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 April 10, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Doug Norrell
Location: The project site is located in Little Bay, at 1201 Broadway Street, in Rockport, Aransas County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: Rockport, Texas.
Latitude: 28.04760 North; Longitude 97.03307 West.
Project Description: The applicant is requesting after-the-fact authorization for the placement of riprap and earthen fill along the water’s edge for the purpose of shoreline stabilization, the dredging and placement of fill associated with the construction of a new boat ramp, and the construction of new docks. Approximately 3,161 square feet (approximately 163 cubic yards) of riprap and approximately 3,626 square feet of earthen fill were placed below the Annual High Tide Line (AHTL) along 460 linear feet of shoreline. The applicant also dredged and filled approximately 657 square feet (approximately 17 cubic yards of dredging and 12 cubic yards of fill) below the AHTL for the construction of a boat ramp and constructed additional bulkheads to protect the boat ramp (approximately 215 square feet and 10 cubic yards fill below the AHTL). Lastly, the applicant also constructed 484 square feet of floating dock perpendicular to the existing shoreline in addition to approximately 3,947 square feet of fixed dock and pier structures constructed mostly parallel to the existing shoreline.
CMP Project No.: 13-1092-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2013-00042 is being evaluated under §10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and §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 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.