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 4, 2012, through April 11, 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 April 18, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on May 18, 2012.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Targa Downstream, LLC
Location: The project site is located in wetlands adjacent to Cedar Bayou, approximately 2 miles west of State Highway 146 South on Farm-to-Market Road (FM) 1942, in Mont Belvieu, Chambers County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: Mont Belvieu, Texas. NAD 83, Latitude: 29.849469North; Longitude: -94.935061 West. Project Description: The applicant proposes to construct, install, and maintain a saltwater disposal well (SWD Well No. 7), access road, and 12-inch-diameter brine pipeline. The proposed SWD well and access road construction will permanently impact a total of 2.51 acres of forested wetlands to be filled during the mechanized land clearing; of the 2.51 acres, additional fill material will be placed in 1.69 acres to construct the well pad and access road. The 50-foot-wide access road, adjacent pipeline, and power line within the 1,600-foot-long access road easement will begin at the existing Center Point Energy Corridor and will require the clearing of a forested area approximately 75 feet wide by 1,500 feet long. The pipeline will be placed in a 2-foot-wide by 4-foot-deep trench for approximately 1.59 miles. A portion of the pipeline will be placed along an existing access road for 1.29 miles.
CMP Project No.: 12-0691-F1
Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2011-01234 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 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. Kate Zultner, Consistency Review Specialist, Coastal Coordination Council, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at email@example.com. Comments should be sent to Ms. Zultner at the above address or by email.