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Published March 19, 2018
Expiration date: 4/17/2018

NAME OF APPLICANT:  ExxonMobil Refining and Supply – Baton Rouge Refinery, 40445 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821.


LOCATION OF WORK:  Within the Mississippi River Basin, in the Lower Mississippi River – Baton Rouge hydrologic unit (HUC 08070100), in the Mississippi River, left descending bank, approximately 232.2 miles above the Head of Passes, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish, as shown on the enclosed drawings.


 CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant currently holds a permit to dredge three areas of silt accumulation between their existing docks and the refinery.  The applicant has determined that an additional area will need to be dredged to maintain the integrity and function of the existing docks and intake structures.  The proposed modification will result in the removal of 64,533 cubic yards (51,191 cubic yards more than originally permitted) of native material. All dredging will occur at low water using typical construction equipment (excavators, dozers, etc.), which will access the site from the refinery.  Silt removed from dredging will be placed in non-wetlands, existing spoil disposal areas, as authorized by the original authorization.  Approximately 8 acres of non-vegetated water bottoms will be temporarily impacted by dredging activities.  Dredging will occur one time annually.

            To minimize impacts, the project has been designed such that all wetlands will be avoided.  No loss of wetlands or waters is anticipated, therefore, no mitigation is anticipated.  Should mitigation be required, the applicant will purchase credits from a mitigation bank located within the watershed of impact.