US Army Corps of Engineers
Galveston District

Kingwood development applicant mailed public comments

Published April 2, 2019

The Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch announced today public comments were forwarded to Romerica Investments, LLC, regarding permit application SWG-2016-00384 for a project near Kingwood, Texas.

“We appreciate the time and effort of those concerned to meet the extended deadline,” said Elizabeth Shelton, a USACE Galveston District Regulatory project manager. “We have forwarded the public notice comments received to the applicant for response by letter dated 28 March 2019.  The applicant has 30 days from the date of the letter to respond to the comments received.”

Shelton said the Corps Regulatory Division’s role, in this permit application, is to evaluate, under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the proposed activity, the discharge of fill material into waters of the U.S., and the compliance of this proposed activity with other Federal laws, as applicable.

“The Division is evaluating the discharge of 68,323 cubic yards of fill material into 42.35 acres of wetlands and an estimated 285 cubic yards of fill material into 771 linear feet of streams adjacent to the West Fork of the San Jacinto River,” said Shelton.

The initial close of comment period was January 29. Corps Regulatory Division officials made the decision to allow for 30 additional days which extended the comment period to March 1. 

The notice can be viewed at: https://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Media/Public-Notices/Article/1722068/swg-2016-00384-romerica-investments-llc-west-fork-of-the-san-jacinto-river-harr/

The USACE Galveston District was established in 1880 as the first engineer district in Texas to oversee river and harbor improvements. The Districts' efforts within Emergency Management, Ecosystem Restoration, Flood Risk Management, Navigation, Regulatory and Shoreline Protection provide vital regional and national engineering services. These efforts strengthen our nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters in times of peace and war.

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Contact
Lt. Col. Mark T. Williford
409-766-3005
Galveston.TX.PublicAffairs@usace.army.mil

Release no. 19-009