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Published Sept. 23, 2022
Expiration date: 10/24/2022

PERMIT APPLICATION NUMBER: MVN-2012-2806-EOO (Section 10/404); 2013-0634 (Section 408)

APPLICANT: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana

SUMMARY: The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA or Applicant) submitted a Permit Application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USAGE), New Orleans District (CEMVN) for a Department of the Army (DA) permit under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 United States Code [USC] §403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) (33 USC §1344) (collectively referred to as "Section 10/404") and submitted a Section 408 Permission Request Letter (33 USC §408) to construct, maintain, and operate the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD) on the right descending bank of the Mississippi River, at approximately 60.7 miles above "Head of Passes" in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. 

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), CEMVN has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts of the proposed MBSD Project and a range of reasonable alternatives, including No Action, on the natural and human environment. A Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Final EIS for 30-day public review will be published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2022.  

The Final EIS will be used to inform USACE's decisions regarding CPRA's permit application and permission request and may inform the decisions of other agencies that evaluate the proposed MBSD Project as part of their regulatory or permit processes. The information in the Final EIS will help decision makers, public officials, and citizens to understand the potential environmental impacts of the proposed MBSD Project and its alternatives before decisions regarding the proposed MBSD Project are made.

The Final EIS and supporting documents will be available on the CEMVN MBSD Project website for the 30-day public review, that will be from September 23, 2022 to October 24, 2022, at:, or upon request. Hard copies and/or electronic versions of the Final EIS may also be viewed at the locations identified at the end of the attached special public notice which also provides additional information.