Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – Williams Gulf Coast Gathering Company, LLC

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019 17:00PM

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 28, 2019 to November 8, 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 15, 2019.  The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: Williams Gulf Coast Gathering Company, LLC

Location: The project site is located in the Gulf of Mexico, starting at approximately 3 miles offshore from Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) and extending to approximately 9 miles from PINS to the onshore site.

Latitude & Longitude (NAD 83): Start: Latitude: 27.133056 North; Longitude: 97.323056 West Finish: Latitude: 27.192555 North; Longitude: 97.450371 West

Project Description:  The applicant proposes to decommission approximately 9 miles of pipeline identified as Segment 5995 in place, starting at 27.133056, -97.323056 (approximately 3 miles offshore from PINS) and ending onshore at 27.192555, -97.450371. This proposed modification of Segment 5995 is under the National Seashore and under the Intra Coastal Water Way (ICWW). The applicant has proposed to cut, flush, cap and fill with native seawater. The applicant has stated that no impacts to the sea floor or waters of the US are anticipated.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application # SWG-2016-01074. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. Note: The consistency review for this project may be conducted by the Texas Railroad Commission

CMP Project No: 20-1055-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 federal.consistency@glo.texas.gov. Comments should be sent to Ms. Buchtien at the above address or by email.


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