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 7, through September 9, 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 October 2, 2013. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on November 1, 2013.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Location: The project site is located in remnant dune swale wetlands adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, within the Galveston Island State Park, at 14901 Farm-to-Market Road 3005, in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: Lake Como, Texas.
Latitude: 29.191764° North; Longitude: 94.95857° West
Project Description: The applicant proposes to discharge approximately 3,900 cubic yards of fill material into 2.67 acres of wetlands for the construction of multi-use campsites, park offices, parking facilities, restrooms, picnic shelters and dune walkovers. The purpose of this project is to rebuild and improve state park facilities damaged during Hurricane Ike. These facilities will support recreation, education, and activities within the Galveston Island State Park.
CMP Project No.: 13-1168-F1
Type of Application: This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 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 Mr. Ray Newby, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should be sent to Mr. Newby at the above address or by email.