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Published Nov. 20, 2023
Expiration date: 12/9/2023

NAME OF APPLICANT: Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, c/o: ELOS Environmental, LLC, attn.: Mr. Cory Ricks, 607 West Morris Avenue, Hammond, Louisiana 70403.

LOCATION OF WORK: Located on an approximate 53.01-acre site located along and west of LA Highway 63 (S. Frost Road), in Section 6, Township 7 South, Range 5 East, near Livingston, Louisiana, in Livingston Parish, within the Pontchartrain Basin in hydrologic unit (HUC 08070202), as shown on the attached drawings (Latitude 30.518232 N, Longitude -91.044093 W).

CHARACTER OF WORK: The applicant has requested a Department of the Army permit to clear, grade, excavate and deposit fill to construct and maintain an emergency response center to include 6 structures totaling approximately 230,182 square feet.  The project also entails the proposed construction of a helicopter pad, parking lot, greenspace, onsite detention ponds, utilities and drainage infrastructure.  The project purpose is to construct an emergency response center for the growing population of Livingston Parish.  The center would be utilized for disaster planning, critical incident management, and training center for disaster response personnel.  Approximately 72,353 cubic yards of hauled in material (gravel, asphalt, and concrete material) would be placed as fill material in jurisdictional areas.  Approximately 13.31 acres of jurisdictional wetlands and 0.78 acre of jurisdictional Other Waters of the US would be directly impacted as a result of the project.  The applicant proposes to utilize best management practices for erosion and siltation control during and after the construction phase of the project.  If authorized, the project will receive approval from all appropriate local drainage authorities. 

MITIGATION:  The applicant claims that the proposed project has been designed to avoid and minimize direct and secondary adverse impacts to the maximum extent practicable.  To offset unavoidable impacts to jurisdictional wetlands, the applicant is proposing to purchase in kind within basin bottomland hardwood credits an approved mitigation bank.