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1. 3/25/2019
PUBLIC NOTICE - - - LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ) EXXONMOBIL FUELS & LUBRICANTS CO. / BATON ROUGE REFINERY DRAFT SOLID WASTE PERMIT RENEWAL APPLICATION The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, has determined that a Draft Solid Waste Permit Renewal Application for ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Co, P.O. Box 551 RMO 408, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 for the Type I surface impoundment is technically complete and acceptable for public review. The facility is located at 4045 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish. ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company requested to renew a Type I Permit for industrial surface impoundments. These surface impoundment process industrial waste from within the facility. Comments and requests for a public hearing or notification of the final decision can be submitted via personal delivery, U.S. mail, email, or fax. Comments and requests for public hearings must be received by 4:30 pm CST, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Delivery may be made to the drop-box at 602 N. 5th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. U.S. Mail may be sent to LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313. Emails may be submitted to DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV and faxes sent to (225) 219-3309. Persons wishing to receive notice of the final permit action must include a complete mailing address when submitting comments. Please see additional instructions for comment submission, hand delivery and information regarding electronic submission at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group or call (225) 219-3276 If LDEQ finds a significant degree of public interest, a public hearing will be held. LDEQ will send notification of the final permit decision to the applicant and to each person who has submitted written comments or a written request for notification of the final decision. The draft permit and permit renewal application are available for review at the LDEQ Public Records Center, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA. Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). The available information can also be accessed electronically on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) on the DEQ public website at www.deq.louisiana.gov Additional copies may be reviewed at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Delmont Gardens Branch, 3351 Lorraine Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70805; and the East Baton Parish Mayor's Office, 222 St. Louis Street, Room 364, Baton Rouge, LA. Inquiries or requests for additional information regarding this permit action should be directed to Charles Smith, LDEQ, Waste Permits Division, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, phone (225) 219-3891. Persons wishing to be included on the LDEQ permit public notice mailing list or for other public participation related questions should contact the Public Participation Group in writing at LDEQ, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, by email at DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV or contact the LDEQ Customer Service Center at (225) 219-LDEQ (219-5337). Permit public notices including electronic access to general information from the draft solid waste permit application can be viewed at the LDEQ permits public notice webpage at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group and general information related to the public participation in permitting activities can be viewed at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group Alternatively, individuals may elect to receive the permit public notices via email by subscribing to the LDEQ permits public notice List Server at http://louisiana.gov/ Services/Email_ Notifications_DEQ_PN/ All correspondence should specify AI Number 2638, Permit Number P-0402, and Activity Number PER20180012. 339296-mar 25-1t
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2. 3/25/2019
PUBLIC NOTICE - - - LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ) MIKEEBO, INC. / TYPE III LANDFILL, SEPARATION AND WOODWASTE PROCESSING FACILITY DRAFT SOLID WASTE PERMIT MAJOR MODIFICATION The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, has determined that a major modification for Mikeebo, Inc., 1603 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111 for the Type III C&D Landfill and Separation/Processing Facility is technically complete and acceptable for public review. The facility is located at 8905 Dixie Blanchard Road, Shreveport, Caddo Parish. Mikeebo, Inc. has requested to modify an existing Draft Solid Waste Permit for the Type III Landfill, Separation, and Woodwaste Processing Facility by increasing the permitted capacity of the landfill. Comments and requests for a public hearing or notification of the final decision can be submitted via personal delivery, U.S. mail, email, or fax. Comments and requests for public hearings must be received by 4:30 pm CST, Monday, April 29, 2019. Delivery may be made to the drop-box at 602 N. 5th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. U.S. Mail may be sent to LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313. Emails may be submitted to DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV and faxes sent to (225) 219-3309. Persons wishing to receive notice of the final permit action must include a complete mailing address when submitting comments. Please see additional instructions for comment submission, hand delivery and information regarding electronic submission at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group or call (225) 219-3276 If LDEQ finds a significant degree of public interest, a public hearing will be held. LDEQ will send notification of the final permit decision to the applicant and to each person who has submitted written comments or a written request for notification of the final decision. The technically complete major permit modification is available for review at the LDEQ Public Records Center, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA. Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). The available information can also be accessed electronically on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) on the DEQ public website at www.deq.louisiana.gov Additional copies may be reviewed at the Shreve Memorial Library located at 424 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, the Caddo Parish Commission located at 505 Travis Street, Suite 800, Shreveport, LA 71101 and the LDEQ Northwest Regional Office located at 1525 Fairfield, Room 520, Shreveport, LA. 71101. Inquiries or requests for additional information regarding this permit action should be directed to Charles Smith, LDEQ, Waste Permits Division, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, phone (225) 219-3891. Persons wishing to be included on the LDEQ permit public notice mailing list or for other public participation related questions should contact the Public Participation Group in writing at LDEQ, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, by email at DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV or contact the LDEQ Customer Service Center at (225) 219-LDEQ (219-5337). Permit public notices including electronic access to general information from the draft solid waste permit application can be viewed at the LDEQ permits public notice webpage at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group and general information related to the public participation in permitting activities can be viewed at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group Alternatively, individuals may elect to receive the permit public notices via email by subscribing to the LDEQ permits public notice List Server at http://louisiana.gov/ Services/Email_ Notifications_DEQ_PN/ All correspondence should specify AI Number 117009, Permit Number P-0381R1, and Activity Number PER20180003. Scheduled Publication Date: Monday, March 25, 2019 (Advocate and Times) 338903-mar 25-1t
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3. 3/22/2019
PUBLIC NOTICE - - - Notice is hereby given that Abbeville Harbor & Terminal District has applied for a 401 Water Quality Certification/Corps of engineers 404 permit to conduct maintenance dredging of Freshwater Bayou By-Pass Channel silt build-up between Freshwater Bayou and closure structures and place the spoil in three approved disposal sites, located approximately 15 miles south of Intracoastal City, Vermilion Parish. Abbeville Harbor & Terminal District is applying to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Environmental Services for a Water Quality Certification in accordance with statutory authority contained in the LAC 33:IX.1507.A-E and provisions of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. Comments concerning this application can be filed with the Water Permits Division within ten days of this notice by referencing WQC 181120-01, AI 20038 to the following address: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Water Permits Division P.O. Box 4313 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313 ATTN: Elizabeth Hill A copy of the application is available for inspection and review at the LDEQ Public Records Center, on the first floor of the Galvez Building, Room 127 at 602 North Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 338851-mar 22-1t
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4. 3/22/2019
PUBLIC NOTICE - - - LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ) GENESIS CRUDE OIL, L.P. - PORT HUDSON TERMINAL DRAFT WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, is accepting written comments on a draft Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permit prepared Genesis Crude Oil, L.P., Port Hudson Terminal, 919 Milam, Suite 2100, Houston, Texas 77002. The facility is located 901 West Mount Pleasant Road, Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish. Upon the effective date of the final permit, the LPDES permit shall replace the previously issued LPDES permit LAG480920. The principal discharge from this existing source is made into effluent pipes, thence to local drainage, and thence to Copper Bayou, waters of the state classified for primary contact recreation, secondary contact recreation and propagation of fish and wildlife. Under the SIC Codes 4226 and 5171, the applicant proposes to discharge treated sanitary wastewater, stormwater runoff from bulk storage tank secondary containment berms, and non-stormwater discharges from an existing bulk petroleum storage terminal. During the preparation of this permit, it has been determined that the discharge will have no adverse impact on the existing uses of the receiving waterbody. As with any discharge, however, some change in existing water quality may occur. Comments and requests for a public hearing or notification of the final decision can be submitted via personal delivery, U.S. mail, email, or fax. Comments and requests for public hearings must be received by 4:30 pm CST, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Delivery may be made to the drop-box at 602 N. 5th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. U.S. Mail may be sent to LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313. Emails may be submitted to DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV and faxes sent to (225) 219-3309. Persons wishing to receive notice of the final permit action must include a complete mailing address when submitting comments. Please see additional instructions for comment submission, hand delivery and information regarding electronic submission at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group or call (225) 219-3276 If LDEQ finds a significant degree of public interest, a public hearing will be held. LDEQ will send notification of the final permit decision to the applicant and to each person who has submitted written comments or a written request for notification of the final decision. The application, additional information, draft permit, and statement of basis are available for review at the LDEQ, Public Records Center, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA. Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). The available information can also be accessed electronically on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) on the DEQ public website at www.deq.louisiana.gov Inquiries or requests for additional information regarding this permit action should be directed to Tonya Mizell, LDEQ, Water Permits Division, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, phone (225) 219-3196. Persons wishing to be included on the LDEQ permit public notice mailing list or for other public participation related questions should contact the Public Participation Group in writing at LDEQ, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, by email at DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV or contact the LDEQ Customer Service Center at (225) 219-LDEQ (219-5337). Permit public notices including electronic access to the draft permit and statement of basis can be viewed at the LDEQ permits public notice webpage at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/ public-notices and general information related to the public participation in permitting activities can be viewed at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group Alternatively, individuals may elect to receive the permit public notices via email by subscribing to the LDEQ permits public notice List Server at http://louisiana.gov/ Services/Email_ Notifications_DEQ_PN/ All correspondence should specify AI Number 90176, Permit Number LA0127331, and Activity Number PER20180001. 337406-mar 22-1t
