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MVN-2017-00847 WQQ

Published Aug. 21, 2017
Expiration date: 9/13/2017

NAME OF APPLICANTWalter Oil and Gas Corporation, c/o Tim Morton and Associates, Inc., Attn: Donna Hollier, 730 East Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508.

LOCATION OF WORK: Located in Iberia Parish, Section 16, Township 12S and Range 9E, in Fish Island Field, Louisiana, (lat. 29.998158, Long -91.559722), as shown within the attached drawings. (Hydrologic Unit Code 08080102, Vermilion-Teche Basin)

CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant proposes to clear and fill for construction of an access road, ring levee and well pad to drill the Topaz Prospect Well to produce gas.  The applicant will grade and board approximately 219-feet of access road, and install earthen fill to refurbish an existing access road and a 400-foot by 400-foot ring levee and well pad complete the drill.  Approximately 10,693 cubic yards of earthen fill for the road and location will be trucked in and placed on the project site, as shown on the attached drawings.  Approximately 3.92 acres of jurisdictional wetlands comprised of: 2.39 acres of cypress-tupelo habitat, 1.28 acres of bottomland hardwoods habitat, and 0.23 acre of herbaceous habitat would be impacted by the construction of the drill site.  (3) 36-inch culverts will be installed at a jurisdictional water crossing to improve the existing access road and will impact 0.02 acres of waters of the US.  Compensatory mitigation for unavoidable wetland impacts will be completed through the purchase of credits from a Corps approved mitigation bank.