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: City of Vidor;
Location: The project site is located in approximately 1.5 miles of an unnamed tributary of the Neches River (locally referred to as Schoolhouse Ditch) approximately 0.2 miles east of the intersection of Main Street (FM 105) and Orange Street, in Vidor, Orange County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: TX-BEAUMONT EAST, Texas. Latitude: 30.1137 North; Longitude: -94.0099 West.
Project Description: The applicant proposes to fill and excavate below the plane of the ordinary high water mark to improve floodwater conveyance and to increase erosion control.
CMP Project No.: 14-1073-F1.
Type of Application: This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).