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: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
Location: Waters of the United States within a portion of the High Island Oil Field, bounded on the south and west by the existing perimeter levee, on the north by a marsh adjacent to the perimeter levee, and on the east by State Highway 124 and the 5-foot elevation contour, at the base of High Island, Galveston County, Texas.
Project Description: Public notice is for the re-issuance of Regional General Permit #SWG-1997-02818 to install , operate and maintain structures and equipment necessary for oil and gas drilling, production and transportation activities provided that certain special conditions are met.
CMP Project No.: 13-1120-F1.
Type of Application: This application is being evaluated under Sec. 404 of the Clean Water Act.
Note: The consistency review for this project may be conducted by the Railroad Commission of Texas under Sec. 401 of the Clean Water Act.