Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – Total Petrochemicals and Refining, Incorporated

November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017 00:00AM

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 October 30, 2017 to November 6, 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, November 10, 2017.  The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: Total Petrochemicals & Refining, Incorporated

Location:  The project site is located at 12212 Port Road, in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.600676 -95.009279

Project Description: The applicant proposes to discharge fill material into 9.5 acres of wetlands associated with the expansion of the existing facility to facilitate increased production and storage of rail cars.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2017-00019. 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: 18-1046-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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