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 February 23, through February 28, 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 March 13, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on April 12, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIVITY:
Applicant: Department of the Navy
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Notice for the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Study Area: The applicant proposes a airspace, seaspace and undersea space from the mean water mark extending into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The proposed action is to conduct training and testing activities, which may include the use of active sound navigation, sonar and explosives, primarily within existing range complexes and testing ranges in the Gulf of Mexico and Navy pierside locations including channels and transit routes in ports and facilities associated with designated Navy ports and naval shipyards. Because the Study Area extends to shore, it includes the coastal zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The DEIS can be viewed at http://aftteis.com.
CMP Project No.: 13-1011-F2
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 Ms. Sheri Land, Director, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should be sent to Ms. Land at the above address or by email.