Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency - DiamondEdge Energy, LLC

September 09, 2022

September 09, 2022 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 August 20, 2022 to August 26, 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 2, 2022.  The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: DiamondEdge Energy, LLC

Location: The project site is located in Scott Bay, 3.4 miles west of Baytown, in Harris County, Texas.

Latitude & Longitude (NAD 83): 29.737889, -95.033194

Project Description: The applicant proposes to mechanically dredge an access route and a slip approximately 241 feet north of the Houston Ship Channel within Scott Bay. The access route dredge footprint will be 2,069-foot in length by 70-foot in width. The proposed slip to be dredged is approximately 345-foot in length by 160-foot in width. Dredging will be conducted to -8-foot mean lower low water. Approximately 15,364 cubic yards of dredge material will be excavated and hauled offsite. All dredge material will be hauled off via barge and placed within Adloy Dredge Material Placement Area.

An 80-foot by 230-foot by 3-foot rock pad (2,045 cubic yards) will be required under the proposed drilling barge for support due to deep sediment penetrations adjacent to and at the proposed surface hole location. Additionally, ten 5-pile clusters will be needed for drilling barge stabilization. A typical 10-foot by 20-foot well protector platform will be constructed upon successful completion of the well. All operations will take place in open water.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit application # SWG-2022-00349. 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: 22-1394-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 pialegal@glo.texas.gov. Comments should be sent to the Texas General Land Office Coastal Management Program Coordinator at the above address or via email at federal.consistency@glo.texas.gov.


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