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 August 20, 2012, through August 30, 2012. 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 September 12, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 12, 2012.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: San Isidro Development Company, LC
Location: The project site is located in wetlands adjacent to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), south of Carancahua Lake, in Galveston County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: Sea Isle, Texas. NAD 83, Latitude: 29.228532 North; Longitude: -95.030557 West.
Project Description: The applicant requests permission to temporarily fill 3.51 acres of wetlands to construct an oil and gas exploration pad and temporary access road. If the well is successful, the applicant requests permission to permanently fill 4.98 acres of wetlands to construct a production pad and roadway. The proposed project will temporarily impact 3.51 acres of wetlands, which would be restored within 180 days of placement into wetlands, if the well is unsuccessful. The proposed project will permanently impact 4.98 acres of wetlands, if the well is successful.
CMP Project No.: 12-0824-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2012-00198 is being evaluated under §404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. §1344).
Note: The consistency review for this project will be conducted by the Railroad Commission of Texas under §401 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. §1344).
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. Kate Zultner, Consistency Review Specialist, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Comments should be sent to Ms. Zultner at the above address or by email.