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Published July 23, 2018
Expiration date: 8/21/2018

NAME OF APPLICANT:  CEMUS, LLC, c/o ELOS Environmental, LLC, 4317 East Pleasant Ridge Road, Hammond, La 70403 

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, mile 233.8, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. 

The work described below was partially completed prior to obtaining a Department of the Army permit and was in violation of Section 301 of the Clean Water Act. All legal issues concerning the unauthorized work have since been deferred. 

CHARACTER OF WORK: The applicant has requested an after-the-fact authorization for the deposition and grading of fill material to construct three access ramps for barge loading. The loading ramps will provide the applicant with accessibility to the river during high water and low water conditions, thus, allowing the facility to operate without impediment by regular water level fluctuations in the river.  The ramps will be removed and replaced, as needed, depending on river levels. Any unused fill material will be stockpiled in a non-wetland area on-site. Approximately 10,809 cubic yards of clay fill material has been placed in the batture for ramp construction.  Approximately 1.1 acres of forested batture were impacted by construction of the ramps.  

The applicant stated that the impacted area has been minimized to the smallest footprint that will allow the goals of the project to be achieved.  Best management practices will be employed during construction to minimize sediment excursion.  To compensate for unavoidable impacts, the applicant has agreed to purchase mitigation credits from an approved mitigation bank.

The applicant may be required to fully or partially restore the site to pre-project conditions if issuance of a permit is determined to be contrary to the public interest.