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Published Aug. 19, 2013
Expiration date: 9/9/2013

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, c/o Tim Morton & Associates, Inc., attn: Jarrod Grandon, 730 East Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508.


LOCATION OF WORK:  In Multiple Sections, Township 9 South, Ranges 1&2 East, within St. Gabriel and Geismar, Louisiana, in ASCENSION and IBERVILLE Parishes, as shown on the enclosed drawings (Point of Beginning: Latitude 30.277825 N  Longitude -91.109723 W; End of Line: Latitude 30.213597 N Longitude -91.020379 W).  This project is located in USGS Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 08070202- Amite River HUC.


CHARACTER OF WORK:  Install and maintain a 9.1-mile 230kV electric transmission line to provide additional electric load to serve the industrial customers in the Geismar, St. Gabriel, and Gonzales industrial corridors as part of the Willow Glen to Boxwood Transmission Line Project. Approximately 93 transmission line poles would be installed within a proposed 100-foot wide right of way.  All merchantable timber within the proposed right of way will be harvested.  All remaining stumps and other vegetation within the proposed right of way would be cleared and chipped.  This chipped material would be spread out in a manner within the right of way not to exceed 2-4 inches in depth.  Approximately 45.0 acres of potentially jurisdictional forested bottomland hardwood habitat and approximately 2.11 acres of potentially jurisdictional cypress-tupelo swamp habitat would be converted to herbaceous right of way.  Approximately 26 acres of potentially jurisdictional herbaceous wetlands would be temporarily impacted during project construction.  There is a pending jurisdictional determination with the Corps’ Surveillance and Enforcement Section to verify the applicant’s wetland delineation.  The applicant has claimed that the project has been designed to avoid and minimize impacts as much as possible.  The applicant is proposing to compensate for the unavoidable impact by purchasing mitigation credits from an approved mitigation bank.