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: Port of Beaumont
Location: The project site is located in the Neches River, at 330 Old Highway 90 West, in Vidor, Orange County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: Beaumont East, Texas.
Latitude: 30.080 North; Longitude -94.083 West.
Project Description: The applicant proposes to construct a 1,000-foot by 800-foot stockpile area, a new roadway, rail car unloading tracks, and tank farm associated with the proposed development of an unrefined crude oil and crude oil products import and export bulk terminal that includes construction of a liquids dock and a bulk dock. Applicant proposes to construct a 40-foot wide by 80-foot long liquids dock with a 15-foot wide by 40-foot long approachway, a 1,022 linear-foot bulkhead with no backfill, two 3-foot wide by 115-foot long walkways, four breasting dolphins, six mooring dolphins, nine barge monopoles, one conveyor to stock pile area and to mechanically and/or hydraulically dredge 230,000 cubic yards from an area 238-feet wide by 1,411 –feet long (7.71 acres). The applicant also proposes to construct a 56-foot wide by 875-foot long bulk dock with a 120-foot wide by 875-foot long approachway, one 15-foot wide by 120-foot long approachway, two mooring dolphins, and to mechanically and/or hydraulically dredge 325,000 cubic yards from an area 362-feet wide by 1,224 –feet long.
CMP Project No.: 13-1072-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.