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Published March 19, 2018
Expiration date: 4/9/2018

NAME OF APPLICANT:  BASF Corporation, c/o Providence Engineering and Environmental Group LLC, Attn: Tim Kimmel, 1201 Main Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802.

 LOCATION OF WORK:  Approximately 1.0 mile west of the Mississippi River at the BASF facility in Geismar, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish, 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, grade, excavate, and place fill for the construction of an industrial laydown yard for the storage of material used in plant maintenance and construction. Approximately 10,168 cubic yards native material will be excavated and hauled off site to an upland and approximately 44,059 cubic yards of calcium sulphate and lime stone base will be placed as fill to complete the project.  The proposed project is situated on a 23-acre parcel within the facility and approximately 12.6 acres of the parcel will be used for the project.  Approximately 3.58 acres of the project site are jurisdictional forested wetlands and approximately 1.8 acres of the site are jurisdictional herbaceous wetlands.  All 5.38 acres of wetlands would be used in construction of the laydown yard.  It is anticipated that the proposed action would have no impact on adjacent wetlands.

       A preliminary analysis has determined that the proposed project would directly impact approximately 5.38 acres of forested and herbaceous wetlands.

      The applicant stated that the proposed project has been designed to avoid and minimize direct and secondary adverse impacts to the maximum extent practicable.  Any further reduction would limit usage of the property deeming 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 watershed.