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Federal Permitting Process

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the proposed terminal must go through a detailed impact analysis. This process will help the Army Corps of Engineers decide if it will issue permits for construction. 

Environmental Review Process

What is Involved?

The environmental review process studies the potential impacts of a project on the physical, cultural, human, and natural environments. The Army Corps of Engineers is the lead federal agency for the permitting process related to the proposed Louisiana International Terminal project.

This process involves a variety of studies to understand the impact of the terminal both on and off the terminal. The results of those studies will be summarized in a government document that the Army Corps of Engineers will use to decide if the necessary permits should be awarded.

What will be studied:

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Key Milestones

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To renovate a house or build an addition, a person would need to apply for a permit with finished plans in hand. The federal permitting procedure for the Louisiana International Terminal is different. The terminal will be designed in the course of the environmental study process. 

Contact the Army Corps of Engineers

If you have questions about this project's docket, contact the Army Corps of Engineers.

Reference Permit Number MVN-2021-00270-EG


United States Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans District, Regulatory Division (RGE)
Angelle Greer
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Required Permits

The Louisiana International Terminal will need federal permits because its proposed footprint overlaps with the Mississippi River, Mississippi River levee, and wetlands.

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act

A Wetlands permit is required since the project will be built where there are currently wetlands.



Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act

A Navigable Waterways permit is required since the project will be built along the Mississippi River.

Section 408 of the Rivers and Harbors Act

A Civil Works Projects permit is required since the project will overlap with the Mississippi River Levee.

Recent Updates

Louisiana International Terminal Open Houses

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our LIT Open Houses! Although nearly 200 St. Bernard residents joined us, we understand that not everyone could attend these in-person. That’s why we created an online version of the events with the same information! 

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