at their facility situated along Urbanna Creek in Middlesex County.
8. STUART W. GILL, #05-0520, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain 67 linear feet of timber tongue-and-groove bulkheading that were illegally constructed at his property situated along the Morattico Creek in Richmond County.
9. ANDREW G. BURY, #01-2196, requests authorization to modify an existing permit to allow the construction of a 24-foot by 48-foot enclosed boathouse at the channelward end of a 128-foot private pier in lieu of the previously authorized 24-foot by 40-foot enclosed boathouse at the channelward end of a 95-foot pier adjacent to his property situated along Urbanna Creek near Oakes Landing in Middlesex County. The project is protested by a Middlesex County resident.
10. MARK SCERBO, #04-2237, requests authorization to install quarry stone riprap revetment along seven (7) existing groins adjacent to his property located at the mouth of the Coan River in Northumberland County. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.
11. OYSTER POINT PROPERTIES, LLC., #05-0741, requests after-the-fact authorization to complete a private pier extending 243 feet channelward of mean high water with an 8-foot by 51-foot L-head, a 5-foot by 51-foot finger pier, an uncovered boatlift, a single piling to support an osprey nesting platform and a 26-foot by 51-foot open-sided boathouse adjacent to his property situated along the Piankatank River at Horse Point in Middlesex County.
12. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of changes to the Commission's Wetlands Mitigation/Compensation Policy: 4 VAC 20-390-10 ET SEQ., to achieve a no-net loss of wetlands in the tidal wetlands regulatory program.
13. SHARON CARR, #04-056, oyster ground application for 250 acres in the James River in the City of Newport News near the James River Bridge. The application is protested.
14. PUBLIC HEARING: VIMS request to deploy Crassostrea ariakensis oysters in Virginia waters for experimental purposes.
15. PUBLIC HEARING:- Proposed amendments to Regulation 4VAC20-110 to adjust size limits for lobster.
16. PUBLIC HEARING: Establishment of the summer period (May 1 through October 31) quota for Scup.
17. PUBLIC HEARING - Request for extension of the safe harbor provisions described in Regulation 4VAC20-620-10 ET SEQ.
18. Recommendations from the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board.
19. Update on seed transfer and other oyster issues raised by Doug Jenkins at April 26th Commission meeting.
20. Report of License Fee Committee and request for public hearing
2B. BAY CREEK MARINA & RESORT LLC, 04-2844, requests authorization to install three (3) 150-foot long breakwaters, three (3) 180-foot long breakwaters and one (1) 230-foot long stone offshore breakwater and nourish the beach adjacent to the Marina Village subdivision situated along the Chesapeake Bay in the Town of Cape Charles, Northampton County. An approved SAV Mitigation Plan is required. The plan will include provisions for monitoring and replanting, as necessary, for a period of three (3) years.
2C. TOWN OF CAPE CHARLES, 01-0050, requests reactivation and an extension until April 24, 2008, for a previously issued permit to install four (4) offshore stone breakwaters totaling 785 linear feet, 290 linear feet of stone armor protection adjacent to an existing 290-foot long stormwater outfall and 45,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand nourishment, (acquired from an upland source) along the Public Beach in the Town of Cape Charles. The applicant also requests a modification to allow the potential use of concrete blocks within the toe of the breakwater structures. The Phase I breakwater has been completed.
2D. CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, ET AL, # 05-0209, requests authorization to install a 48-inch concrete or polyethylene stormwater outfall line from the existing 79th Street pump station to a discharge point approximately 2,000 feet offshore. Installation will require mechanical dredging and the construction of a temporary trestle system alongside the excavation in the ocean. Minimal amounts of riprap will be placed over four (4) submerged manhole covers, and the outfall point will remain approximately 12 feet below the surface at mean low water.
