Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – Entergy Services LLC, OBO Entergy Texas, Inc.
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: Entergy Services LLC, OBO Entergy Texas, Inc.
Location: The project site is located in wetlands adjacent to the Neches River, at 1000 Powerhouse Road, in Orange, Orange County, Texas.
Latitude & Longitude (NAD 83): 30.024432, -93.872987
Project Description: The applicant proposes to permanently discharge approximately 20,848 cubic yards of dredged or fill material into 1.81 acres of wetlands and 0.002 acre of other waters and temporarily discharge dredged or fill material into 0.95 acres of wetlands and 0.002 acre of other waters for the purpose of constructing the Orange County Advanced Power Station. This project includes construction of a power generating facility, administrative building, transmission line, substation and switchyard modifications, re-routing existing transmission line infrastructure, development of a new outfall ditch and outfall structure, constructing/improving new and existing access road(s), and construction of laydown areas. This project intends to utilize an existing boat ramp and barge dock.
Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit application # SWG-2020-00266. 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: 22-1346-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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