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 April 8, through April 15, 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 May 1, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Mr. Mike Mobley
Location: The project site is located in the Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) on the south side of County Road (CR) 259, approximately 0.5 miles from the intersection of CR259 and State Highway 60 in Matagorda County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: Matagorda, Texas.
Latitude: 28.69785 North; Longitude -95.951471 West.
Project Description: Project is amendment to Permit SWG-2004-02403 (formerly 23521) which was withdrawn. Amendment (01), which expires on December 31, 2013 authorized the excavation of 1.81 acres of tidal wetlands for the creation of a 60 by 835-foot non-bulkheaded entrance canal, breakwater, and bulkhead for a residential canal subdivision. Mitigation included the creation of 4.0 acres of wetlands. The applicant proposes to redesign the previously authorized residential canal subdivision to a 3.16-acre marina. Activity includes the excavation of 1.18 acres of high intertidal marsh wetlands and 1.47 acres of uplands for the construction of an 8-foot deep recreational boat harbor, an entrance canal to the GIWW, and an upland trailer part. As previously authorized, two wet detention ponds will be constructed prior to harbor completion; a 1.34 acre retention basin will be constructed on the southeast corner to catch runoff water from lots as well as from the sewer plant. Detention ponds will be built on uplands. Water from lots and sewage plant will only reach open water of canal or GIWW after being processed through the detention ponds and salt marsh located over 140 feet from canal.
CMP Project No.: 13-1115-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-1997-01754 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.