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Published Aug. 29, 2022
Expiration date: 9/17/2022

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Benjamin Held, 12508 Wyndy Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70816     

LOCATION OF WORK:  Adjacent to the Amite River in Section 4 Township 9 South Range 5 East, at 22433 Highway 22 in Maurepas, Louisiana, in Livingston Parish, within the Pontchartrain Basin in hydrologic unit (HUC 08070202), as shown on the attached drawings (Latitude 30.288083 N, Longitude -90.708028 W).

The work described below was partially completed prior to obtaining a Department of the Army permit and was in violation of Section 301 of the Clean Water Act.  All legal issues concerning the unauthorized work have since been deferred. The applicant may be required to fully or partially restore the site to pre-project conditions if issuance of a permit is determined to be contrary to the public interest.

CHARACTER OF WORK: The applicant has requested Department of the Army authorization to clear, grade, excavate and deposit fill and/or aggregate material to construct and maintain a home site to include a driveway, deck, and parking space.  Approximately 1,222 cubic yards of material would be excavated from the existing pond to both deepen the waterbody and provide on-site fill for the driveway and house site. An additional 183 cubic yards of gravel/limestone is proposed for the driveway to be placed over redeposited excavated fill material and logs cleared from the site. The proposed project is situated on an approximate 22-acre tract that has been determined to contain jurisdictional waters as well as forested and swamp wetland habitats.  Approximately 0.05 acre of wetlands will be impacted for the home site and a total of approx. 1.14 wetland acres would be impacted for the driveway, of which approx. 1.03 acres has been cleared prior to authorization and will be evaluated after-the-fact.  A maximum of 0.28 acre of waters within the onsite pond will be impacted by excavation and by the placement of tree stumps.

The applicant proposes to avoid additional direct impacts and minimize secondary impacts to the maximum extent practicable by avoiding the approx.19 acres of remaining jurisdictional wetlands onsite, limiting the construction activity to the designated construction areas onsite, and remaining within the footprint of the roadbed when staging equipment and materials, installing two 24-inch culverts under the driveway for water exchange, and utilizing best management practices for erosion and siltation control during and after the construction phase of the project. If authorized, the project will receive approval from all appropriate local drainage authorities and sewerage agencies. As compensation for unavoidable wetland impacts, the applicant proposes to use a Corps approved mitigation bank within the watershed of impact