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 14, through November 18, 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 November 20, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 20, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIVITIES:
Applicant: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location: The proposed project site is located along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) approximately 3 miles west of Port O’Connor, Calhoun County, Texas along 6,350 feet of the GIWW between Stations 649+550 and 655+900.
Project Description: The proposed project consists of widening an approximate 1.2-mile stretch of the GIWW near Port O’Connor to address safety concerns and accommodate the installation of barge mooring buoys along the south shoreline of the channel. The mooring buoys would replace buoys that were previously located at a mooring facility across the GIWW from the Port O’Connor business district. The previous buoys were removed due to congestion and safety concerns at that location.
CMP Project No: 14-1179-F2
Type of Application: This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
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 Mr. Ray Newby, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at email@example.com. Comments should be sent to Mr. Newby at the above address or by email.