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Published Dec. 19, 2022
Expiration date: 1/17/2023

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Turn Services c/o Lanier & Associates Engineers, Attention: John Maurin, 4101 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115.

LOCATION OF WORK:  Located on the right descending bank of the Mississippi River, approximately 87.4 miles above Head of Passes, in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, (lat. 29.920278, long. -89.9525), as shown on the attached drawings.  (Hydrologic Unit Code:  08090100; Lower Mississippi – New Orleans).

CHARACTER OF WORK: The proposed project is to install and maintain twenty-four 48”ø monopiles to create a mooring area for barge tows waiting to be dispatched to the Algiers Locks.  No barge fleeting will be allowed at the proposed barge holding area.  The purpose of the project is to keep the barge tows tucked closer to the bank and parallel with the river to enhance safe navigation of vessels in the area while reducing fuel waste and emissions during the holding period.  The project as proposed will extend 270 feet into the river which is approximately 2200 feet wide at this location.  Fill consisting of 150 cubic yards of rock rip rap will be used around monopiles which penetrate the revetment.

MITIGATION:  The applicant proposes to avoid direct impacts and minimize secondary impacts to the maximum extent practicable.  No permanent adverse impacts to special aquatic sites are proposed; no compensatory mitigation is anticipated at this time.