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Posted: 10/9/2018

Expiration date: 10/28/2018

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Ascension Parish School Board, c/o Evens-Graves Engineers, Inc., 909 Poydras Street, Suite 3050, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112.  

LOCATION OF WORK:  In wetlands (Latitude: 30.281944, Longitude: -90.945556) in Prairieville, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish, within the Lake Maurepas basin in hydrological unit (HUC 08070204), as shown on the attached drawings. 

CHARACTER OF WORK: The applicant has requested Department of the Army authorization to clear, grade, excavate and deposit fill and/or aggregate material to construct a new primary school. Approximately, 8,099 cubic yards of fill will be placed on site to achieve required grade elevations and 2,899 cubic yards of material will be excavated and placed onsite to create the detention ponds.  The proposed project is situated on a 16.42 acre tract that has been determined to be comprised of 11.07 acres of uplands and 5.34 acres of herbaceous and forested wetlands and 0.7 acres of other waters of the U.S. The proposed project will impact 1.8 acres of forested wetlands and 2.05 acres of herbaceous wetlands and 0.7 acres of waters of the U.S.   

The applicant has stated that the project has been designed to avoid and minimize direct and secondary adverse impacts to the maximum extent practicable.  As compensation for the unavoidable wetland impacts, the applicant proposes to mitigate