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Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment - City of Port Aransas


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November 07, 2012

November 07, 2012 01:00AM

Coastal Coordination Council



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 October 29, 2012, through November 2, 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 Nov 7, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2012.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: City of Port Aransas

Location: The project is located along the Corpus Christi Ship Channel (CCSC), approximately 4,000 feet west of the Port Aransas Ferry Landing, on the west side of Port Aransas, in Nueces County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: Port Aransas, Texas. NAD 83, Latitude: 27.83471 North; Longitude: -97.08193 North.

Project Description: The applicant proposes to repair and modify an existing shoreline protection project that consists of graded riprap revetment. The proposed repair/modification would extend approximately 2,000 feet along the existing exposed toe of the revetment and would involve placing armor stone to permitted lines and grades.This work would also include placement of stone along the upper slope and crest of the existing revetment as needed to meet permitted lines and grades. Due to ongoing erosion and undermining at the site, additional stone would be required to provide a base to support the existing revetment and repairs. The amount of additional stone would vary along the exposed portion of the revetment due to varying levels of damage, but would be the least amount necessary to accomplish the work, and would likely average 3 cubic yards per linear foot.

CMP Project No.: 12-0896

Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2012-00493 is being evaluated under §10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C.A. §403) and Section 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 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 kate.zultner@glo.texas.gov. Comments should be sent to Ms. Zultner at the above address or by email.


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Kate Zultner
Consistency Review Specialist
Kate Zultner