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 November 12, through November 16, 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 December 19, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on January 18, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill
Location: The project is located in the Gulf of Mexico, at 6900 Padre Boulevard, in South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: Port Isabel NW, Texas. NAD 83: Latitude: 26.13767 North; Longitude: 97.16845 West Project Description: The applicant proposes to construct a wooden, elevated fishing pier, extending from Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill’s deck into the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the pier is to provide visitors with access to recreation and fishing opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico. The project involves construction of a 15-foot-wide by 1,000-foot-long pier atop pilings spaced 12 feet apart. There would be three spans near the beach where the pilings are spaced 16 feet apart to allow for vehicular access along the beach. Along the length of the pier, beginning approximately 200 feet from its origin, the applicant proposes to construct a 35- by 100-foot covered concession area. The pier would be constructed 20 feet above Mean Low Tide and terminate with a 25- by 50-foot L-head.
CMP Project No.: 13-0993
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2012-00963 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.