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Published Jan. 17, 2022
Expiration date: 2/5/2022

NAME OF APPLICANT: Copart, c/o D & S Environmental, Inc., Attn: David Templet, Post Office Box 510, French Settlement, Louisiana 70733.

LOCATION OF WORK:  Located at approximate 43.35-acre site, in Sections 55 & 62, Townships 5 & 6 South, Range 2 East, at approximate address 21595 Greenwell Springs Road, near Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, located in East Baton Rouge Parish, as shown on the enclosed drawings (Latitude 30.667 N Longitude -90.9967 W).  This project is located in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin (Amite River HUC 08070202).

The work described below was partially completed prior to obtaining a Department of the Army permit and was in violation of Section 301 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.  All legal issues concerning the unauthorized work have been deferred.

CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant is requesting an after-the-fact Department of the Army permit authorization for the expansion of an existing commercial wrecked or damaged vehicle storage facility.  The proposed project includes the construction of vehicle storage areas, two stormwater detention ponds with pertinent discharge outfalls and ingress/egress access.  The project purpose is to expand storage areas of the existing Copart facility.  Approximately 14.42 acres of jurisdictional wetlands were filled, and 6.03 acres of jurisdictional wetlands were excavated prior to obtaining a Department of the Army permit.  Approximately 0.44 acre of jurisdictional wetlands and 0.59 acre of jurisdictional Other Waters of the US will be avoided.  Approximately 35,934 cubic yards of earthen fill material, 11 cubic yards of concrete material, 6 cubic yards of stone rip-rap material, and 7,906 cubic yards of limestone material are to be placed in jurisdictional areas as a result of project implementation.  The applicant has claimed that the project has been designed to avoid and minimize direct and secondary adverse wetland impacts to the maximum extent practicable.  The applicant has stated that the project would integrate best management practices would be utilized during project implementation.  The applicant has stated that all unavoidable impacts to wetlands as a result of the project would be mitigated through the purchase of mitigation credits at a Corps-approved wetland mitigation bank.

The applicant may be required to fully or partially restore the project site to pre-project conditions, if issuance of a permit is determined to be contrary to the overall public interest