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Published Dec. 6, 2021
Expiration date: 12/25/2021

NAME OF APPLICANT:  David Shamia, c/o: Cypress Engineering and Development Group, L.L.C., 4310 Ryan Street, Suite 122, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605

LOCATION OF WORK: Located in Calcasieu Parish, Contraband Bayou, Royal Marina, located off Giovanni Stree, in the community of Lake Charles, Louisiana, (Latitude North: 30.204583° N, Longitude West: -93.239028° W), as shown within the attached drawings. (Hydrologic Unit Code 08080206, Calcasieu Basin)

CHARACTER OF WORK: Within a 444-foot wide by 800-foot long area, work consists of excavating approximately 43,000 cubic yards of earthen fill material to construct approximately 209 9-foot wide by 18-foot long boat slips, seven 26-foot wide by 40-foot long cabins, a 45-foot wide by 135-foot long restaurant, a 60-foot wide by 85-foot long residence, a 50-foot wide by 30-foot long boat launch, and 4,000 feet of bulkhead. Within a 200-foot wide by 244-foot long area, work consists of placing approximately 1,600 cubic yards of hauled-in fill material to construct a 76 9-foot wide by 18-foot long parking spaces and placing approximately 296 cubic yards of asphalt to install a 24-foot wide by 2,000-foot long access road. Out of the 11.1 acre site, the proposed project would permanently impact approximately 5.25 acres of forested wetlands and 2.09 acres of non-wetlands and temporarily impact approximately 3.76 acres of non-wetland waters. The purpose of the marina and boat storage facility is to increase recreational activities within the local community. All excess excavated fill material would be hauled off to a non-wetland area. On January 8, 2019, the permit for Royal Marina was issued for the construction of a marina bay, townhomes, parking area, and boat docks along Contraband Bayou. Approximately 5.25 acres of forested wetlands were previously mitigated for under this permit.  No work was done under the original permit.