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SWG-2011-01183 - Port of Houston Authority - Chambers and Harris Counties

Published Aug. 26, 2013
Expiration date: 9/26/2013

Full Public Notice    Project Plans    Oyster Mitigation Plan    Tidal Marsh Mitigation Plan

 

The applicant now proposes to use hydraulic pipeline dredges to deepen and widen the Bayport Ship Channel (BSC), deepen the BSC Turning Basin and existing Flare, place the new work (construction) dredged material in dredged material placement area (PA) 15 and use a portion of it to raise PA 15 perimeter levees, use material borrowed from PA 15 and PA 14/15 Connection to construct a levee stability berm, periodically maintenance dredge the improved project, and  place maintenance dredged material in PA 14, PA 15, PA 14/15 Connection (after completion of construction by the Corps), Mid-bay PA, and Atkinson Island Marsh Cells M-7/8/9, M-10, and M-11 (after completion of construction by the Corps).  Permanent project impacts to aquatic resources from widening and deepening would consist of excavation of 287.3 acres of unvegetated bay bottom, including 4.6 acres of oyster habitat.  Construction of the stability berm for PA 15 would result in permanent fill impacts to 9.23 acres of wetlands and temporary impacts to 4.7 acres of wetlands. 

 

This public notice also describes a Section 408/204(f) draft environmental assessment being presented for public comment.