Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency - Texas International Terminals LTD

May 22, 2023

May 22, 2023 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 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.



Applicant: Texas International Terminals LTD

Location: The project site is located in the Galveston Ship Channel, east of the Pelican Island Causeway, at 4800 Port Industrial Road, in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas.

Latitude and Longitude: 29.307877, -94.822815

Project Description: The applicant proposes a modification to previously authorized Permit SWG-2012-00602 to authorize the one-time use of the Federal Open Water Placement Area (PA) 50 for the placement of up to 200,000-cubic-yards of maintenance material to be mechanically or hydraulically dredged from approximately 33 acres at the Texas International Terminals LTD (TXIT) Berths 2 & 3. The purpose of the maintenance dredging is to prevent unsafe navigation conditions within the Berth due to high rates of siltation predicted to occur due to the geomorphic position of the Berth.  The applicant is not proposing mitigation as the proposed activities are only associated with dredging activities and would not cause impacts to any special aquatic sites.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit application # SWG-2012-00602. 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: 23-1245-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 Comments should be sent to the Texas General Land Office Coastal Management Program Coordinator at the above address or via email at

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