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MVN-2014-02693-CO

PN ALL
Published March 21, 2022
Expiration date: 4/19/2022

NAME OF APPLICANT:  BASF Corporation; c/o Providence Engineering and Environmental Group, LLC, 1201 Main Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802.

LOCATION OF WORK:  In the Mississippi River, left descending bank, mile 184.3 (lat.30.191598, long. -91.010245), within the Mississippi River Basin in the Lower Mississippi River – Baton Rouge hydrologic unit (HUC 08070100) and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin in the Lake Maurepas hydrologic unit (HUC 08070204), as shown on the attached drawings.  

CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant has requested a Department of the Army authorization to clear, grade, and fill an area to create a heavy haul road to transport equipment from vessels in the Mississippi River to the existing facility for facility expansion.  The upper 24 inches of soil will be excavated and disposed of in an upland site.  Approximately 20,000 cubic yards of sand, 13,370 cubic yards of crushed stone, and 370 cubic yards of fill material will be installed for road construction.  Preliminary analysis has determined that the proposed project would directly impact approximately 1.5 acres of emergent wetlands, 5.9 acres of forested wetlands, 1.8 acres of forested batture, and 0.2 acre of jurisdictional waters.   

The applicant stated that during project design, the width of the road was minimized to the maximum extent practicable while still maintaining safe operating practices.  The applicant designed the road such that it is as close to the facility as possible.  This route allows them to utilize an existing parking lot as a staging area rather than impacting additional wetlands.  Culverts will be installed in three jurisdictional waters to maintain flow.  In addition, BMP’s will be implemented throughout construction.   As compensation for unavoidable wetland impacts, the applicant proposes to use a Corps approved mitigation bank within the watershed of impact.