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Posted: 9/24/2018

Expiration date: 10/23/2018

NAME OF APPLICANT:  LBC Baton Rouge LLC, c/o P. Owen Parker with Lloyd Engineering, Inc., 6565 West Loop S., Suite 708, Bellaire, Texas 77401.   

LOCATION OF WORK:  In the Mississippi River, left descending bank River Mile 203.9 at the existing Sunshine Terminal Facility near St. Gabriel, Louisiana, in Iberville Parish, within the Mississippi River Basin in hydrologic unit (HUC 08070100), as shown on the attached drawings (Latitude 30.281664 N, Longitude -91.150607 W).     

CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant has requested Department of the Army authorization to dredge to remove silt and maintain the area at the existing Sunshine Terminal Facility. Previous authorizations for this work were granted to Nordix, Inc. as LMNOD-SP Mississippi River 913 on April 25, 1977; time extensions have subsequently been granted to Petro United Terminals, Inc. and LBC Baton Rouge LLC, the most recent as MVN-1998-02566-CX on July 14, 2008. Proposed dredging will include the annual removal of approximately 150,000 cubic yards from a 11-acre area of open water to be deposited in the lower Mississippi River Channel below the -50-foot contour, as shown on the attached drawings. No impacts are proposed to wetlands.  

The applicant has designed the project to avoid and minimize direct and secondary adverse impacts to the maximum extent practicable by performing all work from marine equipment from within the waterway to avoid impacts to adjacent wetlands and waterbottoms.