Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – Odjfell Terminals Houston

February 16, 2018

February 16, 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 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.


Applicant: Odjfell Terminals Houston         

Location:  The project site is located in the Bayport Turning Basin, at 12211 Port Road, in Seabrook, Harris County, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.6100608, -95.018416

Project Description: The applicant seeks authorization to modify previously authorized work, structures and fills at an existing facility within the Bayport Turning Basin and Channel. Department of the Army Permit SWG-0000-15383 and SWG-0000-15383(01) authorized the discharge of fill material and placement of structures for the construction of Wharf 3 and Wharf 4 and dredging to a depth of 45 feet below Mean Lower Low Water with 2 feet of overdredge. Wharf #3 will include steel pipe pile and sheet pile combination bulkhead with a concrete cap, a concrete dock steel frame structure 4 monopile ship breasting dolphins, 1 monopile mooring dolphin, and a bulkhead mounted cell fender. Wharf #4 consists of steel pipe pile and sheet pile combination bulkhead with a concrete cap, a concrete block, steel frame structure, 4 monopile ship breasting dolphins, 1 monopile mooring dolphin with catwalk, a central loading platform with wall mounted cell fenders, and a wing wall constructed along the perimeter fence. Approximately, 9,800 cubic yards of material is proposed to be discharged behind the bulkheads for backfill and structural stability. The dredging portion of this project will be performed through mechanical or hydraulic methods and will dredge approximately 290,000 cubic yards of material from an 8.45-acre area adjacent to the federal turning basin and channel. The dredged material is proposed to be placed in 1 of 6 existing Dredged Material Placement Areas (DMPAs). The purpose of this project is to expand the capabilities at the existing facility to take advantage of recent dredging in the channel and turning basin.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2017-00595. 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). 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: 18-1118-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  Comments should be sent to Ms. Buchtien at the above address or by email.

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