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 June 18th, through June 24, 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 August 14, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: J.W. John Kelso Company, Inc
Location: The project is located in Galveston Bay at 6200 Harborside Drive, in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas.
Latitude: 29.29855 North; Longitude -94.84496 West
Project Description: The applicant proposes to expand an existing multi-use facility. The proposed project consists of removing 200 linear feet of existing concrete sheet pile bulkhead and relocating to the proposed new north section. In addition, 400 linear feet of concrete sheet pile will be added on both the east and west side of the proposed dock expansion using a crane/barge unit. The area behind the sheet pile wall, 80,000 square feet, will be backfilled with clean sand/fill material after sheet pile wall has been installed from landside using crane/clam bucket. Existing elevation of bay bottom in area to be filled is -10 mean sea level (MSL) to -12 MSL. Volume of backfill material below elevation -2.0 is 36,000 cubic yards. The project plans are attached in 12 sheets.
CMP Project No.: 13-1296-F1
Type of Application: This application is being evaluated under §10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, 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.