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5. 3/22/2019
PUBLIC NOTICE - - - LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ) OLIN CORPORATION / WESTLAKE FACILITY DRAFT HAZARDOUS WASTE POST-CLOSURE RENEWAL PERMIT The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, is accepting written comments on the draft hazardous post-closure renewal permit for Olin Corporation, 3855 North Ocoee Street, Suite 200, Cleveland, TN 37312 for the Westlake Facility. The facility is located at 960 1-10 West, Westlake, Calcasieu Parish. Olin is seeking to renew its hazardous waste post-closure permit governing the monitoring and maintenance of the following unit: Closed Hazardous Waste Landfill. Hazardous waste landfill that consisted primarily of toluene diisocyanate (TDI). The waste consisted of residue from the manufacture of toluene diiscyanate (TDI), EPA code K027, with smaller amounts of various cleanup and process residuals contaminated with toluene diamine (TDA) or dinitrotoluene (DNT). Comments and requests for a public hearing or notification of the final decision can be submitted via personal delivery, U.S. mail, email, or fax. Comments and requests for public hearings must be received by 4:30 pm CST, Monday, May 13, 2019. Delivery may be made to the drop-box at 602 N. 5th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. U.S. Mail may be sent to LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313. Emails may be submitted to DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV and faxes sent to (225) 219-3309. Persons wishing to receive notice of the final permit action must include a complete mailing address when submitting comments. Please see additional instructions for comment submission, hand delivery and information regarding electronic submission at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group or call (225) 219-3276 If LDEQ finds a significant degree of public interest, a public hearing will be held. LDEQ will send notification of the final permit decision to the applicant and to each person who has submitted written comments or a written request for notification of the final decision. The administrative record, including all supporting documents are available for review at the LDEQ, Public Records Center, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA. Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). The available information can also be accessed electronically on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) on the DEQ public website at www.deq.louisiana.gov Additional copies may be reviewed at the Calcasieu Parish Library, Westlake Branch, 937 Mulberry Street, Westlake, LA 70669-4601 and at the Calcasieu Parish Library, Sulphur Branch, 1160 Cypress Street, Sulphur, LA 70663-5111. Previous notices have been published in the Advocate and American Press on Friday, November 10, 2017. Inquiries or requests for additional information regarding this permit action should be directed to SP Davis, Jr., Ph.D., LDEQ, Waste Permits Division, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, phone (225) 219-0029. Persons wishing to be included on the LDEQ permit public notice mailing list or for other public participation related questions should contact the Public Participation Group in writing at LDEQ, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, by email at DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV or contact the LDEQ Customer Service Center at (225) 219-LDEQ (219-5337). Permit public notices including electronic access to the draft permit and associated information can be viewed on the LDEQ permits public webpage at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/ public-notices and general information related to the public participation in permitting activities can be viewed at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group Alternatively, individuals may elect to receive the permit public notices via email by subscribing to the LDEQ permits public notice List Server at http://louisiana.gov/ Services/Email_ Notifications_DEQ_PN/ All correspondence should specify AI Number 1254, Permit Number LAD 008 080 681-PC-RN-1, and Activity Number PER20170005. 337920-mar 22-1t
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6. 3/21/2019
PUBLIC NOTICE - - - LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ) UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION - ST. CHARLES OPERATIONS DRAFT HAZARDOUS WASTE POST-CLOSURE RENEWAL PERMIT The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, is accepting written comments on a hazardous post-closure renewal permit for Union Carbide Corporation St. Charles Operations, P.O. Box 50, Hahnville, LA 70057 for the St. Charles Facility. The facility is located at 355 Hwy 3142 (Gate 1), Hahnville, St. Charles Parish. Union Carbide Corporation - St. Charles Operations is seeking to renew its existing hazardous waste post-closure permit governing the monitoring and maintainance of the one (1) Closed Hazardous Waste EPD Landfill. Union Carbide Corporation - St. Charles Operations site is a highly diversified petrochemical production facility which produces, uses and manufactures primarily ethylene and ethylene derivatives. LDEQ has made minor revisions, therefore, this Draft Hazardous Waste Post-Closure Renewal Permit is being re-public noticed. The facility's products are considered intermediate chemicals, which are processed into consumer goods by manufacturing processes in other locations. Comments and requests for a public hearing or notification of the final decision can be submitted via personal delivery, U.S. mail, email, or fax. Comments and requests for public hearings must be received by 4:30 pm CST, Thursday, May 9, 2019. Delivery may be made to the drop-box at 602 N. 5th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. U.S. Mail may be sent to LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313. Emails may be submitted to DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV and faxes sent to (225) 219-3309. Persons wishing to receive notice of the final permit action must include a complete mailing address when submitting comments. Please see additional instructions for comment submission, hand delivery and information regarding electronic submission at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group or call (225) 219-3276 If LDEQ finds a significant degree of public interest, a public hearing will be held. LDEQ will send notification of the final permit decision to the applicant and to each person who has submitted written comments or a written request for notification of the final decision. The administrative record, including all supporting documents are available for review at the LDEQ, Public Records Center, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA. Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). The available information can also be accessed electronically on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) on the DEQ public website at www.deq.louisiana.gov Additional copies may be reviewed at the St. Charles Parish Library, Hahnville Branch, 14996 River Road, Suite A, Hahnville, LA 70057. Previous notices have been published in the Advocate and St. Charles Herald-Guide on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and Thursday, December 6, 2018 and announced on WRNO-FM 99.5-New Orleans on December 6, 2018. Inquiries or requests for additional information regarding this permit action should be directed to Dr. SP Davis, Jr., LDEQ, Waste Permits Division, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, phone (225) 219-0029. Persons wishing to be included on the LDEQ permit public notice mailing list or for other public participation related questions should contact the Public Participation Group in writing at LDEQ, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, by email at DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV or contact the LDEQ Customer Service Center at (225) 219-LDEQ (219-5337). Permit public notices including electronic access to the draft permit and associated information can be viewed on the LDEQ permits public webpage at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/ public-notices and general information related to the public participation in permitting activities can be viewed at http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group Alternatively, individuals may elect to receive the permit public notices via email by subscribing to the LDEQ permits public notice List Server at http://louisiana.gov/ Services/Email_ Notifications_DEQ_PN/ All correspondence should specify AI Number 2083, Permit Number LAD 041 581 422-PC-RN-1, and Activity Number PER20170009. Scheduled Publication Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019 Advocate, St. Charles Herald-Guide, and WRNO-FM 99.5-New Orleans 338281-mar 21-1t
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7. 3/21/2019
PUBLIC NOTICE - - - PUBLIC NOTICE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ) PIONEER AMERICAS LLC d/b/a OLIN ALKALI PRODUCTS/ST. GABRIEL FACILITY DRAFT HAZARDOUS WASTE POST-CLOSURE RENEWAL PERMIT The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, is accepting written comments on a Draft Hazardous Waste Post-Closure Renewal Permit for Pioneer Americas LLC d/b/a Olin Alkali Products, 4205 Highway 75, St. Gabriel, LA 70776 for the St. Gabriel Facility. The facility is located at 4205 Highway 75, St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish. Pioneer Americas LLC is seeking to renew its hazardous waste post-closure permit for seven closed surface impoundments identified in the permit application. All of the impoundments containing elevated concentrations of sodium chloride brine, and traces of mercury were closed. Comments and requests for a public hearing or notification of the final decision can be submitted via personal delivery, U.S. mail, email, or fax. Comments and requests for public hearings must be received by 4:30 pm CST, Thursday, May 9, 2019. Delivery may be made to the drop-box at 602 N. 5th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. U.S. Mail may be sent to LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313. Emails may be submitted to DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV and faxes sent to (225) 219-3309. Persons wishing to receive notice of the final permit action must include a complete mailing address when submitting comments. Please see additional instructions for comment submission, hand delivery and information regarding electronic submission at: http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group or call (225) 219-3276. If LDEQ finds a significant degree of public interest, a public hearing will be held. LDEQ will send notification of the final permit decision to the applicant and to each person who has submitted written comments or a written request for notification of the final decision. The draft permit and associated information are available for review at the LDEQ, Public Records Center, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA. Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). The available information can also be accessed electronically on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) on the DEQ public website at: www.deq.louisiana.gov Additional copies may be reviewed at the Iberville Parish Library Headquarters, 24605 J Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine, LA 70764. Previous notices have been published in the Advocate and Plaquemine Post/South on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Inquiries or requests for additional information regarding this permit action should be directed to Perry Fontenot III, LDEQ, Waste Permits Division, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, phone (225) 219-3830. Persons wishing to be included on the LDEQ permit public notice mailing list or for other public participation related questions should contact the Public Participation Group in writing at LDEQ, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, by email at: DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@ LA.GOV or contact the LDEQ Customer Service Center at (225) 219-LDEQ (219-5337). Permit public notices including electronic access to the draft permit and associated information can be viewed on the LDEQ permits public webpage at: http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/ public-notices and general information related to the public participation in permitting activities can be viewed at: http://www.deq. louisiana.gov/page/ the-public- participation-group Alternatively, individuals may elect to receive the permit public notices via email by subscribing to the LDEQ permits public notice List Server at: http://louisiana.gov/ Services/Email_ Notifications_DEQ_PN/ All correspondence should specify AI Number 2644, Permit Number LAD 062 666 540-PC-RN-1, and Activity Number PER20170007. Scheduled Publication Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the Advocate, Plaquemine Post/South and WJBO-AM 1150 338442-mar 21-1t
