Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency
Agreement/Concurrence Under the Texas Coastal Management Program
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 February 23, through February 28, 2013. 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 April 10, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Celanese, Ltd.
Location: The project site is located in wetlands adjacent to Big Island Slough, at 9502 Bayport Boulevard, Pasadena, Harris County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: League City, Texas.
Latitude: 29.622 North; Longitude -95.068 West.
Project Description: The applicant proposes to discharge fill material into 6.13 acres of adjacent wetlands located within the project boundaries to expand its current facility. The expansion of the facility includes constructing one methanol unit, a new power interrupter building, a new methanol rundown storage tank, one storm water retention pond with connecting pipe, connection to a newly constructed 10-inch-diameter oxygen pipeline, and the construction of a pipeline corridor that will contain 23 existing utilities and supplies transported via pipelines.
CMP Project No.: 13-1096-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2013-00042 is being evaluated under §404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
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. Sheri Land, Director, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should be sent to Ms. Land at the above address.