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SWG-2013-00223 - Third Texas Resource, L.L.C. - wetlands - Liberty County, Texas

Published May 21, 2019
Expiration date: 6/21/2019

Full Public Notice          Project Plans

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Third Texas Resource, L.L.C., the Sponsor, has requested authorization to create a commercial wetlands mitigation bank, named the Cow Island Bayou Mitigation Bank (CIBMB), within the Galveston District of the US Army Corps of Engineers (CESWG).  The Sponsor is proposing to restore, enhance, and preserve wetland resources within the CIBMB for the purpose of providing an effective approach to satisfy compensatory mitigation requirements of the USACE Regulatory Program developed in accordance with the Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources (73 Fed. Reg. 19594, 10 April 2008 (codified in 33 CFR 332)).  A Mitigation Banking Instrument (MBI) will be developed following the aforementioned policy and will detail the legal and physical characteristics of the bank and how the bank would be established and operated.  Subjects addressed in detail in the MBI will include development of the site, service area, credit determination, financial assurances, scope of agreement, purpose and goals of the bank, baseline conditions, performance standards for restoration or enhancement activities, accounting procedures, monitoring and reporting, long-term maintenance and protection, and transfer of bank ownership or sponsorship.  The applicant will be working with the USACE and other Federal and State resource agencies (the Interagency Review Team-IRT) in the development of the MBI.

The proposed objectives of CIBMB are to:  1) re-establish, rehabilitate, and sustain wetland functions to 117.4 acres of existing cleared agricultural land as forested wetlands; 2) re-establish and sustain wetland functions to 46.8 acres as herbaceous wetlands, including an approximate 2.0-acre portion that will have submerged aquatic vegetation; 3) enhance 11.2 acres of existing forested wetlands and re-establish and sustain 13.1 acres of forested wetlands to result in a 70% / 30% wetland / upland ratio within a 34.7-acre area; 4) re-establish and sustain 14.8 acres of forested wetland to result in a 50%/ 50% wetland/upland ratio within a 29.5-acre forested area; and 5) re-establish and sustain 23.8 acres as native prairie upland buffer.