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Published Sept. 10, 2018
Expiration date: 10/11/2018

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Mr. Randy Anny, Post Office Box 367, Sorrento, La 70778


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 164.6, in Convent, Louisiana, in Saint James Parish.


 CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant has requested a Department of the Army permit authorization for the installation and maintenance of five (5) midstream mooring piles to accommodate an approximate 656’ x 106’ midstream fleeting area for ship mooring and 2 crane barges. The applicant is also proposing to expand an existing borrow pit (measuring approximately 220’ x 800’) to an approximate 460’ x 800’ pit to use as a multi-purpose stockpiling area for many different material types (river pump sand, aggregate, stone, grain, fertilizers).  A new haul road is also proposed for the pit expansion.  The project purpose is to transfer dry bulk products from oceangoing vessels to river barges and vice versa, as well as to fill sand pits on the batture for stockpiling for commercial sale.  Portions of the existing and proposed batture pit have been previously mitigated from previous authorizations.  A jurisdictional determination for the batture expansion area is pending with the Corps’ Surveillance and Enforcement Section.  The project also entails the dredging of sand material from the Mississippi River and the placement of dredged material into the proposed and existing borrow pit.  Approximately 545,185 cubic yards of sand material would be hydraulically dredged from the river bottom and would be placed in the batture pit for stockpiling.  Approximately 4.4 acres of potentially jurisdictional wetlands would be impacted by expansion of the batture pit.  Based on the previous mitigation associated with the batture pit, the current expansion may require additional compensatory mitigation depending upon the pending jurisdictional determination.


          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.