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Published Oct. 16, 2023
Expiration date: 11/14/2023

NAME OF APPLICANT:  American Commercial Barge Line, c/o Lanier & Associates Engineers, Attn: John Maurin, 4101 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115.      

LOCATION OF WORK:  In the Mississippi River, left descending bank, river mile 159 (30.017777, -90.832222) near Convent, Louisiana, in St. James Parish, within the Lower Mississippi- Baton Rouge Basin in hydrologic unit (HUC 08070100), as shown on the attached drawings.

CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant has requested Department of the Army authorization to modify an existing permit issued to install and maintain 28, 3-pile mooring dolphins to expand an existing barge fleet operation. The modification includes installation of 5 anchor piles with chains and buoys on the river side of the existing barge fleet to create a ship mooring location. The work will be performed with a barge mounted crane. When there is a ship in berth, the barge fleet will be temporarily reduced from 8-wide to 5-wide. The project included structures in Section 10 waters only. There are no Section 404 impacts associated with this project.  

MITIGATION: The applicant proposes to avoid additional direct impacts and minimize secondary impacts to the maximum extent practicable.  The proposed activity does not affect wetland resources; therefore, no mitigation is required.