Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
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 14, 2019 to October 25, 2019. 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 1, 2019. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Location: The project site is located along the Sabine Neches Canal, at DD 7 Levee Road, in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas.
Latitude & Longitude (NAD 83): 29.942325 -93.876129
Project Description: The applicant proposes to discharge 45,000 cubic yards of fill material into 13.99 acres of palustrine forested (PFO) wetlands and 0.07 acres of palustrine emergent (PEM) wetlands during the construction of a loop track and tank terminal facility at the Port Arthur Terminal. The terminal facility will allow for the storage and transloading of various types of crude oil, bitumen, distillates, residual oils, renewable fuels, natural gas liquids, and/or related petroleum products.
Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application # SWG-2013-00399. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Note: The consistency review for this project may be conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of its certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.
CMP Project No: 20-1043-F1
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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