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: Orion Marine Group
Location: The project site is located at the Orion Marine Harbor on Chocolate Bay, southwest of Port Lavaca in Calhoun County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: Port Lavaca East, Texas.
LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83):
Latitude: 28.569206° North; Longitude: 96.62385° West
Project Description: The applicant, Orion Marine Group (formerly King Fisher Marine), proposes to perform maintenance dredging within their existing 15,000-foot-long by 100-foot-wide access channel. This existing channel is authorized to a depth of 12 feet below mean sea level. The dredged material is proposed to be placed in Orion Marine’s two upland dredged material placement areas. The applicant has also requested to extend the time to perform maintenance dredging for a period of 10 years.
CMP Project No: 14-1262-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-1991-01770. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should be sent to Mr. Newby at the above address or by email.