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Published June 1, 2020
Expiration date: 6/16/2020

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Wylie Corporations / Orange Grove Holding, LLC / Robichaux, Alfred C., c/o: T. BAKER SMITH LLC, ATTN: Joshua Bridges, P. O. Box 2266, Houma, LA 70361.

LOCATION OF WORK: Located approximately 8 miles west of Houma, Louisiana, in the Orange Grove Oil & Gas Field, Sections 84, 89, 90, 93, T17S-R16E, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, (lat. 29.580378°, long. -90.874086°), as shown in the attached drawings. (Hydrologic Unit Code 08090302, Terrebonne Basin Watershed)

CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant proposes to install 6 access gates across existing private oil and gas canals, through the use of a backhoe mounted barge.  The project is expected to temporarily impact approximately 0.001 of an acre of waterbottoms within waters of the U.S., from the piling installation activities.  The proposed work does not include any dredge or fill activities, and is not expected to have any impacts to jurisdictional wetlands.  A compensatory mitigation plan for the subject work has not been proposed, as there are no expected impacts to wetlands or special aquatic sites from project construction.