Parties wanting to use Port of Houston Authority property must submit an application with sufficient detail to allow for a thorough evaluation of the application. Permission to use Port Authority property for appropriate purposes is granted by license or permit. Channel Development manages certain licenses and permits.
In accordance with the Barge Fleeting Leasing Policy, the Port of Houston Authority has created Standards and Procedures for Barge Fleeting Leasing (Standards). The Standards are available HERE.
A 30-day public comment period has been established beginning August 15, 2018 through September 14, 2018. Comments should be made in writing and addressed to the Channel Development Department at email@example.com with the Subject Line: Standards Comments, or mailed to Channel Development, Attn: Standards Comments, 111 East Loop North, Houston, TX 77029.
For more information, contact Garry McMahan at 713-670-2594.
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Licenses are issued for new or modification of existing installations of pipelines, transmission or distribution lines, fiber optic lines, or cables. Licenses are also issued for monitoring wells, cathodic protection systems, and surface sites.
Right of Entry & Temporary Access
Parties seeking temporary access to Port Authority property for a specified entry use, such as survey work, should submit a temporary access license application.
Marine construction permits are issued for new construction or modification of marine structures such as docks, mooring pilings, spud barges, and dredging, and marine uses such as barge fleeting or staging. Applicants are encouraged to consult with Channel Development concerning the types and levels of detail required. Applicants whose projects require a Federal, City, or County permit are encouraged to apply for that permit concurrent with this application.
Dredged Material Placement Agreements
Parties proposing to use Port Authority owned dredged material placement areas (DMPA) for their dredging project should submit a dredged material placement agreement application. The application will be processed concurrently with the USACE permit application. Seventy-five percent of the dredged material placement fee must be paid prior to execution of the agreement and the balance upon completion of the work.
NOTE: Performing work on Port Authority property or submerged lands owned by the Port Authority without an executed license/permit is a serious offense. In the event of unauthorized work on Port Authority property, such unauthorized installations are subject to removal (at violator’s expense) and violators may be subject to penalties.