Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation
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, December 1, 2017. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
Location: The project is located on Corpus Christi Bay, approximately 10.2 miles southeast of Downtown Corpus Christi, in Nueces County, Texas.
LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 27.727351, -97.217216 (Segment 1); 27.715686, -97.177550 (Segment 2)
Project Description: The applicant proposes to cut, flush, cap and decommission-in-place approximately 521 feet of a horizontal directional drilled (HDD) pipeline bundle that crosses the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), and approximately 2,410 feet of a HDD pipeline bundle starting in State Tract 463 off the west coast of Mustang Island and terminating at an upland location on Mustang Island. The pipeline bundles that cross the GIWW are buried at a depth of -27 feet NGVW, with an overburden between 10 feet and 15 feet thick. The pipelines off Mustang Island are buried at a minimum depth of 5 feet below the mudline.
Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2008-00692. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.
CMP Project No: 18-1083-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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should be sent to Ms. Buchtien at the above address or by email.
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