Draft environmental impact statement for Texas City's proposed Shoal Point container terminal: executive summary.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District
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This Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS, or DEIS) has been prepared to analyze and disclose the potential impacts of the proposed project and reasonable alternatives on the natural and human environment. The City of Texas City has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District, for a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit and Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10 permit for dredge and fill activities related to the construction of the proposed Shoal Point Container Terminal in Texas City. The proposed terminal would be located on an approximately 400-acre undeveloped site on Shoal Point in Galveston County, Texas. Shoal Point is an active USACE Dredged Material Placement Area (DMPA) for maintenance of the Texas City Channel, Texas City Turning Basin, Industrial Canal, Industrial Canal Turning Basin, and other areas maintained by the Port of Texas City Users Group. Activities subject to the jurisdiction of the USACE would include dredging in navigable waters to deepen the Texas City Channel and to construct berthing areas and a turning basin, and placement of fill in waters of the U.S. (including wetlands) to prepare the project site for construction of proposed facilities related to the container terminal.