Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – Grand Parkway Infrastructure, LLC
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 December 18, 2020 to January 8, 2021. 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, January 15, 2021. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2021.
FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:
Applicant: Grand Parkway Infrastructure, LLC
Location: The project site is located northeast of Houston, within Chambers, Harris, Liberty, and Montgomery Counties, Texas.
Latitude & Longitude (NAD 83): 29.854911, -94.869411
Project Description: The applicant is proposing to modify the currently authorized Department of the Army (DA) Permit SWG-2012-00153. The modifications will include:
- Church House Gully (Stream 5): The design for this crossing has been modified from being straightened to facilitate drainage to adding a culvert crossing at Station 1355+00. Box culverts will be added under the Westbound Frontage Road (WBFR), Mainlanes (ML), and Eastbound Frontage Road (EBFR). Stream 5 will be straightened 427 linear feet where the culverts are proposed. In addition, a new driveway has been proposed along the WBFR at Station 1354+00 to maintain access for this landowner.
- Hackberry Gully (FM 565 Drainage Improvements – Ditch 1): Ditch 1 is palustrine emergent wetland (PEM). This design modification consists of widening and enlarging the existing drainage ditch along FM 565 at the northeast corner of FM 565 and SH 99. The drainage ditch would outfall into Ditch 1 (Hackberry Gully). In addition, the existing access off FM 565 will be improved in order to maintain access to the adjacent property. The improvement will include an extension of the existing driveway over the future drainage channel.
- Future Langston Boulevard Drainage Easement (Wetland 1, Wetland 2, and Wetland 5): A drainage analysis was completed for the project and it was determined that additional drainage would be required for the project. The future Langston Boulevard drainage easement consists of a 0.7-acre drainage easement. The drainage easement would be aligned parallel to the City of Mont Belvieu’s proposed Langston Boulevard. The drainage easement would outfall into Wetland 5 (Hackberry Gully).
Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit application # SWG-2012-00153. 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. 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: 21-1138-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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