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 April 18, 2012, through April 25, 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 May 2, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2012.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: David Hudson, Fairport North Industrial, LLC.
Location: The project site is located in wetlands adjacent to Big Island Slough, southeast of the intersection of Fairmont Parkway and Underwood Parkway, in Harris County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: La Porte, Texas.NAD 83, Latitude: 29.647637 North; Longitude: -95.075457 West.
Project Description: The applicant proposes to construct a commercial warehouse complex and parking lot. To construct the proposed project, the applicant proposes to fill 8.98 acres of jurisdictional wetlands. The complex will include 4 warehouse buildings and a parking lot. The purpose of the proposed warehouse complex is to create storage space for shipping containers and cargo close to the Bayport and Barbour’s Cut Terminal facilities. To compensate for impacts to jurisdictional wetlands, the applicant proposes to create 5.13 acres of wetlands within an onsite mitigation area.
CMP Project No.: 12-0702-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2011-00740 is being evaluated under §404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. §1344).
Note: The consistency review for this project will be conducted by the Railroad Commission of Texas under §401 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. §1344).
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.