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Published March 21, 2022
Expiration date: 4/9/2022

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

LOCATION OF WORK:  Approximately 2 miles southeasterly of the intersection of Louisiana Hwy 30 and Louisiana Hwy 73, near Geismar, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish. (lat. 30.201696, long.-90.981049), within 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 remove the upper 12 inches of top soil and install and maintain approximately 13,350 cubic yards of compact fill, 7,018 cubic yards for the base, and 363 cubic yards of limestone bedding for culvert installation.  The excavated material, approximately 14,036 yards, will be deposited in an upland location.  A 5’ x 4’ box culvert will be placed in a jurisdictional water beneath the proposed track.  A preliminary analysis has determined that the proposed project would directly 6.7 acres of emergent wetlands, 2.3 acres of forested wetlands, and 0.2 acre of jurisdictional waters.

The applicant states that the proposed project has design has been minimized from the originally proposed 27 acres to the current 11.15-acre footprint to avoid impacts to wetlands as much as practicable.  n designed to avoid and minimize direct and secondary adverse impacts to the maximum extent practicable.  Any further reduction in the project footprint would limit usage of the property and, therefore function deeming the project impracticable.   As compensation for unavoidable wetland impacts, the applicant proposes to use a Corps approved mitigation bank within the watershed of impact