Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – CenterPoint Energy Natural Gas Operations
On January 10, 1997, the State of Texas received federal approval of the Coastal Management Program (CMP) (62 Federal Register pp. 1439 - 1440). Under federal law, federal agency activities and actions affecting the Texas coastal zone must be consistent with the CMP goals and policies identified in 31 TAC Chapter 501. Requests for federal consistency review were deemed administratively complete for the following project(s) during the period of November 6, 2017 to November 22, 2017. 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. The notice was published on the web site on Friday, January 12, 2018. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: CenterPoint Energy Natural Gas Operations
Location: The project site is located in the San Jacinto Waste Pits Superfund Site Area of Concern, in wetlands adjacent to the San Jacinto River, approximately 0.44-mile east of the intersection of Market and Woodleigh Streets, in Channelview, Harris County, Texas.
LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.793549 -95.064816
Project Description: The applicant proposes to perform maintenance to two, natural gas pipelines. Proposed activities include cutting and capping of existing 4-inch-diameter and 2-inch-diameter natural gas pipelines at three locations on Market Street. In addition, approximately 1,000 feet of existing 4-inch-diameter steel pipeline will be abandoned and replaced, and approximately 565 feet of existing 4-inch-diameter steel pipeline will be abandoned in place. Cut and cap activities will take place within temporary workspaces measuring approximately 5-foot-wide by 5-foot-long by 5-foot-deep. Installation activities will be completed using the horizontal bore method. Approximately, 9.26 cubic yards of native soil will be excavated and returned upon project completion. All project activities will be temporary in nature, and the project workspaces will be backfilled and returned to pre-construction conditions upon project completion.
Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2017-00505. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
CMP Project No: 18-1096-F1
Pursuant to §306(d)(14) of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C.A. §§1451-1464), as amended, interested parties are invited to submit comments on whether a proposed action or activity is or is not consistent with the Texas Coastal Management Program goals and policies and whether the action should be referred to the Land Commissioner for review.
Further information on the applications listed above, including a copy of the consistency certifications or consistency determinations for inspection, may be obtained from Ms. Allison Buchtien, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at email@example.com. Comments should be sent to Ms. Buchtien at the above address or by email.
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