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SWG-2016-00635 - Magellan Terminal Holdings, L.P. - Harris County

Published Dec. 8, 2016
Expiration date: 1/9/2017

Full Public Notice     Project Plans     Alternatives Analysis     Mitigation Plan

The applicant proposes to construct a new 188-acre petroleum hydrocarbon bulk storage marine terminal facility to receive, store, and transport petroleum hydrocarbons.  The applicant proposes to place fill and construct up to 86 bulk storage tanks with associated pumps, piping, pipe racks, manifolds, secondary containment structures, roads, stormwater controls, and other necessary infrastructure.  Proposed waterside improvements would include dredging Buffalo Bayou and abutting upland area for development of an approximately 2,083-foot-long by 1,026-foot-wide berthing area that includes:

 • Four ship berths mechanically and/or hydraulically dredged to a depth of -46.5 feet mean lower low water (MLLW) plus 2 feet of overdepth

 One 1,020-foot-diameter turning basin mechanically and/or hydraulically dredged to a depth of -46.5 feet MLLW plus 2 feet of overdepth

 One barge berth dredged to a depth of -26.5 feet MLLW

 Breasting and mooring dolphins

 4,000 linear feet of bulkheads, and riprap shoreline protection

 Two 80-foot by 140-foot dock platforms and support piers

 One 1,350-foot pipe and approach trestles and support piers outfitted with pipe racks, marine loading arms, and docking fenders.


The proposed project would require excavation of a total of 5,457,700 cubic yards (CY) of mixed mud, silt, sand and shell, including 1,200,700 CY excavated in the dry, and 4,257,000 CY excavated by hydraulic and/or mechanical dredging and transportation by barge and/or pipeline.  Approximately 1,000,000 CY of material would be used on-site to increase base elevation, with the remainder of the material placed in one or more of the following approved dredged material placement areas (PAs): East/West Jones, Pinto Lion, Adloy, and Magellan GP.  The applicant proposes to use hydraulic and/or mechanical dredges to excavate approximately 30,000 CY of maintenance dredged material every three years.  The PAs used for maintenance dredging material placement would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on the availability of PAs, and could include East/West Jones, Greens Bayou, Pinto Lion, Adloy, Beltway 8 Tract, Wah Chang, Stimson Tract, House Tract, Glendale, Rosa Allen, Clinton, Lost Lake, Peggy Lake, Laughlin-Thyssin, Targa, and Magellan GP.  The applicant would relocate a navigation beacon (light #149), in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard coordination.