Notice: Title: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – Harris County Toll Road Authority
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 February 5, 2018 to February 9, 2018. 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, February 16, 2018. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Harris County Toll Road Authority
Location: The project route is located in wetlands, adjacent to Little Vince Bayou, along Sam Houston Tollway (East), from IH-45 South to SH-225, in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas.
LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.702615, -95.151739
Project Description: The applicant proposes to discharge 186,274 cubic yards of fill material into 5.10 acres of jurisdictional waters of the United States (U.S.), during excavation and fill activities associated with creating detention basins. The proposed project activities are associated with the widening of the Sam Houston Tollway (East) from IH-45 South to SH-225. Such activities include the construction of detention basins occurring within the boundaries of eight separate subject properties, totaling 30.76 combined acres in size.
Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2016-00699. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Note: The consistency review for this project may be conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of its certification under §401 of the Clean Water Act.
CMP Project No: 18-1097-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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