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 April 4, 2012, through April 11, 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 April 18, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on May 18, 2012.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: City of Port Aransas
Location: The project is located adjacent to the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, in the area known as Charlie’s Pasture, in Port Aransas, Nueces County, Texas. The site can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: Port Aransas, Texas. NAD 83, Latitude: 27.83827 North; Longitude: -97.07882 West.
Project Description: The applicant is seeking to renew their previously held permit. The proposed renewal includes some minor modifications to the originally permitted design/configuration of the marina basin. The redesign eliminates several notches and angular projections from the originally permitted configuration. This proposal also clarifies and elaborates on many features of the basin configuration. The applicant proposes to construct a marina basin within an upland area and connect it to the Corpus Christi Ship Channel via a 220-foot-wide, -11.0 low water (MLLW) entrance channel. The marina plan involves excavation of approximately 16.3 acres to an average depth of approximately -10.0 feet MLLW.
CMP Project No.: 12-0708-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2000-02968 is being evaluated under §10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C.A. §403).
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 Coastal Coordination Council 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, Coastal Coordination Council, 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.