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 July 17, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on August 16, 2013
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Odfjell Terminals (Houston), INC.
Location: The project site is located along the Bayport Turning Basin, within Odfjell Terminal’s facility at 12211 Port Road, in Seabrook, Harris County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titles: League City, Texas.
Latitude: 29.60929; Longitude -95.01795 West
Project Description: The applicant proposes to hydraulically dredge a 9.06-acre area within their facility. Current depth at the site is -40 feet mean low lower water (MLLW); the proposed work will deepen the facility to -47 feet MLLW. Approximately, 110,000 cubic yards of material, consisting of sand/clay, will be removed and placed in Dredged Material Placement Areas (DMPAs) 14, 15, and 16 within the Spillman Island, or Port of Houston DMPAs 1 and/or 2. The purpose of the project is to deepen an existing channel so as to accommodate deeper vessels at the facility.
CMP Project No.: 13-1277-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.