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 September 16, through October 21, 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 October 23, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2013.
Applicant: Baryonyx Corporation;
Location: The project site is located in Gulf of Mexico, offshore South Padre Island, in Cameron County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: Port Isabel NW, Texas.
Turbine 1 Latitude: 26.216344 North; Longitude: -97.099182 West;
Turbine 2 Latitude: 26.221474 North; Longitude: -97.092199 West;
Turbine 3 Latitude: 26.226603 North; Longitude: -97.085215 West.
Project Description: The applicant proposes to install three wind turbines with an electric collection system between the turbines. The turbine area will then be tied into an existing electric substation located on South Padre Island. The beach and nearshore area of the export transmission cable will be installed using Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD).
CMP Project No.: 14-1081-F1.
Type of Application: This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.