Federal Consistency under the Coastal Zone Management Act; Development of AutoPort Facility at Philadelphia Navy Yard
[49 Pa.B. 5641]
[Saturday, September 28, 2019]
This notice is published under section 306(d)(14) of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA) (16 U.S.C.A. § 1455(d)(14)), regarding public participation during consistency determinations. The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Coastal Resources Management Program has received notice that PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia, is proposing development of the AutoPort Facility at Site 2 of the Southport redevelopment at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
The applicant is seeking authorization from the United States Army Corps of Engineers to place fill in 2.81 acres of jurisdictional wetlands and place approximately 3,850 cubic yards of fill within the default floodway of the Delaware River to provide required temporary automobile storage on Site 2 of the Southport redevelopment at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The project will include raising the parking surface elevation above the regulatory 100-year floodplain and permanently filling the isolated wetlands. Four new stormwater outfalls with water quality filtration are proposed to drain the improved parking area and Vehicle Processing Center. Mitigation for permanent impacts to the jurisdictional wetlands is proposed to be accomplished by establishing a tidal marsh mitigation project in Neshaminy State Park, which will create 3.49 acres of tidal marsh wetlands fringed by 0.89 acre of forested wetlands.
This project is subject to Department review for Federal consistency because it is a Federal license and permit activity and will have reasonably foreseeable effects on the Commonwealth's coastal resources or uses.
In accordance with section 307 of the CZMA (16 U.S.C.A. § 1456) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regulations in 15 CFR Part 930, Subpart D (relating to consistency for activities requiring a Federal license or permit), PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia, has determined that the proposed activity will be conducted in a manner consistent with the applicable enforceable policies of the Commonwealth's NOAA-approved Coastal Resources Management Program. Interested parties may request a copy of the Federal Consistency Certification from the Department contact listed as follows.
Questions regarding this review should be directed to Matthew Walderon, Federal Consistency Coordinator, RA-Fed_Consistency@pa.gov or (717) 772-2196.
The Department will consider all comments received on or before Tuesday, October 15, 2019, before issuing a final Federal consistency concurrence or objection. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to email@example.com. Written comments may be submitted by mail to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1444. Filed for public inspection September 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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