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Published Dec. 4, 2017
Expiration date: 1/2/2018

NAME OF APPLICANT:  ACL Transportation, c/o Gulf South Engineering & Testing Inc. Attn: Chad Poche, 2201 Aberdeen Street, Suite B, Kenner, LA 70062 

LOCATION OF WORK: On the left descending bank of the Mississippi River between mile 159 and 157, above head of passes near Convent, Louisiana, in St. James Parish, within the Mississippi River Basin in hydrologic unit (HUC 08070100, as shown on the attached drawings. 

CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant has requested Department of the Army authorization to install 55, 3-pile mooring structures to add a 2 barge width to an existing  21 long by 8 wide barge fleet and a 2 barge width to an existing 6 wide by 6 long barge fleet.  Two new barge fleeting blocks will also be added composed of 6 long by 10 wide barge fleet, and 1 long by 8 wide barge fleet.  Approximately 130 cubic yards of rip-rap will be placed for revetment repair resulting from piling penetrations.     

A Preliminary analysis has determined that the proposed project would directly impact approximately 0.08 acre of jurisdictional water bottoms.     

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 the ability to fleet barges safely and, therefore deem the project impracticable. There are no wetland impacts associated with this project and mitigation will not be required.