ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR A REVIEW OF A COASTAL VARIANCE FOR AN ACTIVITY REQUIRING A FEDERAL LICENSE OR PERMIT
PUBLIC NOTICE - 591

Baldwin County

In accordance with ADEM Administrative Code r. 335-8-1-.14, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) hereby gives notice that Newton Houston (applicant) has applied to the ADEM for a variance pursuant to ADEM Admin. Code r. 335-8-1-.13.

The applicant proposes to fill 0.097 acre (4,233 ft2) of previously cleared low quality coastal wetlands for the construction of a single family dwelling and parking area located at 24421 Gulf Bay Road, Orange Beach, Baldwin County, Alabama on property parcel 05-62-09-31-4-001-018.000. The applicant proposes to mitigate for impacts to coastal wetlands through the purchase of mitigation credits from an approved commercial wetland mitigation bank.

Any person wishing to make comments or provide additional information relative to the proposed project’s consistency with the Coastal Area Management Program rules must submit such comments or information in writing to ADEM at the address below within fifteen (15) calendar days following the publication date of this notice. Only those comments which address issues within the Department’s scope of authority can be considered. All correspondence regarding this proposal should reference application number 2017-427.

Alabama Department of Environmental Management
3664 Dauphin Street, Suite B
Mobile, Alabama 36608-1211

Copies of all information submitted are available for public inspection at the ADEM office located at the above address Monday - Friday (except legal holidays), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Arrangements for copying should be made in advance. This Public Notice is available on the internet at http://adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/publicNotices.cnt. The ADEM Division 335-8 rules are available on the internet at adem.alabama.gov.

After consideration of all written comments and consideration of the requirements of the Alabama Coastal Area Management Act and ADEM Coastal Program rules, the Department will make a final determination. The Department’s determination, associated documents and all comments received during the public comment period will be available for inspection at the ADEM office located at the above address during normal working hours. Notice of the final permit decision will be sent to any person who requests such notice in writing during this comment period.

Notice is hereby given this 14th day of February, 2018, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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Lance R. LeFleur
Director

Nondiscrimination Statement:  The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.