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SWG-2016-00164 - Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company (HFOTC) - Harris County

Published July 14, 2016
Expiration date: 8/15/2016

Full Public Notice     Project Plans    Alternatives Analysis

The applicant proposes to dredge approximately 615,000 cubic yards of material from a 13.79-acre area to a depth of 47 feet below Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) with 1 foot of overdredge, just off of the Houston Ship Channel for the construction of a new ship dock.  This proposed new ship dock will include a trestle, pipe rack, dock, access platform, gangway support structure, seven fender piles, four mooring dolphins and four breasting dolphins.

This project also entails the dredging of an additional 65,000 cubic yards of material for a proposed 1,000-linear-foot trench for a pipeline crossing that would extend from the northern end of the proposed bulkhead to the HFOTC facility located across the channel to the north and reconnect along the existing barge dock bulkhead on the northern shoreline.  Seven pipelines and fiber optic lines would be placed within the trench excavated below the channel.  Directionally drilling these lines was determined not to be logistically feasible.  Therefore, HFOTC has elected to lay down the pipelines using conventional methods.

Due to land restrictions, a work area for the pipeline is also proposed along the northern shoreline of the project area.  To provide a stable work area 10,000 cubic yards of crushed aggregate is proposed to be discharged in 8 areas along the northern shoreline of the project area.  Six 35-foot by 40-foot work platforms consisting of approximately 1,000 cubic yards of crushed aggregate and two 35-foot by 80-foot work platforms consisting of approximately 2,000 cubic yards of crushed aggregate placed at 4 feet below MLLW surrounded by a 2:1 slope to existing grade.  The aggregate will consist of large rock stabilized by gabion-like metal grating to prevent sloughing into the channel.  These work areas would be used for approximately one month and then remain in place along the northern shoreline as shoreline stabilization.