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Section 3: Acquisition of Land for Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Disposal Area Sites

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Overview

TxDOT acquires disposal area sites along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway as required under the Texas Coastal Waterway Act of 1975. These sites are acquired in fee simple, and then the state conveys a surface easement to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a specific term and use. These sites are acquired only in Districts along the Texas coast.

The Maritime Division is the lead Division for this type of acquisition, and acquisition costs come out of the Maritime Divisions’s budget. The ROW program office in Austin assists in the acquisition process.

The site selection process is quite extensive and involves various state and federal agencies. If this type of site is selected to be acquired, the ROW program office in Austin will furnish instructions to the department before contact with the landowner(s) is made and before negotiations for buying land for this use are begun.

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