Review of federal actions in the Texas coastal zone to ensure consistency with the goals and policies of the CMP
Requirements for Federal Consistency review:
Upon filing an application for a federal agency action the applicant shall provide a consistency certification that reads as follows: The proposed activity complies with Texas' approved coastal management program and will be conducted in a manner consistent with such program.
The following is requested to review project:
- Description of the proposed activity which is adequate to permit an assessment of their probable effects on CNRAs. Maps, diagrams, technical data, and other relevant material must be submitted when a written description will not adequately describe the proposed activity.
- All federal, state, and local permits or authorizations subject to the CMP and required for the proposed activity and its associated facilities
- Brief assessment relating to the relevant elements of the CMP and the probable effects of theproposed activity and its associated facilities on CNRAs
- Brief set of findings, derived from the assessment, indicating that the proposed activity, its associated facilities, and their effects are all consistent with the CMP goals and policies.
As required by federal law, the public is given an opportunity to comment on the consistency of proposed activities in the coastal zone undertaken or authorized by federal agencies. Pursuant to 31 TAC 506.25, 506.32, and 506.41, the public comment period extends 30 days from the date published on the Texas General Land Office web site.