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MVN-2013-01968-CM

Published Nov. 4, 2013
Expiration date: 12/4/2013

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Wolverine Terminals Corporation, c/o Lanier & Associates, 4101 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115. 

LOCATION OF WORK:  On the left descending bank of the Mississippi River at mile point 150.5, at 3338 Hwy 44, approximately 1.40 miles west from Paulina, Louisiana, in St James Parish, within the Lake Maurepas hydrologic unit (HUC 08070204), as shown on the attached drawings. 

CHARACTER OF WORK:  The applicant has requested Department of the Army authorization to excavate and place fill for a tank facility to be constructed on the protected side of the Mississippi River levee, in a non-jurisdictional area, then connected to an overhead pipeline which will cross the road, the levee, and the batture to then terminate at a dock facility which will be built in the Mississippi River for the transfer of crude oil from tank to barge.  The construction will also include a river levee road crossing, pipe truss supports on the slopes of the levee, a barge dock and fill impacts to approximately 0.29 acre of waters subject to Corps jurisdiction.

  A Preliminary analysis has determined that the proposed project would directly impact 0.07 acre of batture wetlands. 

  The applicant has designed the project to avoid and minimize direct and secondary adverse impacts to the maximum extent practicable.  Any further reduction in project design would not meet engineering construction standards at the project site.  As compensation for unavoidable wetland impacts, the applicant proposes to mitigate in-kind wetland credits from a Corps approved mitigation bank located in the watershed.