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8. 3/20/2019
PUBLIC NOTICE - - - NOTICE OF RESTORATION PLANNING FOR OIL SPILL ACTION: Notice of Intent to Conduct Restoration Planning (NOI) for Bay Long Oil Spill, Plaquemines Parish, LA. AGENCIES: Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LOSCO); Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA); Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ); Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR); and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) (collectively, the "Trustees"). AUTHORITIES: The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) (33 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.) and the Louisiana Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1991 (OSPRA) (La. Rev. Stat. 30:2451 et seq.) are the principal federal and state statutes, respectively, authorizing designated federal and state agencies and tribal officials to act on behalf of the public to (1) assess damages for injuries to natural resources and services resulting from a discharge of oil or the substantial threat of a discharge and (2) develop and implement a plan for the restoration, rehabilitation, replacement, or acquisition of the equivalent of the injured resources. OPA implementing regulations may be found at 15 C.F.R. Part 990 and OSPRA regulations at La. Admin. Code Title 43:XXIX. By letter dated March 27, 2017, and pursuant to 33 U.S.C. § 2706(b)(3), the Governor of Louisiana designated the Trustees to act on behalf of the public under OPA. Harvest Pipeline Company ("Harvest"), a subsidiary of Hilcorp Energy Company, as the operator of the pipeline, is the identified Responsible Party and is therefore liable according to 33 U.S.C. § 2702 and La. Rev. Stat. 30:2480 for any natural resource damages resulting from the Incident. PURPOSE: As required by 15 C.F.R. §§ 990.41 and 990.42, the Trustees have determined that impacts to natural resources and services resulting from the unauthorized discharge of oil from 2 underwater pipelines near Bay Long, Louisiana beginning on or about September 05, 2016 (hereinafter, the "Incident") (La. NRDA case file # LA2016_0905_1017) warrant proceeding with a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) to pursue restoration for this Incident. In accordance with 15 C.F.R. § 990.44 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.123, the Trustees are issuing this NOI to inform the public that they are proceeding to the Restoration Planning Phase of the NRDA, during which trustees evaluate information on potential injuries and use that information to determine the need for, type of, and scale of restoration as described in subpart E of 15 C.F.R. Part 990. The Trustees will be opening an Administrative Record (AR) pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.45 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.127. The AR will be available to the public and document the basis for the Trustees' decisions pertaining to injury assessment and selection of restoration alternatives. SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On or about September 05, 2016, a subcontractor for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company struck two 12" pipelines owned and operated by Harvest with an excavation marsh buggy while performing restoration activities on an outer coast restoration project on Chenier Ronquille in Bay Long, a sub-estuary of Barataria Bay. An estimated 150 barrels of crude oil were released into Bay Long, connecting waterways, marshes, and onto a nearby barrier island before the lines were shut in and repaired. Response actions continued for several weeks, and at the height of the response approximately 175 personnel were on-scene assisting with the clean-up of spilled oil. Harvest clean-up operations included, among others, hard and sorbent booming, use of skimmers, pumps, excavation, low pressure high volume flushing, various washing techniques, removal of oiled habitat, and use of vacuum trucks, cranes, and airboats. Natural resources within the area that provide services to the public were impacted by oil and response actions resulting in injuries and mortality to a variety of wildlife, including, but not limited to, birds. Wildlife response personnel observed over 200 oiled birds. Salt marsh and the services that that resource provides, among others, were also potentially impacted as a result of the discharged oil and response activities. The Trustees began the Pre-assessment/field investigation Phase of the NRDA in accordance with 15 C.F.R. § 990.43 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.117 to determine if they had jurisdiction to pursue restoration under OPA and OSPRA, and, if so, whether it was appropriate to do so. During the Pre-assessment Phase, the Trustees collected and analyzed, and are continuing to analyze, the following: (1) data reasonably expected to be necessary to make a determination of jurisdiction and/or a determination to conduct restoration planning, (2) ephemeral data, and (3) information needed to design or implement anticipated assessment activities as part of the Restoration Planning Phase. Activities included, among other things, collection of dead fish and wildlife, collection of qualitative, quantitative and observational data about oiled habitats and wildlife, and sediment and oil sample collection and analysis. Under the NRDA regulations applicable to OPA and OSPRA, the Trustees prepare and issue a Notice of Intent to Conduct Restoration Planning (NOI) if they determine conditions that confirm the jurisdiction of the Trustees and the appropriateness of pursuing restoration of natural resources have been met. This NOI announces that the Trustees have made the determination to proceed with restoration planning to evaluate, assess, quantify, and develop plans for restoring, rehabilitating, replacing, and/or acquiring the equivalent of injured natural resources and losses resulting from the Incident. The restoration planning process will include collection of information that the Trustees determine is appropriate for identifying and quantifying the injuries and losses of natural resources, including services, and to determine the need for, and the type and scale of restoration alternatives. DETERMINATIONS Determination of Jurisdiction: The Trustees have made the following findings pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.41 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.101: 1. The Incident resulted in the discharge of oil into or upon navigable waters of the United States. Such occurrence constitutes an "incident" within the meaning of 15 C.F.R. § 930.30. 