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Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment - Commissioner Neil Fritsch


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November 07, 2012

November 07, 2012 01:00AM

Coastal Coordination Council



Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency
Agreement/Concurrence Under the Texas Coastal Management Program

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 29, 2012, through November 2, 2012. 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 Nov 7, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2012.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: Commissioner Neil Fritsch

Location: The project site is located in Carancahua Bay, along a 1,750-liner-foot section of Port Alto Beach, at County Road 307 in Port Alto, Calhoun County, Texas. The project can be located on the USGS quadrangle map titled: Olivia, Texas. NAD 83, Latitude: 28.66348 North; Longitude; -96.40769 West

Project Description: The applicant proposes to place 40,000 cubic yards of clean sand from Fordyce Materials, Murphy Plant in Nursery, Texas, 2,659 cubic yards of rock for a groin, and 3,725 cubic yards of rock/riprap for a breakwater into Carancahua Bay. There will be a total of 46,384 cubic yards of fill material placed below the high tide line (HTL) into approximately 2.18 acres of Carancahua Bay for a shoreline restoration project along a 1,750-linear-foot section of Port Alto Beach. As part of the restoration project, the applicant also proposes to place 1,700 cubic yards on top of the berm, which is a ridge running along the shoreline, to raise the elevation, act as a cap to the berm, and reduce salt water intrusion, into the wetlands. All stockpiled material will be placed above HTL.

CMP Project No.: 12-0893

Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2012-00493 is being evaluated under §10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C.A. §403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

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 Coastal Coordination Council 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 Ms. Kate Zultner, Consistency Review Specialist, Coastal Coordination Council, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at kate.zultner@glo.texas.gov. Comments should be sent to Ms. Zultner at the above address or by email.


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Kate Zultner
Consistency Review Specialist
Kate Zultner