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Published Dec. 20, 2021
Expiration date: 1/9/2022


NAME OF APPLICANT: Union Pacific Railroad, c/o: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Attn: Jennifer Speights, 5985 Rogerdale Road, Houston Texas, 77072.

LOCATION OF WORK: Located in Basile, Louisiana, in Evangeline Parish,  approximately 0.6-mile east of the intersection of East Stagg Avenue and South Ryan Avenue (latitude 30.485930; longitude -92.581864), to approximately 0.97-mile north of the intersection of US 190 and LA 3068 (also known as Morning Glory Road) (latitude 30.494669; longitude -92.526383), as shown within the attached drawings. (Hydrologic Unit Code 08080201, within the Mermentau River Basin)

CHARACTER OF WORK: Clear, grade, excavate and deposit fill to construct 7,369 feet of siding track extension adjacent to the mainline track, along the existing DeQuincy Subdivision. The DeQuincy Subdivision, a major thoroughfare for industrial and commercial transportation, has been subject to significant shipping delays because of capacity limits. The proposed project includes construction of approximately 15,787 feet of siding extension, 4 culverts, a new span bridge and 840 linear feet of new industrial track. This will require the placement of approximately 1600 cubic yards of fill material into Waters of the US. The work will permanently impact approximately 1.8 acres of wetlands and temporarily impact 0.4 acres of wetlands. Approximately 110 linear feet of jurisdictional open waters of the US will be temporarily impacted and approximately 31 linear feet of open waters will be permanently impacted. If a Department of the Army permit is warranted, the applicant has proposed to mitigate unavoidable wetlands impacts at an approved and acceptable mitigation bank within the N.O. District.