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Published Aug. 23, 2013
Expiration date: 9/15/2013

Name of applicant: Good Hope, Inc., c/o Bottomland Consulting, LLC, Attn: Brandon Melville, 2194 S. Fieldspan Road, Duson, Louisiana  70529

Location of work: at 30o15’7.946”N, 91o42’1.360”W, approximately 1.5 miles southwest of Butte LaRose, Louisiana, in ST. MARTIN Parish, as shown on the enclosed drawings. (HUC unit 08080101, Atchafalaya River watershed).

 *A portion (shown on attached drawings) of the work described below was 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 been deferred.

Character of work:  Place approximately 7,839.64 cubic yards of earthen material to construct and maintain approximately 19,333.49-linear feet of silviculture roads and approximately 4.32 acres of loader sets, all for access for logging operations.  Approximately 12.23 acres of unavoidable wetland impacts will be compensated for through the purchase of credits from an approved mitigation bank in the same hydrologic basin (HUC unit 08080101, Atchafalaya River watershed).

*The applicant may be required to fully or partially restore the project site to pre-project conditions, if issuance of a permit is determined to be contrary to the overall public interest.