Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – Web Fleeting, LP
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 23, 2017 to October 30, 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 3, 2017. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Web Fleeting, LP
Location: The project site is located in the confluence of the San Jacinto River and the Houston Ship Channel, at 17512 Market Street, in Channelview, Harris County, Texas.
LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.78614 -95.07615
Project Description: The applicant proposes to dredge approximately 120 acres of the Old River Channel to accommodate the existing barge terminal. Approximately 50,000 cubic yards of material would be removed, to a depth of 14 feet with one foot of overdredging. The applicant would either use a barge-mounted, hydraulic cutter head or land-based, long-armed trackhoes. The applicant also proposes to install 42 piling-style dolphins within the fleeting area. The five proposed disposal areas, consist of upland placement and dredged material placement areas. The applicant is currently sampling the proposed dredged area, and will coordinate with the Corps, EPA and TCEQ regarding the findings. Dredged placement will be evaluated further when sampling is completed and coordinated.
Associated Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2002-00218. 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).
CMP Project No: 18-1044-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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