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 August 20, 2012, through August 30, 2012. 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 September 12, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 12, 2012.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: City of Kemah
Location: The project site is located on the south side of the Clear Creek Channel in Kemah, Galveston County, Texas. The project site can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: TX-LEAGUE CITY, Texas. NAD 83, Latitude: 29.5475 North; Longitude: -95.0220 West. Project Description: The applicant proposes to construct improvements to the existing Ben Blackledge Public Boat Ramp Facility. These improvements would include installing 360 feet of sheet pile bulkhead along the inlet that provides access to the boat ramp from Clear Creek Channel, extending two existing storm water culverts from the existing bank to the newly proposed bulkhead, installing a 40- by 10-foot floating wooden dock, installing a jet ski/kayak slip, installing a boat lift, and restoring the existing docks and bulkheads. The entire project would result in the discharge of 3,200 cubic yards of clean earthen materials into 1.4 acre of tidally influenced open water. The applicant is proposing to mitigate for the loss of aquatic resources by creating 0.3 acre of intertidal marsh planted with Spartina alterniflora.
CMP Project No.: 12-0623-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2011-00862 is being evaluated under §10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C.A. §403) and §404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. §1344).
Note: The consistency review for this project will be conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality under §401 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. §1344).
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. Kate Zultner, Consistency Review Specialist, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Comments should be sent to Ms. Zultner at the above address or by email.