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MVN-1998-01340-CO

PN ALL
Published Feb. 7, 2022
Expiration date: 2/26/2022

NAME OF APPLICANT: Greater Lafourche Port Commission, c/o Picciola & Associates, Inc., Post Office Box 687, Cut Off, Louisiana 70345.

LOCATION OF WORK: Within the Barataria Basin, in the East-Central Louisiana Coastal hydrologic unit (HUC 08090301, in Flotation Canal and Slip D within Port Fourchon, approximately 16 miles south of Golden Meadow, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish.

CHARACTER OF WORK: The applicant has requested a modification and time extension to perform maintenance dredging of Flotation Canal and berthing area. Approximately 204,717 cubic yards of material will be removed from approximately 21.9 acres of unvegetated water bottoms using a suction dredge and floating pipeline.  Approximately 96,395 cubic yards of the dredged material will be deposited in a manner conducive to marsh establishment within a previously authorized spoil deposition site measuring 35.34 acres. It is anticipated that an additional 23.44 acres of marsh will be established in this area. The remaining dredged material will be installed int the previously authorized industrial development area surrounding Slip D.

The applicant has designed the project to avoid and minimize direct and secondary adverse impacts to the maximum extent practicable. All dredged material will be placed in previously authorized areas. Thus, no compensatory mitigation is anticipated.

Should it be determined that mitigation is required, the applicant will purchase in-kind wetland credits from a Corps approved mitigation bank located in the watershed.