Notice: Notice and Opportunity to CNotice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – Port of Port Arthur Navigation District

November 01, 2019

November 01, 2019 17:00PM

Coastal Coordination Advisory Committee

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 October 14, 2019 to October 25, 2019.  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 Friday, November 1, 2019.  The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019.


Applicant: Port of Port Arthur Navigation District

Location: The project site is located in Sabine-Neches Canal adjacent to the Sabine-Neches Ship Channel, at 221 Houston Avenue (Port of Port Arthur), in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas.

Latitude & Longitude (NAD 83): 29.855622 -93.944465

Project Description:  The applicant is requesting to construct a new 1,000-foot-long by 62-foot-wide wharf (Berth 6) with driven concrete support piling and mechanically drill and/or hydraulically dredge an additional 4.70 acres from the Sabine-Neches Canal. The applicant proposed to utilize existing and previously authorized dredge material placement areas (DMPAs).

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application # SWG-2011-00303. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

CMP Project No: 20-1042-F1

Further information on the applications listed above, including a copy of the consistency certifications or consistency determinations for inspection, may be obtained from Ms. Allison Buchtien P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at Comments should be sent to Ms. Buchtien at the above address or by email.

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