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 November 12, through November 16, 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 December 12, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Endeavor Natural Gas, LP
Location: The project site is located in wetlands and adjacent to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) and open water in Cedar Lakes. It continues for 5,463 linear feet from the proposed production platform to an existing production facility to the southeast, in Brazoria County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: Cedar Lakes West, Texas.
LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): Latitude: 28.838450 ; Longitude: -95.520826
Project Description: The applicant proposes to mechanically dredge 2,500 cubic yards of material from a 13,277-square-foot open water area, within Cedar Lakes, to a depth of 7 feet below mean low tide, plus 1-foot overdredge, to allow barge access for drilling a new well adjacent to Cedar Lakes. A 15-foot by 25-foot permanent access road and a 22,500-square-foot well pad will be constructed in uplands. A 3.5-inch pipeline will be bored under Cedar Lakes for a distance of 5,463 linear feet, extending from the new well pad to a spoil island, located approximately 265 feet west of an existing production platform. From the bore exit, the pipeline will be trenched through 40 linear feet of wetlands. The remaining 228 linear feet of pipeline will be jetted across a 684-square-foot-area, within an existing channel, located between State Tract 2 and Cedar Lakes, to an existing production facility. All temporary fills within jurisdictional wetlands will be restored within 180 days of the initial impact to wetlands. The applicant has avoided impacts to oyster reefs and permanent impacts to wetlands by boring most of the pipeline route.
CMP Project No.: 13-0983
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2012-00895 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should be sent to Ms. Zultner at the above address or by email.