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 August 20, 2012, through August 30, 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 September 12, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 12, 2012.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Jack Brooks Regional Airport
Location: The project is located within the Jack Brooks Regional Airport, east of North Highway 69, in Nederland, Jefferson County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: Port Acres, Texas. NAD 83, Latitude: 29.94426 North; Longitude: -94.02305 West.
Project Description: The applicant proposes to improve airfield drainage, and to reduce wildlife habitat to reduce wildlife strike potential by reshaping 6,720 linear feet of stream channel, relocating 3,000 linear feet of stream channel, and placing fill material into 3.25 acres of wetlands. Topsoil and subgrades typical of the area will be utilized as fill material and will be excavated within the floodplain to ensure that there is no net fill in the floodplain.
CMP Project No.: 12-0847-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2011-00167 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 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 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 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. Kate Zultner, Consistency Review Specialist, 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.