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Published April 16, 2018
Expiration date: 5/5/2018

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Texas Brine Company, LLC, c/o Miller Engineers & Associates, Inc., Attn: Mr. Joel J. Miller, 601 Main Street, Franklin, Louisiana  70538 

LOCATION OF WORK: In Assumption Parish, North 30.014856, West -91.126731, located south of Louisiana Highway 70, near Grand bayou, Louisiana, as shown on the attached vicinity map. 

CHARACTER OF WORK:  Clear, grade, fill and/or excavate and construct an access road and two 375 feet by 400 feet drill pads.  Widen existing roadways by 32 feet and install pipe racks, supports and footings, all to support drilling a brine well.  Approximately 339 cubic yards of native material will be excavated and hauled offsite, approximately 322 cubic yards of native material will be excavated and placed onsite, approximately 65,568 cubic yards of sand material, approximately 2,259 cubic yards of crushed stone/gravel material and approximately 219 cubic yards of cement will be required for construction activities.  Approximately 7.16 acres of jurisdictional wetlands would be impacted by project implementation.   The applicant proposes to purchase compensatory mitigation acres at CEMVN approved mitigation banks in the area.