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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-1501


Availability of Federal Consistency under the Coastal Zone Management Act

[45 Pa.B. 4840]
[Saturday, August 15, 2015]

 This notice is published under section 306(d)(14) of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (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 Gregory Ganzer is proposing to construct a personal watercraft boat lift on the Niagara Pier within Presque Isle Bay of Lake Erie.

 The applicant is proposing to construct a 14-foot by 28-foot personal watercraft lift composed of six steel pilings, 10-foot by 14-foot permanent dock and a 6-foot by 10-foot permanent dock (walkway) adjacent to an existing watercraft lift. The site is at 4 Niagara Pier, Erie, PA, along the eastern side of the Niagara Pier on water lots currently owned by the applicant. This project is also being considered for authorization by the Department under permit number E25-744 and by the United States Army Corps of Engineers under permit number 2012-346.

 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 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), Gregory Ganzer has certified 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, (717) 772-2196,

 The Department will consider all comments received on or before August 31, 2015, 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 urged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment system at Written comments should be submitted to Matthew Walderon, Department of Environmental Protection, Interstate Waters Office, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8465, Harrisburg, PA 17101-8465,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-1501. Filed for public inspection August 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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