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 June 18th, through June 24, 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 August 7, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on September 6, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Dow Chemical Company
Location: The project is located in wetlands adjacent to East Union Bayou, a navigable water of the Untied States. This project is located approximately 1.25 miles north of the intersection of Baldwin Road and Farm-to-Market (FM) Road 332 in Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: Freeport, Texas.
Latitude: 29.9905252 North; Longitude -95.358516 West
The applicant proposes permanent impacts by discharging fill material into 10.71 acres of adjacent wetlands for the construction of a 35.3-acre parking lot. The proposed parking lot will support expansion of the Oyster Creek site and future operations.
CMP Project No.: 13-1295-F1
Type of Application: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should be sent to Ms. Zultner at the above address or by email.