2. The Incident was not authorized under a permit issued pursuant to federal, state, or local law; was not from a public vessel; and was not from an onshore facility subject to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authority Act, 43 U.S.C. § 1651, et seq. 3. Natural resources under the trusteeship of the Trustees have been injured as a result of the Incident. As a result of the foregoing determinations, the Trustees have jurisdiction to pursue restoration under OPA and OSPRA. Determination to Conduct Restoration Planning: The Trustees have determined, pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.42(a), that: 1. Data collected pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.43 demonstrate that injuries to natural resources have resulted from the Incident, as described above. 2. The response actions did not adequately address the injuries resulting from the Incident. 3. Feasible primary and/or compensatory restoration actions exist to address injuries from the Incident. Based upon the foregoing determinations, the Trustees intend to proceed with restoration planning for this Incident. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The Trustees invite the public to participate in restoration planning for this Incident. Public participation in decision-making is encouraged and will be facilitated through a publically available AR (described above) and publication of public notices in the Louisiana Register. Opportunities to participate in the process will be provided by the Trustees at important junctures throughout the planning process and will include requests for input on restoration alternatives and review of planning and settlement documents. Public participation is consistent with all State and Federal laws and regulations that apply to the NRDA process, including Section 1006 of the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), 33 U.S.C. § 2706; the regulations for NRDA under OPA, 15 C.F.R. Part 990; Section 2480 of OSPRA, La. Rev. Stat. 30:2480; and the regulations for NRDA under OSPRA, La. Admin. Code 43:XXIX, Chapter 1. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information or to view the AR please contact the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, P.O. Box 66614, Baton Rouge, LA 70896, (225) 925-6606 (Attn: Gina Muhs Saizan). 337583-mar 20-1t
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9. 3/20/2019
PUBLIC NOTICE - - - NOTICE OF RESTORATION PLANNING FOR OIL SPILL ACTION: Notice of Intent to Conduct Restoration Planning (NOI) for Terrebonne Bay Oil Spill, Terrebonne Parish, LA. AGENCIES: Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LOSCO); Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA); Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ); Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR); and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) (collectively, the "Trustees"). AUTHORITIES: The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), 33 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq., and the Louisiana Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1991 (OSPRA), La. Rev. Stat. 30:2451 et seq., are the principal federal and state statutes, respectively, authorizing designated federal and state agencies and tribal officials to act on behalf of the public to (1) assess damages for injuries to natural resources and services resulting from a discharge of oil or the substantial threat of a discharge and (2) develop and implement a plan for the restoration, rehabilitation, replacement, or acquisition of the equivalent of the injured resources. OPA implementing regulations may be found at 15 C.F.R. Part 990 and OSPRA regulations at LA. ADMIN. CODE tit. 43, pt. XXIX. By letter dated March 27, 2017, and pursuant to 33 U.S.C. § 2706(b)(3), the Governor of Louisiana designated the Trustees to act on behalf of the public under OPA. Hilcorp Energy Company ("Hilcorp"), as the operator of the pipeline, is the identified Responsible Party and is therefore liable according to 33 U.S.C. § 2702 and La. Rev. Stat. 30:2480 for any natural resource damages resulting from the Incident. PURPOSE: As required by 15 C.F.R. §§ 990.41 and 990.42, the Trustees have determined that impacts to natural resources and services resulting from the unauthorized discharge of oil from the Caillou Island Tank Battery 25 in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana beginning on or about October 8, 2016 (hereinafter, the "Incident") (La. NRDA case file # LA2016_1008_0400) warrant proceeding with a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) to pursue restoration for this Incident. In accordance with 15 C.F.R. § 990.44 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.123, the Trustees are issuing this NOI to inform the public that they are proceeding to the Restoration Planning Phase of the NRDA, during which trustees evaluate information on potential injuries and use that information to determine the need for, type of, and scale of restoration as described in subpart E of 15 C.F.R. Part 990. The Trustees will be opening an Administrative Record (AR) pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.45 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.127. The AR will be available to the public and document the basis for the Trustees' decisions pertaining to injury assessment and selection of restoration alternatives. SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On or about October 8, 2016, Hilcorp operators located a leak from a pigging valve on Caillou Island Tank Battery 25. Oil from the release impacted the adjacent waterway and nearby barrier island and marsh. Response actions continued for several weeks. Hilcorp clean-up operations included, among others, hard and sorbent booming, use of skimmers, sorbent pads, low pressure flushing, washing, and excavation and removal of oiled sand. According to response documents, an estimated 16,260 bags of oiled