NEPA Public Notification

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The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) is considering a request for Federal assistance from the Rockport Center for the Arts and the City of Rockport to construct an Arts, Performing Arts, and Conference Center in Rockport, Aransas County, Texas. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), EDA is conducting an assessment of the potential of the proposed project to affect the environment and/or historic properties. Notice is hereby given that the project is proposed to be located in, or may affect, a floodplain and/or wetland as defined by Executive Order (EO) 11988 and/or EO 11990.

The project includes construction of approximately 21,000 s.f. of arts, arts gallery, education, lecture, performing arts, conference, and associated ancillary space on approximately one acre of land. The project will be located at 106 South Austin Street and 204 South Austin Street. Project information is available for review at 2751 State Highway 35 Bypass, Rockport TX 78382 (City of Rockport Service Center at 361-729-2213) and Rockport Center for the Arts at 106 South Austin Street, Rockport Tx 78382 (361-729-5519).

If you have any information regarding potential impacts to historic properties or environmental resources including wetlands or floodplains associated with this proposed project please provide it in writing to:

Corey Dunn
Regional Environmental Officer
Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration
903 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 206
Austin, Texas 78701

Comments received in the EDA Regional Office by 5:00 pm eastern on September 5, 2018 will be considered. A copy of the NEPA/NHPA decisional document will be available upon request at the above EDA Regional Office.

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