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Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency - Port of Corpus Christi


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January 08, 2014

January 08, 2014 17:00PM

Coastal Coordination Council



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 27, through January 6, 2014.  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 January 8, 2014.  The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on February 7, 2014.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant:  Port of Corpus Christi

Location:  The project is located along the northern shoreline of the Corpus Christi

Ship Channel (CCSC) near the Tule Lake Turning Basin, in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled:

Corpus Christi, Texas. Approximate UTM Coordinates in NAD 27 (meters): Zone 14;

Easting: 648319.05; Northing: 3079330.65.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83):

Latitude: 27. 830477 North; Longitude: - 97. 494002 West

Project Description:  The applicant proposes to construct a new public oil dock

(Oil Dock 14) and dredge an associated basin along the northern shoreline of the CCSC. Two different options will be considered:   

Option 1 (Ship Dock Layout) would dredge a new 10.6-acre basin to a total depth of - 56 feet MLT (-50 feet plus 2 feet advance maintenance, plus 2 feet allowable overdepth). Approximately 675,000 cubic yards of material would be hydraulically dredged and/or mechanically excavated and placed within the following dredged material placement areas (DMPAs): Suntide DMPA, DMPA No. 6, Southshore DMPA Cell C and/or Cell B.

Option 2 (Barge Dock Layout) would dredge a 5.7-acre basin to a total depth of -18

feet MLT (-16 feet plus 2 feet of allowable overdepth). Approximately 150,000 cubic

yards of material would be hydraulically dredged and/or mechanically excavated and

placed within the following DMPAs: Suntide DMPA, DMPA No. 6, Southshore DMPA

Cell C and/or Cell B.

CMP Project No: 14-1282-F1

Type of Application:  U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2013-00922.  This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and 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 federal.consistency@glo.texas.gov.  Comments should be sent to Mr. Newby at the above address or by email.


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Contacts

Kate Zultner
Consistency Review Specialist
Kate Zultner