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: MARMAC, LLC, Dba McDonough Marine Services.
Location: The project site is located along the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) and San Jacinto Tidal Basin, at 17500 Market Street, in Channelview, Harris County, Texas The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: Highlands, Texas
Latitude: 29.78945 North; Longitude -95.079729 West.
Project Description: The applicant proposes to modify Department of the Army Permit 19601(04) to dredge a 15-acre area within the McDonough Marine Services facility. The proposed method of dredging is mechanical and/or hydraulic depending on the location of the placement area secured. Approximately 96,000 cubic yards of materials will be removed and placed at Lost Lake Dredged Material Placement Area or the East and West Spoil Area within the applicant’s facility. The area will be dredged from inconsistent depths ranging from 0 to -5, to a uniform depth of -10 mean low lower water. The purpose of the project is to accommodate larger vessels at the facility.
CMP Project No.: 13-1174-F1
Type of Application: This application is being evaluated under §10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.
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 email@example.com. Comments should be sent to Ms. Land at the above address or by email.