About Section 408 Notices

Effective May 25,2020 interested parties are hereby notified that a request for permission to alter a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project pursuant to Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. Section 408) has been received and will be evaluated by the New Orleans District. Click here to read the official notice.

Effective May 28, 2020 interested parties are hereby notified that a request for permission to alter U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects pursuant to Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. Section 408) has been received and will be evaluated by the New Orleans District. Written comments, including any objections to the proposed alteration, stating reasons therefor, are being solicited from anyone having an interest in the requested alteration of USACE projects. This Public Notice solicits comments only on the proposed alteration of the eight federal projects and fourteen federal easements described below and depicted on the attached drawings. Click here to read the official notice.

 

 

Effective April 27, 2016 the New Orleans District began issuing public notices about Section 408 requests. Click here to read the official notice.

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408 Public Notices

13-0880; St. Mary Levee District; Flood Control Structure Across Bayou Chene, St. Mary Parish

Published July 12, 2016

St. Mary Levee District proposes to construct a flood control structure across Bayou Chene, a federally-authorized and maintained navigation channel, consisting of a barge gate at the center of the bayou with fixed flood walls extending outward to the bayou banks on either side.  Beyond the banks of the bayou, earthen embankments would be constructed to prevent flood waters from bypassing the structure.  On the north bank of the bayou, the embankments are considered part of the Federal project, but not on the south bank.  The barge gate would be closed during major Atchafalaya River flood events.  During normal operation when the gate is open, the structure would accommodate free passage of vessels aided by two timber guide walls spaced about 250-feet apart. The structure would constrict the width of the authorized navigation channel from 400-feet to 250-feet for a distance of about 850-feet.

Please click here to see a more detailed description of the proposed action, drawings and the full public notice.