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Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion

All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.


PROJECT STATUS
PLANNED
SECTOR
Water Resources
CATEGORY
FAST-41 Covered Projects
LEAD AGENCY
Department of the Army
Description: 

The purpose of the proposed Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion is to reconnect and re-establish the deltaic sediment deposition process between the Mississippi River and the Breton Sound Basin through a large-scale sediment diversion that is consistent with the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan. The Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion will deliver sediment, freshwater, and nutrients to Breton Sound Basin in order to create, preserve, restore, and sustain wetlands and counteract the effects of subsidence, sea level rise, recent hurricane events, and the DWH oil spill. The Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion is needed as a long-term resilient, sustainable strategy to reduce land loss rates and sustain and restore wetlands.

 

This Permitting Dashboard includes limitations on the types of milestones that are currently available to enter for tracking.  The Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project involves some authorizations/laws unsupported by the Permitting Table displayed at the bottom of this webpage.  For improved transparency, USACE is providing this supplemental table to track additional authorizations/laws that may be necessary for completion of the regulatory process:

Additional laws/authorizations for Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion:

Responsible Agency

Environmental Review or Authorization

Milestone

Milestone Details (if applicable)

Target Completion Date

STATUS

CPRA

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

CPRA begins consultation with NMFS on marine mammal impact minimizing, monitoring, and evaluation.

Following issuance of the MMPA waiver, the State will begin consultation with NMFS (using existing coordination processes to the extent possible) regarding practicable measures to minimize impacts to marine mammals, and measures to monitor and evaluate the impacts of the MBSD from construction, operation and maintenance. To date, the project sponsor has been in contact with NMFS about Phase I and Phase II marine mammal baseline data/monitoring.

End Date not provided by CPRA

TBD

LDOTD

Permit

temporary access, alter, or use an existing ROW

Reviewed at the LDOTD district level.Typical timeframe for review of COMPLETE application is 45 days.

see Details/Status

TBD

LDOTD

Permit

impacts to construction affecting Louisiana Hwy 23 and for related work within LDOTD ROW

Reviewed at the LDOTD District and HQ levels.Typical timeframe for review of a COMPLETE application is 90 days.

see Details/Status

TBD

LDEQ

Certification

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Needed prior to issuance of a 10/404 permit decision

see Details/Status

TBD

LDNR

CUP

Coastal Use Permit

Currently On-Hold for Federal NEPA process; Needed prior to issuance of a 10/404 permit decision

see Details/Status

TBD

Permitting Timetable

Planned Environmental Review and Permitting processes

Action
Responsible Agency
Status