Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency - Bass Enterprises Production Company, LP (BEPCO, LP)
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 26. Requests for federal consistency review were deemed administratively complete for the following project(s) during the period of May 8, 2023 to May 12, 2023. 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 §§30.25, 30.32, and 30.41, 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 Monday, May 22, 2023. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Bass Enterprises Production Company, LP (BEPCO, LP)
Location: The project site is located in Aransas Bay, at 1824 Shell Ridge Road, in Rockport, Aransas County, Texas.
Latitude and Longitude: 28.002343, -97.055744
Project Description: The applicant proposes discharge a total of 4,836 cubic yards of rock rip rap and shoreline restoration fabric or filter cloth in Aransas Bay along an existing harbor breakwater for a total distance of 1,503 linear feet. Specifically, the applicant proposes to discharge 2,397.3 cubic yards along 683 linear feet of the northside of the breakwater and 2,438.7 cubic yards along 820 linear feet of the southside of the breakwater. The rock will be placed vertically against the existing breakwater to a typical top elevation of +4 feet NAVD 88 and will extend out from the breakwater and crest with a variable side slope resulting in a base width between 13-26 feet.
The applicant does not propose any compensatory mitigation. The applicant stated the project does not propose any impacts to submerged aquatic vegetation or other sensitive resources.
Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit application # SWG-1991-01834. 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. Note: The consistency review for this project may be conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of its certification under §401 of the Clean Water Act.
CMP Project No: 23-1259-F1
Further information on the applications listed above, including a copy of the consistency certifications or consistency determinations for inspection, may be obtained from the Texas General Land Office Public Information Officer at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701, or via email at email@example.com. Comments should be sent to the Texas General Land Office Coastal Management Program Coordinator at the above address or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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