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MVN-2017-00599-WRR

Published Dec. 4, 2017
Expiration date: 12/23/2017

NAME OF APPLICANT: Department of Defense, Fort Polk, c/o C. Blaine Johnson, with Arabie Environmental Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 928, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

LOCATION OF WORK: Project site is located south of the Geronimo Drop Zone, Fort Polk, Louisiana, in Vernon Parish, as shown on the attached drawings. Latitude: 31.1046/Longitude: -92.9525 Hydrologic Unit Code: 080800204 Calcasieu-Mermentau.

CHARACTER OF WORK: Clear 41 acres to expand the capability of Fort Polk’s Geronimo Drop Zone to accommodate modern training requirements. A total of 3.8 acres of forested wetlands will be permanently impacted via clearing and grading, and redistributing approximately 17,000 cubic yards of native earthen material. The applicant agrees to compensate for wetland impacts by purchasing credits at a Department of the Army approved mitigation bank, should a DA permit be issued.