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Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment - Mr. Greg Green, Ducks Unlimited


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November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012 01:00AM

Coastal Coordination Council



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 5, through November 9, 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 November 14, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 14, 2012.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: Mr. Greg Green, Ducks Unlimited

Location: The project site is located along the northern bank of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), adjacent to the San Bernard Wildlife Refuge in Sargent, Matagorda County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: Sargent, Texas. Approximate UTM Coordinates in NAD 27 (meters): Zone 15; Easting: 249396; Northing: 3184238. Beginning Latitude: 28.784445, Longitude: -95.592222; Ending Latitude: 28.806100; Longitude: -95.549466

Project Description: The applicant proposes to construct a rock breakwater along a 3-mile section of the northern bank of the GIWW. For safety and navigation concerns, the toe of the breakwater will be placed at least 172.5 feet from the centerline of the channel in water depths of 1.5 feet. Approximately 23,436 cubic yards of 8-inch graded riprap will be placed within a 5.24-acre area of the GIWW during construction of the breakwater. The purpose of the breakwater is to accrete marsh behind it and prevent saltwater intrusion into Sargent Marsh.

CMP Project No.: 12-0894

Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2012-00707 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 kate.zultner@glo.texas.gov. Comments should be sent to Ms. Zultner at the above address or by email.


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Kate Zultner
Consistency Review Specialist
Kate Zultner