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Published Oct. 2, 2017
Expiration date: 10/23/2017

NAME OF APPLICANT: Illinois Central Railroad Company, c/o HDR Engineering, Inc: Brooke

Savant, 4828 Loop Central Drive Suite 800, Houston, TX 77081

LOCATION OF WORK: Project site is located at the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway in St. Charles Parish,

Louisiana, as shown on the attached drawings.

Hydrologic Unit Codes: 08090203– Eastern Louisiana Coastal Location: Latitude: 30.06432

Longitude: -90.38758.

CHARACTER OF WORK: The applicant proposes to place timber matting for temporary construction

access and to clear for access and work space associated with the construction of a new concrete

railroad bridge. The existing wooden railroad bridge is proposed for removal with some structures

remaining in their current state and maintained in place and other structures being cut at or below the

mud line and maintained in place. Permanent impacts to 1.20 acres of jurisdictional wetlands from

clearing activities associated with work space and access, and temporary impacts to 7.17 acres of

jurisdictional wetlands associated with work space and access are proposed. The applicant has

proposed the use of an approved mitigation bank to offset any unavoidable impacts to jurisdictional