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Published March 28, 2022
Expiration date: 4/27/2022

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, Attn: Chris Gilmore, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA  70130


LOCATION OF WORK:  At approximately Latitude: 29.885908, Longitude: -89.897235, on the Mississippi River, left-descending bank, 83 miles AHP, on East St. Bernard Highway and East Judge Perez Drive, in Violet, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish, as shown on the enclosed drawings.

Hydrologic Unit Code: 08090203 (Lower Mississippi- Eastern Louisiana Coastal)


CHARACTER OF WORK:  Excavate approximately 1,051,600-cubic yards of native material and place approximately 3,869,273-cubic yards of hauled-in sand, and approximately 61,119-cubic yards

of rock rip-rap to facilitate the construction of a new commercial container terminal, including an approximate 3,500-linear foot wharf on the Mississippi River.  The proposal includes the realignment of East St. Bernard Highway and the Norfolk-Southern railroad track segment within the project area.  Relocation of the existing W. Smith Jr. Elementary School and the Violet Number 2 Park are also anticipated as a result of the project.  The applicant proposes to compensate for unavoidable project-related impacts to approximately 423-acres of jurisdictional wetlands through the purchase of wetland credits from a Corps’ approved mitigation bank within the appropriate watershed. Only the portions of the proposed activity located within the boundaries of the authorized Federal Project will be evaluated under 33 U.S.C. Section 408.


     This proposal is being readvertised due to the vacature of the “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” and the subsequent increase in jurisdictional wetlands on the site. Previously, 404-acres of permanent impacts to jurisdictional wetlands were proposed.


     All comments submitted through previous Joint Public Notices comment periods do not need to be resubmitted.