Texas Historical Commission
On August 8th and 9th, 2017, personnel from POWER Engineers, Inc. (POWER) performed an intensive archeological survey of a proposed electrical substation and substation access road on stateowned Port of Brownsville property in Cameron County, Texas. The investigation was undertaken under Texas Antiquities Permit 8125. The approximately 11.4-acre proposed substation Project area is located approximately 0.7 mile north of the intersection of Chemical Road and the BrownsvillePort Isabel Highway (State Highway 48). The proposed access road extends approximately 500 feet north from Chemical Road to the proposed substation. No archeological materials were observed during the survey. Due to the lack of cultural materials in the Project area, POWER recommends that construction be allowed to proceed without further consultation. If, during construction of the substation or access road, cultural resources are encountered, all activities at the location should be halted until the Texas Historical Commission (THC) is notified and an appropriate course of action is determined.
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