Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – City of League City
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 July 7, 2022 to September 2, 2022. 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, September 9, 2022. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, 2022.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: City of League City
Location: The project site is located in Magnolia Creek and Cedar Gully, west of Interstate 45 and south of Main Street, in League City, Galveston County, Texas.
Latitude & Longitude (NAD 83): 29.478651, -95.148884
Project Description: The applicant proposes to discharge dredged or fill material into a total of 7,361 linear feet of streams (1.72 acres), 4.22 acres of emergent wetlands and 0.1 acre of open water. This project proposes modifications to Magnolia Creek, Cedar Gully, and three existing detention basins. The tributaries will be regraded and resized to accommodate for NOAA Atlas 14 rainfall data. The resizing will help ensure that drainage into the system from residential subdivisions (Westover Park, Countryside, Magnolia Creek, Rustic Oaks, and Jensen Colony) is meeting design standards and does not result in structural flooding within the neighborhoods. De-snagging of the waterways will also occur with this work. Another aspect of the project is correcting failed erosion control structures and stabilizing side-slopes. These corrections will increase long-term channel stability, reduce long-term maintenance costs, and maintain flood control function of the channels. The project will modify stormwater outlets in the Magnolia Creek Subdivision to improve conveyance to the channel. The existing culvert at the Summer Place crossing of Magnolia Creek will also be modified into a staged culvert opening by placing multiple barrels at different elevations. The project proposes impacts to a detention basin.
Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit application # SWG-2022-00077. This application will be reviewed pursuant to 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: 22-1345-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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should be sent to the Texas General Land Office Coastal Management Program Coordinator at the above address or via email at email@example.com.
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