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Published Jan. 8, 2021
Expiration date: 2/11/2021

NAME OF APPLICANT L.J. Noel, Inc., c/o Wood Materials, LLC, Attn: Stacey Trombley, 5821 River Road, Avondale, Louisiana 70094

LOCATION OF WORK:  Within the Mississippi River Basin, in the Lower Mississippi River – Baton Rouge hydrologic unit (HUC 08070100), in the Mississippi River, right descending bank, mile 184.5, near Modeste, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish (Latitude 30.1866 N, Longitude -91.0227 W).

CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant has requested an extension of time to complete previously authorized work and to modify an existing Department of the Army permit authorization.  The proposed permit modification includes the construction of a job site area to be utilized for a parking area, job site trailer, and fuel tank storage located adjacent to the previously authorized sand batture pits.  The applicant is also proposing a modification to the types of materials to be stockpiled in the batture pits.  The current modification proposes to stockpile aggregate material (limestone or raw concrete processed to crushed concrete) in addition to the previously authorized mined sand from both the Mississippi River and the batture pit areas.  Jurisdictional batture Other Waters of the US (existing borrow pit and side slope of existing berm area) would be impacted from the proposed modification from construction of the job site area.  The original permit authorization included the dredging of sand material from the Mississippi River and the placement of dredged material into batture containment pits (2 of 4 pits have been completed).  Approximately 2,500,000 cubic yards of sand material annually would be hydraulically dredged from the river bottom and would be placed in the batture pit for stockpiling.  Approximately 1.5 acres of jurisdictional batture OWOUS would be impacted by permit modification.  The 4 previously authorized batture containment pits have been previously mitigated under the original permit authorization.

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.  Compensatory mitigation is not anticipated due to the permit modification only proposing to impact jurisdictional Other Waters of the US.