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Published Sept. 20, 2021
Expiration date: 10/19/2021

NAME OF APPLICANT:  ACBL Transportation Services, c/o Gulf South Engineering and Testing, 15 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Kenner, Louisiana, 70062.

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 155.5, near Convent, Louisiana, in St. James Parish.

 CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant is currently authorized to moor 47 tiers of barges, 11 barges wide between Mile 153 and 155.  The applicant is proposing to install 25 mooring dolphins to secure 12 additional tiers of barges, each 11 barges wide.  The fleeting arrangement will add an additional 20.3 acres of fleeting area.  The mooring dolphins will be installed from the River.  Piling installation will impact 0.003 acre of non-vegetated water bottoms.  As proposed, the applicant will avoid all wetland impacts, thus, no compensatory mitigation will be required.