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Published Aug. 3, 2020
Expiration date: 9/2/2020

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Hardtimes Plantation Investment, LLC, c/o The Trepagnier Law Firm, 331 Girod Street, Mandeville, LA 70448.

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 180.5, near Darrow, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish.

 CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant currently holds a permit which authorizes a barge fleet and an access road.  The barge fleet consists of four dead men and associated anchor chains, as well as monopile dolphins to anchor 4 tiers of barges (one tier 4 barges wide, one tier 6 barges wide, and 2 tiers 8 barges wide).  In addition to the barge fleet, a 1,472-foot access road crossing the Mississippi River levee was authorized.  To construct the road, approximately 417 cubic yards of material will be excavated and spread on-site, an additional 12,864 of earthen fill material and 1,636 cubic yards of limestone will be deposited on site to construct the road.  The route of the road was chosen because the proposed access road will be placed on top of an abandoned access road to minimize wetland impacts.  Approximately 0.07acres of forested batture will be impacted by construction of the road.  As compensation for unavoidable wetland impacts the applicant purchased 0.2 acres of bottomland hardwood mitigation credits.  To date, the construction has not begun.  The applicant has requested a time extension to allow for construction completion.