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Published April 10, 2017
Expiration date: 4/29/2017

NAME OF APPLICANT: Kelly C. Sills, LLC, c/o D&S Environmental Services, Inc., Attn: David Templet; Post Office Box 510, French Settlement, Louisiana 70733

LOCATION OF WORK: Within the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, in the Lake Maurepas hydrologic unit (HUC 08070204); north of Highway 931 (Germany Road), approximately 0.57 mile east of its intersection with US Highway 61 (Airline Highway), near Prairieville, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish, as shown on the enclosed drawings.

CHARACTER OF WORK: Modify existing permit to allow for construction of Phase 2 of Germany Oaks Subdivision. The applicant proposes to clear, grade, and fill a 23.29-acre site to construct an additional 75 residential lots with pertinent houses, driveways, green space, common areas, and ingress/egress. The applicant proposes to fill approximately 2.54 acres of forested wetlands and 0.3 acre of jurisdictional waters and excavate an additional 0.26 acre of forested wetlands and 0.04 acre of jurisdictional waters. As ompensation for unavoidable wetland impacts the applicant proposes to purchase wetland credits from a Corps approved mitigation bank located in the watershed.

The applicant has designed the development to avoid and minimize direct and secondary adverse impacts to the maximum extent practicable. Any further reduction would limit usage of the property and, therefore function deeming the project impracticable. During construction, appropriate erosion control methods (BMP’s), such as silt fencing, hay bales, seeding, etc., will be utilized to prevent erosion and degradation of water quality or non-point source pollution on-site.