Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – Odjfell Terminals Houston
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: United States Army Corps of Engineers
Project Description: The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced the reauthorization of the Corps’ Galveston District Regional General Permit for oil field development projects in all bays and estuaries in the Galveston District along the Texas coast. This General Permit authorizes applicants to install, operate, and maintain structures and equipment necessary for oil and gas drilling, production, and transportation activities, provided the attached General Permit Conditions are met. Such activities include installation of typical marine barges and keyways, shell and gravel pads, production structures with attendant facilities, and pipelines.
CMP Project No.: 18-1128-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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