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 February 23, through February 28, 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 March 27, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on April 26, 2013
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Jefferson County Drainage District
Location: The project site is located in wetlands adjacent to an unnamed tributary of Hillebrandt Bayou in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: Beaumont West, Texas.
Latitude: 30.046 North; Longitude -94.131 West.
Project Description: The applicant proposes to excavate and discharge fill material into 1.3 acres of forested wetlands adjacent to an unnamed tributary to construct a 24.6 acre floodwater detention pond that will provide detention capacity and flooding mitigation for a 142- acre benefit are as define by FEMA. The detention pond will also have a pilot channel excavated to drain the pond dry between floods events and a concrete spillway from existing gutters of 11th Street into the detention pond.
CMP Project No.: 13-1077-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2011-00653 is being evaluated under §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 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. Sheri Land, Director, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should be sent to Ms. Land at the above address or by email.