sand were removed from nearby Timbalier Island. Natural resources within the area that provide services to the public were impacted by oil and response actions. Wildlife response personnel observed fiddler crabs and periwinkle snails in the impacted area. Mangroves, Spartina marsh, and sandy beach/algal flats habitat and the services that those resources provide, among others, were also adversely impacted as a result of the discharged oil and response activities. The Trustees began the Pre-assessment/field investigation Phase of the NRDA in accordance with 15 C.F.R. § 990.43 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.117 to determine if they had jurisdiction to pursue restoration under OPA and OSPRA, and, if so, whether it was appropriate to do so. During the Pre-assessment Phase, the Trustees collected and analyzed, and are continuing to analyze, the following: (1) data reasonably expected to be necessary to make a determination of jurisdiction and/or a determination to conduct restoration planning, (2) ephemeral data, and (3) information needed to design or implement anticipated assessment activities as part of the Restoration Planning Phase. Activities included, among other things, collection of qualitative, quantitative, and observational data about oiled habitats and wildlife. Under the NRDA regulations applicable to OPA and OSPRA, the Trustees prepare and issue a Notice of Intent to Conduct Restoration Planning (NOI) if they determine conditions that confirm the jurisdiction of the Trustees and the appropriateness of pursuing restoration of natural resources have been met. This NOI announces that the Trustees have made the determination to proceed with restoration planning to evaluate, assess, quantify, and develop plans for restoring, rehabilitating, replacing, and/or acquiring the equivalent of injured natural resources and losses resulting from the Incident. The restoration planning process will include collection of information that the Trustees determine is appropriate for identifying and quantifying the injuries and losses of natural resources, including services, and to determine the need for, and the type and scale of restoration alternatives. DETERMINATIONS Determination of Jurisdiction: The Trustees have made the following findings pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.41 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.101: 1. The Incident resulted in the discharge of oil into or upon navigable waters of the United States. Such occurrence constitutes an "incident" within the meaning of 15 C.F.R. § 930.30. 2. The Incident was not authorized under a permit issued pursuant to federal, state, or local law; was not from a public vessel; and was not from an onshore facility subject to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authority Act, 43 U.S.C. § 1651, et seq. 3. Natural resources under the trusteeship of the Trustees have been injured as a result of the Incident. As a result of the foregoing determinations, the Trustees have jurisdiction to pursue restoration under OPA and OSPRA. Determination to Conduct Restoration Planning: The Trustees have determined, pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.42(a), that: 1. Data collected pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.43 demonstrate that injuries to natural resources have resulted from the Incident, as described above. 2. The response actions did not adequately address the injuries resulting from the Incident. 3. Feasible primary and/or compensatory restoration actions exist to address injuries from the Incident. Based upon the foregoing determinations, the Trustees intend to proceed with restoration planning for this Incident. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The Trustees invite the public to participate in restoration planning for this Incident. Public participation in decision-making is encouraged and will be facilitated through a publically available AR (described above) and publication of public notices in the Louisiana Register. Opportunities to participate in the process will be provided by the Trustees at important junctures throughout the planning process and will include requests for input on restoration alternatives and review of planning and settlement documents. Public participation is consistent with all state and federal laws and regulations that apply to the NRDA process, including Section 1006 of OPA, 33 U.S.C. § 2706; the regulations for NRDA under OPA, 15 C.F.R. Part 990; Section 2480 of OSPRA, La. Rev. Stat. 30:2480; and the regulations for NRDA under OSPRA, LA. ADMIN. CODE tit. 43, pt. XXIX, ch. 1. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information or to view the AR please contact the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, P.O. Box 66614, Baton Rouge, LA 70896, (225) 925-6606 (Attn: Gina Muhs Saizan). 337592-mar 20-1t
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10. 3/20/2019
PUBLIC NOTICE - - - NOTICE OF RESTORATION PLANNING FOR OIL SPILL ACTION: Notice of Intent to Conduct Restoration Planning (NOI) for Lake Grand Ecaille Oil Spill, Plaquemines Parish, LA. AGENCIES: Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LOSCO); Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA); Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ); Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR); and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) (collectively, the "Trustees"). AUTHORITIES: The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), 33 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq., and the Louisiana Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1991 (OSPRA), La. Rev. Stat. 30:2451 et seq., are the principal federal and state statutes, respectively, authorizing designated federal and state agencies and tribal officials to act on behalf of the public to (1) assess damages for injuries to natural resources and services resulting from a discharge of oil or the substantial threat of a discharge and (2) develop and implement a plan for the restoration, rehabilitation, replacement, or acquisition of the equivalent of the injured resources. OPA implementing regulations may be found at 15 C.F.R. Part 990 and OSPRA regulations at LA. ADMIN. CODE tit. 43, pt. XXIX. By letter dated March 27, 2017, and pursuant to 33 U.S.C. § 2706(b)(3), the Governor of Louisiana designated the Trustees to act on behalf of the public under OPA. Hilcorp Energy Company ("Hilcorp"), as the owner and operator of the pipeline, is the identified Responsible Party and is therefore liable according to 33 U.S.C. § 2702 and