2E. DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER, #05-0392, requests authorization to install by embedment hydro-plow method, a submerged 35kV electrical transmission line across the James River between Surry County and Charles City County to maintain electrical service to area residents. Recommend approval contingent on a minimum embedment depth of 41 feet MLW within the 300 foot wide federal project channel
2F. KELLOG BROWN & ROOT, INC, #04-1326, requests authorization to install 360 linear feet of riprap bank stabilization and approximately 70 linear feet of submerged sewer line along/beneath the Levisa Fork and to construct three (3) clearspan bridges across Bull Creek, Poplar Creek and Levisa Fork to facilitate construction of the Coalfields Expressway, Section A, in Buchanan County. Recommend inclusion of our standard instream work conditions to minimize impacts to these waterways during construction activities and an instream time-of-year restriction from March 15 through July 31 for all work in the Levisa Fork to protect the State endangered variegate darter and the existing warmwater sport fishery.
2G. HENRICO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, #04-2899, requests a modification to their existing permit to allow for an additional 88 linear feet of riprap scour protection for their proposed replacement of the Hungary Road Bridge over the North Run in Henrico County.
2H. CITY OF NORFOLK, #04-2358, requests authorization to dredge 3,200 cubic yards of material to achieve maximum depths of minus five and a half (-5.5) feet below mean low water within a 39,800 square foot area in association with the repair and reconstruction of the 13th Street community boat ramp adjacent to their property situated along Willoughby Bay in Norfolk. All dredged materials are to be placed at the Craney Island facility. Staff recommends a pre-dredge conference and a submission of a post-dredge bathymetric survey.
2I. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, #04-2704, requests authorization to install 12,000 linear feet of a floating barrier supported by plate anchors, lighted marker buoys, and warning signs, to serve as a protective waterfront barrier system and line of demarcation for the western boundary of the Naval Station Norfolk (NAVSTA) restricted waters situated along Hampton Roads in Norfolk. A similar project, VMRC #01-0001, was approved by the Commission on January 23, 2001.
2J. NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND, #04-2701, requests authorization to replace Pier 11 at Naval Station Norfolk (NAVSTA) with a 1500- foot long by 93-foot wide concrete pier, a 633-foot long by 50-foot wide relieving platform, 656 linear feet of riprap revetment, dredge to -52 feet below MLW a basin associated with Pier 11, construct a 957 foot long bulkhead no greater than 2 feet in front of the existing deteriorated bulkhead, a concrete sheetpile breakwater in front of piers D, E and F, adjacent to property situated long the Elizabeth River in Norfolk. Dredged materials will be disposed of at the Craney Island Disposal Area.
2K. CITY OF NORFOLK, #05-0631, requests authorization to install a 320-foot long by 40-foot wide breakwater between 7th View and 8th View Streets, and three (3) 260-foot long by 38-foot wide breakwaters west of the Little Creek jetties adjacent to properties situated along the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk.
2L. COLUMBIA GAS OF VIRGINIA, #05-0636, requests authorization to install an 8" natural gas pipeline, using the directional drill method, under 2,200 linear feet of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River adjacent to the Route 17 Churchland Bridge in Portsmouth.
2M. YORK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES, #04-1406, requests a modification to their previously approved permit to install three red and one green navigation markers in the Poquoson River in York County. The markers will be in conformance with U.S. Coast Guard requirements.
2N. APM TERMINALS VIRGINIA, INC., #02-1913, requests a modification to their previously issued permit to install 4,000 linear feet of riprap beneath the wharf facility and along the slope of the dredge cut at their facility situated along the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth.
2O. NORFOLK AND SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY, #05-0598, requests authorization
to maintenance dredge on an as needed basis, a maximum of 35,000 cubic yards
of State-owned submerged lands per cycle, to reach maximum depths of -53 feet
below mean low water adjacent to Piers #5 and #6 at their Lambert's Point facility
situated along the Elizabeth River in Norfolk.
VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE KATHY LEONARD (757-247-2200) 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.