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Public Meeting on Amite River Water Removal for Fracking

October 22, 2014 4:30 PM

ADDED December 3, 2014:  The permit was denied. See the letter of decision from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 

ADDED November 14, 2014: Letter of comment from Louisiana Wildlife Federation and Lake Pontchatrain Basin Foundation.

 

NOTE: Several permit applications have been withdrawn except for #906. See below. 

PUBLIC HEARING: The Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, as administrator of Louisiana’s Scenic Rivers System, is currently considering Scenic River Permit Application number 906 for water withdrawals from the Amite River associated with well fracturing.  In response to a sufficient number of requests for public hearings on the applications received by the Department, and since these withdrawals are similar in nature and close together (within 12 miles of one another), the Department has decided to hold one hearing for all five applications.  The hearing is being held to gather comments and information from all interested parties.

The hearing will be held on October 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at:

St. Helena Parish Police Jury
17911 Highway 43 N
Greensburg, LA 70441

The public is invited to attend and provide comments to the Department.  Written comments may be submitted now and will be accepted for a period of 15 days after the hearing.  Written comments should be submitted to:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Scenic Rivers Program
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

Here's the list of permit applications and final permits:

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/scenicriverspermit

Original public notice of the hearing:

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/water-withdrawals-well-fracturing-public-hearings-october-29-2014

NOTE: Permit application #906 has not been withdrawn and can be commented on:

SRP #906

Comstock Resources, Inc.

Amite River

East Feliciana Parish

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/sites/default/files/srpa_906.pdf

 

NOTE: These permit applications have been withdrawn per the LDWF website at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/scenicriverspermit

SRP #904

Comstock Resources, Inc.

Amite River

East Feliciana Parish

SRP #903

Comstock Resources, Inc.

Tickfaw River

St. Helena Parish

SRP #902

Comstock Resources, Inc.

Tickfaw River

St. Helena Parish

SRP #911

Comstock Resources, Inc.

Tickfaw River

St. Helena Parish

LWF Resolutionshttp://www.lawildlifefed.org/resolutions_detail.cfm?id=39 and http://www.lawildlifefed.org/resolutions_detail.cfm?id=62

COMMENT DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 12, 2014.


 
 
 
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