Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – City of Galveston

January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018 17:00PM

Coastal Coordination Advisory Committee



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: City of Galveston

Location:  The project site is located in wetlands adjacent to Galveston Ship Channel, in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.29312 -94.839

Project Description: The applicant proposes to excavate 1.64 acres (est. 2,650 cubic yards) of fill materials, which will include 1.26 acres (est. 2,032 cubic yards) from wetlands and waters. With respect to the deposition of the fill materials, 0.91 acres (~1,475 cubic yards) of in-situ material will be relocated on-site; 0.73 acres (~1,175 cubic yards) of off-site material will be placed and graded on-site; and, 0.91 acres (~1,475 cubic yards) of limestone aggregate will be deposited on-site to provide base for the tanks. The end goal will be to replace the Hurricane Ike damaged 59th Street Pump Station (a 7.5 million gallon aboveground potable water storage tank) via funding from the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and Texas General Land Office’s Disaster Recovery Division CDBG program.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2016-00959. 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: 18-1089-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 federal.consistency@glo.texas.gov.  Comments should be sent to Ms. Buchtien at the above address or by email.


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