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 June 26, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on July 26, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Kirbly Inland Marine, L.P
Location: The project site is located in Carpenters Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, at 164021/2 DeZavalla Road, Channelview, Harris County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: TX-HIGHLANDS, Texas.
Latitude: 29.7589 North; Longitude -95.0957 West.
Project Description: The applicant proposes to replace an existing geotextile tube (geotube) that provides bank stabilization for an existing barge terminal. The applicant is proposing to place a new 550-linear-foot geotube in front of the existing geotube, and then would backfill behind the new geotube with approximately 1,800 cubic yards of compacted sand. The applicant is also proposing to install a 20- by 25-foot riprap scour pad at the discharge point of an existing outfall structure which would be extended so that it would outfall beyond the newly proposed geotube. The project would result in the discharge of fill material into approximately 0.2 acre of Waters of the U.S. The applicant is not proposing to impact wetlands.
CMP Project No.: 13-1050-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2012-00381 is being evaluated under §10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and §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.