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Published April 17, 2023
Expiration date: 5/8/2023
NAME OF APPLICANT: Castex Energy Development Fund II, L.L.C., c/o: C.H. Fenstermaker and Associates, L.L.C., 135 Regency Square, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508.

LOCATION OF WORK: Located in Iberia Parish, near Bayou Teche, located near the intersection of LA Highway 87 and Duhe Farm Road, in approximately 10.34 miles southeast of New Iberia, Louisiana, (Latitude North: 29.981667°N, Longitude West: -91.674444°W), as shown within the enclosed drawings. (Hydrologic Unit Code 08080102, Vermilion-Teche Basin).

CHARACTER OF WORK: Conduct excavation operations to construct a 400-foot wide by 400-foot long drill pad with ring levee, a 20-foot wide by 2,267-foot long access road, four 24-inch diameter culverts spaced at 500-foot intervals, two 84-inch diameter culverts near existing access road, eight 23-foot wide by 90-foot long pull overs, four 80-foot wide by 80-foot long wings, and place approximately 13,484 cubic yards of earthen fill material for the well pad and ring levee and 3,035 cubic yards of earthen fill material for the access road, all to drill the Kojack Prospect Well No. 1. Approximately 6.91 acres of forested wetlands and 0.04 of an acre of non-wetland waters would be permanently impacted via project implementation. If a Department of the Army permit is warranted, the applicant has proposed to mitigate unavoidable wetlands impacts at an approved and acceptable mitigation bank within the N.O. District.