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Published Oct. 28, 2013
Expiration date: 11/27/2013



LOCATION:  Plaquemines Parish, LA;

Western - Lat 29º 44' 41"N / Long -90º 02' 31"W; Eastern - Lat 29º 44' 30"N / Long -90º 01' 33"W;

Section14, T15S-R24E; Section 17, T15S-R24E; HUC 08090301 and O8090100; Approximately 8 miles

south of Belle Chase near Jesuit Bend, LA



Excavate approximately 39,900 cubic yards of material on site, haul in 500 cubic yards of crushed stone or gravel, and dredge approximately 1,830,000 cubic yards of material, from mile marker 71 AHP of the Mississippi River, to deposit on-site for the restoration of 273 acres of freshwater marsh and 45 acres of cypress-tupelo gum habitat for the purpose of constructing a mitigation bank. Dredge material will be piped to the site along the Mississippi River batture and the Plaquemines Parish Flood Protection Levee. Approximately 79 acres of river bottom, 240 acres of non-vegetated waterbottom, 43.4 acres of cypress swamp, 29 acres of freshwater marsh, 8 acres of wooded berm, and 8 acres of mixed forested wetland habitat may be impacted as a result of this proposed activity. The applicant has not proposed compensatory mitigation. In addition, this project is located on/and or near the following sensitive features: Coastal Restoration projects, Louisiana Natural Heritage projects, and levee features.