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Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment - Willacy County


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December 10, 2012

December 10, 2012 01:00AM

Coastal Coordination Council



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 November 12, through November 16, 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 December 10, 2012. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on January 9, 2013.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: Willacy County

Location: The project site is located in on an undeveloped 44.6-acre tract that borders the Laguna Madre to the east and an existing Dredged Material Placement Area to the west, off of Matagorda Drive east of Port Mansfield, in Willacy County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: Port Mansfield, Texas.
LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): Latitude: 26.5466° North; Longitude: -97.4180 West

Project Description: The applicant proposes to make facility improvements at the Laguna Point Recreation Area (LRPA) to provide the general public with recreational access to the Laguna Madre. Proposed work would include a 8-foot-wide by 500-foot-long fishing pier, a 20- by 20-foot dock, approximately 2,388 cubic yards of limestone fill for roadway improvements, six parking lots, a 1- by 253-foot footpath, 78.0 cubic yards of concrete for a 20- by 20-foot bathroom facility, and a 35- by 50-foot playscape. Approximately 1.1 acres of jurisdictional waters of the U.S. would be permanently filled for this project. Approximately 0.02 acre of vegetated sand flats and 1.08 acres of unvegetated sand flats, of which 0.7 is highly disturbed by an unimproved roadway would be permanently filled.

CMP Project No.: 13-0940

Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2012-00203 is being evaluated under §10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C.A. §403) and 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 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 kate.zultner@glo.texas.gov. Comments should be sent to Ms. Zultner at the above address or by email.


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Kate Zultner
Consistency Review Specialist
Kate Zultner