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 February 11, through February 22, 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 February 27, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: SPI Bayside Ventures
Location: The project site is located in the Laguna Madre and its adjacent wetland, at 1201 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: Port Isabel, Texas.
Latitude: 26.093537 North; Longitude -94.166147 West.
Project Description: The applicant proposes to discharge 21,000 cubic yards of fill material over 2.238 acres of jurisdictional wetlands in order to bring the project area to elevations suitable for development. The applicant proposed to then construct on the filed area and the adjacent uplands, a high-end 111- room hotel with meeting and event space with amenities such pools/Jacuzzis, tennis courts, and a parking area, including approximately 164 parking spaces. The applicant further proposes to construct a 800-foot-long retaining wall located 350 feet west of their property boundary fronting Padre Boulevard.
CMP Project No.: 13-1049-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2010-00891 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 Coastal Coordination Council 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.