Public Notices Overview

ALL projects are sorted by issuance date. The public notices and drawings are in PDF formatted files. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC to view the files. If you don't have it, you may download it free from www.adobe.com.  

Instant Notification of New Public Notices:  Click on the green RSS button to the right to receive automatic e-mail updates. If you wish to subscribe you need an RSS app installed on your device. Please note that all web browsers do not support RSS feeds.

Viewing Notices. To view a Public Notice and its associated Drawings file (if any), click on the "Public Notice" or "Public Notice and Drawings" link and any additional links included in the attachments section. To download a file to your PC, right-click on the link, then select "Save Target As" from the menu. To view other Corps District's public notices click here,.

How to send comments. Comments can be mailed to the address appearing in the Public Notice or emailed to the Project Manager identified on the Public Notice. Comments made in reference to a Public Notice should include your name, address, and phone number as well as the permit application number identified on the Public Notice. 

Individuals or parties may request an extension of time in which to comment on the proposed work by writing to the project manager or clicking on the project manager’s name on the public notice grid on the web page.  Any request must be specific and substantively supportive of the requested extension, and received by this office prior to the end of the initial comment period.  The Branch Chief will review the request and the requestor will be promptly notified of the decision to grant or deny the request.  If granted, the time extension will be continuous to the initial comment period and, inclusive of the initial comment period, will not exceed a total of 30 calendar days.

To view issued or pending individual permits, click here.

Appeals of Jurisdictional Determinations and Proffered or Denied Permits. To view a table of administrative appeals within the Mississippi Valley Division, click here.

MVN 2020-001248 CO

PN ALL
Published Feb. 14, 2022
Expiration date: 3/15/2022

NAME OF APPLICANT:  REG Geismar, LLC, c/o Duplantis Design Group, PC, 314 E Bayou Road, Thibodaux, LA 70301

LOCATION OF WORK:  In the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, Lake Maruepas hydrologic unit (HUC 08070204) and in the Mississippi River Basin, Lower Mississippi River – Baton Rouge hydrologic unit (HUC 08070100); in the Mississippi River, left descending bank, mile 185 and near the intersection of Louisiana Hwy 73 and Louisiana Hwy 75, in Geismar, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish, as shown in the enclosed drawings.

CHARACTER OF WORK:  On the flood side of the levee, the applicant proposes to degrade approximately 1.71 acres of the bank for stability; clear, grade, and fill an area for temporary access and parking/laydown area, and install and maintain a pile-supported dock, pipe rack, fire water intake structure, and other appurtenances.  On the protected side of the levee, the applicant proposes to clear, grade, and fill to construct a rail yard, support area, additional pipe racks, and two tank yards to expand the existing REG Geismar main facility to meet the increasing demands for renewable diesel fuels.  Project implementation will permanently impact approximately 19.1 acres of forested wetlands, 7 acres of emergent wetlands, and 1.9 acres of jurisdictional waters.   In addition, project implementation will temporarily impact approximately 2 acres of forested wetlands, 0.8 acre of emergent wetlands, and 0.15 acre of jurisdictional waters.

          The proposed project was designed to be incorporated into the existing infrastructure.  By siting project components close together and adjacent to the existing facility, wetland impacts were avoided to the maximum extent practicable.  During construction, best management practices will be implemented to reduce impacts to surrounding areas.  To compensate for unavoidable wetland impacts, the applicant has agreed to purchase credits from an approved mitigation bank within the watershed of impact.