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Published Oct. 16, 2023
Expiration date: 11/4/2023

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Rusty Blanchard,108 Sweetwater Creek Drive, Youngsville, Louisiana 70592.       

LOCATION OF WORK:  On the left descending bank of the Avoca Island Cutoff Waterway, in the Atchafalaya Basin, Belle River, Louisiana, Assumption Parish (29.861411, -91.198081) in the Terrebonne Basin, West Central Louisiana Coastal hydrologic unit (HUC 08090302), as shown on the attached drawings.

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.

CHARACTER OF WORK: The work described herein was partially completed.  The applicant has requested Department of the Army authorization to resolve an unauthorized activity that includes clearing and fill of approximately 2.3 acres of forested bottomland hardwoods to install 2 separate bulkheads with vinyl sheet pile and piling tie backs, a boat launch, and camp house.  The camp house is the only part of the project that has not been completed.   Approximately 3,500 cubic yards of earthen fill has been deposited with an additional 1,000 cubic yards to be deposited for the camp house construction.  Approximately 2.3 acres of forested bottomland hardwoods have been permanently impacted for this project. It is anticipated that the proposed action would have minimal impact on adjacent wetlands. 

MITIGATION: The applicant proposes to avoid additional direct impacts and minimize secondary impacts to the maximum extent practicable. Any further reduction in the project would limit usage of the property and therefore function, deeming the project impracticable.  

As compensation for unavoidable wetland impacts, the applicant proposes to use a Corps approved mitigation bank within the watershed of impact.

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.