La. Rev. Stat. 30:2480 for any natural resource damages resulting from the Incident. PURPOSE: As required by 15 C.F.R. §§ 990.41 and 990.42, the Trustees have determined that impacts to natural resources and services resulting from the unauthorized discharge of oil from a flow line near Port Sulphur, Louisiana beginning on or about July 25, 2016 (hereinafter, the "Incident") (La. NRDA case file # LA2016_0725_0630) warrant proceeding with a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) to pursue restoration for this Incident. In accordance with 15 C.F.R. § 990.44 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.123, the Trustees are issuing this NOI to inform the public that they are proceeding to the Restoration Planning Phase of the NRDA, during which trustees evaluate information on potential injuries and use that information to determine the need for, type of, and scale of restoration as described in subpart E of 15 C.F.R. Part 990. The Trustees will be opening an Administrative Record (AR) pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.45 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.127. The AR will be available to the public and document the basis for the Trustees' decisions pertaining to injury assessment and selection of restoration alternatives. SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On or about July 25, 2016, Hilcorp located a discharge of crude oil from an out of service three-inch flow line. The discharge was due to corrosion on the flow line and a faulty check valve on an operational well. The Trustees were notified that the discharge resulted in the release of an estimated 30-100 barrels of crude oil into the connecting waterways and wetlands of Lake Grand Ecaille. Response actions and active maintenance were ongoing for over two months after the release. Hilcorp's cleanup operations included, among others, hard and sorbent booming, low pressure flushing, the use of absorbents and skimmers. Natural resources within the area that provide services to the public were impacted by oil and response activities resulting in injuries to wildlife and brackish marsh. The Trustees began the Pre-assessment/field investigation Phase of the NRDA in accordance with 15 C.F.R. § 990.43 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.117 to determine if they had jurisdiction to pursue restoration under OPA and OSPRA, and, if so, whether it was appropriate to do so. During the Pre-assessment Phase, the Trustees collected and analyzed, and are continuing to analyze, the following: (1) data reasonably expected to be necessary to make a determination of jurisdiction and/or a determination to conduct restoration planning, (2) ephemeral data, and (3) information needed to design or implement anticipated assessment activities as part of the Restoration Planning Phase. Activities included, among other things, collection of qualitative, quantitative and observational data about oiled habitats and wildlife during multiple site visits. Under the NRDA regulations applicable to OPA and OSPRA, the Trustees prepare and issue a Notice of Intent to Conduct Restoration Planning (NOI) if they determine conditions that confirm the jurisdiction of the Trustees and the appropriateness of pursuing restoration of natural resources have been met. This NOI announces that the Trustees have made the determination to proceed with restoration planning to evaluate, assess, quantify, and develop plans for restoring, rehabilitating, replacing, and/or acquiring the equivalent of injured natural resources and losses resulting from the Incident. The restoration planning process will include collection of information that the Trustees determine is appropriate for identifying and quantifying the injuries and losses of natural resources, including services, and to determine the need for, and the type and scale of restoration alternatives. DETERMINATIONS Determination of Jurisdiction: The Trustees have made the following findings pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.41 and L.A.C. 43:XXIX.101: 1. The Incident resulted in the discharge of oil into or upon navigable waters of the United States. Such occurrence constitutes an "incident" within the meaning of 15 C.F.R. § 930.30. 2. The Incident was not authorized under a permit issued pursuant to federal, state, or local law; was not from a public vessel; and was not from an onshore facility subject to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authority Act, 43 U.S.C. § 1651, et seq. 3. Natural resources under the trusteeship of the Trustees have been injured as a result of the Incident. As a result of the foregoing determinations, the Trustees have jurisdiction to pursue restoration under OPA and OSPRA. Determination to Conduct Restoration Planning: The Trustees have determined, pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.42(a), that: 1. Data collected pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 990.43 demonstrate that injuries to natural resources have resulted from the Incident, as described above. 2. The response actions did not adequately address the injuries resulting from the Incident. 3. Feasible primary and/or compensatory restoration actions exist to address injuries from the Incident. Based upon the foregoing determinations, the Trustees intend to proceed with restoration planning for this Incident. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The Trustees invite the public to participate in restoration planning for this Incident. Public participation in decision-making is encouraged and will be facilitated through a publically available AR (described above) and publication of public notices in the Louisiana Register. Opportunities to participate in the process will be provided by the Trustees at important junctures throughout the planning process and will include requests for input on restoration alternatives and review of planning and settlement documents. Public participation is consistent with all state and federal laws and regulations that apply to the NRDA process, including Section 1006 of the OPA, 33 U.S.C. § 2706; the regulations for NRDA under OPA, 15 C.F.R. Part 990; Section 2480 of OSPRA, La. Rev. Stat. 30:2480; and the regulations for NRDA under OSPRA, LA. ADMIN. CODE tit. 43, pt. XXIX, ch. 1. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information or to view the AR please contact the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, P.O. Box 66614, Baton Rouge, LA 70896, (225) 925-6606 (Attn: Gina Muhs Saizan). 337607-mar 20-1t
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