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SWG-2014-00260 - Plains All American Pipeline LP - Nueces County

Published Dec. 11, 2014
Expiration date: 1/12/2015

Full Public Notice    Project Plans

The applicant proposes to construct a liquid petroleum export terminal and storage facility that would accommodate AFRAMAX ships (830 feet by 145 feet) and ocean-going barges.  The terminal would consist of a 165-foot by 16-foot pipe rack and a 215-foot by 20-foot access trestle, a 60-foot by 125-foot loading platform with fendering system, six mooring dolphins and four breasting dolphins.  An estimated 514,557 cubic yards of material will be hydraulically and mechanically dredged from 0.04 acre of wetlands and 12.66 acres of open water to a depth of -46 ft Mean Low Tide (MLT), and placed in one of the following Dredged Material Placement Areas (DMPAs): Tule Lake DMPA Cells A, B & C, Suntide DMPA, South Shore DMPA Cells A, B & C, DMPA No. 1, DMPA No. 4, DMPA No. 5, or the Herbie Mauer DMPA.  The applicant is requesting to mechanically dredge an initial 185-foot-wide by 460-foot- long portion of the basin to -46 ft MLT with 2.5:1 slope in order to begin construction on the terminal facility while awaiting use of the hydraulic dredge for the remainder of the basin.  Approximately 60,000 cubic yards of mechanically dredged material will be placed in an onsite upland placement area immediately adjacent to the work site.  The onsite placement area would be located within a detention pond that will be drained prior to dredging, with Best Management Practices utilized to ensure proper control of erosion and sedimentation.  Once de-watered, the material will be placed on the upland area of the property located south of the railroad tracks.  The dredging profile would consist of a gradual slope (2.5:1) to the newly established shoreline and would be armored with a 50-foot-wide revetment mattress consisting of articulating concrete blocks with a fabric underlay along approximately 1,260 feet of shoreline.