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Published Aug. 7, 2017
Expiration date: 8/26/2017

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Bridgeline Holdings, L.P., c/o SWCA Environmental Consultants, Attn: Jason Byrd, 5745 Essen Lane, Suite 105, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810

LOCATION OF WORK:  Near the intersection of Hwy 61 and Interstate-10, approximately 4 miles south of Sorrento, Louisiana, in Ascension and St. James Parishes, within the Lake Pontchartrain Basin in hydrologic unit (HUC 08070204), as shown on the attached drawings. 

CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant has requested Department of the Army authorization to clear, excavate, deposit fill, and horizontally directional drill (HDD) for the installation and maintenance of a right of way and two (2) 12-inch natural gas pipelines 4.2 miles in length.  The applicant also plans to drill three (3) wells to move brine and use space for temporary storage of natural gasoline and butane for the Marathon Facility in Garyville, Louisiana. Approximately 67,310 cubic yards of native earthen fill material will be excavated and redistributed on site and approximately 52,921 cubic yards of hauled in gravel and sand will be placed to complete the project.  Approximately 8.5 acres of forested and herbaceous wetlands will be permanently impacted, approximately 10.2 acres of forested wetlands will be permanently converted to herbaceous wetlands, and approximately 8.2 acres of herbaceous wetlands and “other waters of the U.S.” will be temporarily impacted.    

The applicant stated that they have designed the project 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 deem the project impracticable.   As compensation for unavoidable wetland impacts, the applicant proposes to mitigate in-kind wetland credits from a Corps approved mitigation bank located in the basin of impact.