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Published June 3, 2024
Expiration date: 6/23/2024
NAME OF APPLICANT: Department of the Army- Fort Johnson, c/o: Gulf South Research Corporation, LLC, attn.: Mr. Beau C. Rapier, 8081 Innovation Park Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70820.

LOCATION OF WORK: Located in Fort Johnson, within the Kurthwood Drop zone footprint, in Vernon Parish Louisiana, (latitude: 31.3079533, longitude: -93.1587738), as shown within the attached drawings. (Hydrologic Unit Code 08080203, Calcasieu Basin).

CHARACTER OF WORK: The proposed work will prepare the roughly 1,042- acre site to mimic an agricultural setting. This will be achieved in two phases, phase one requires the installation of four sediment control structures within the Kurthwood Drop zone footprint. The combined footprint of the control structures will be 2-acres and would consist of an earthen embankment with an 3H:1V slope, drainpipes, and an anti-seep collar constructed at the base of each structure. Emergency overflow for heavy rain events would be constructed at each basin and consist of concrete riprap and divert excess water over the constructed basins through an adjacent channel. Phase two requires the clearing of roughly 746-acres of pine plantation within the drop zone footprint and modifying the drainage by installing terraces, check dams and drop pipes where necessary. Once completed the site will be revegetated with herbaceous species and maintained via bush-hogging. It is anticipated that approximately 1.75-acres of forested wetlands and 21,958 linear feet of waters of the U.S will be permanently impacted. 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.