Public Notice LRL-1994-00434

Louisville District
Published July 10, 2024
Expiration date: 8/11/2024

COUNTY-STATE:  Henderson County, Kentucky | APPLICANT:  Mr. Brock Bailey American River Transportation Company | PROJECT PURPOSE: To operate and expand a barge fleeting facility.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The existing fleeting operation has been in operation since its original approval in 1995.  The original DA authorization was issued to Consolidated Grain and Barge Company.  The DA authorization was transferred to TPG Mt. Vernon Marine LLC in 2007. The existing operation is authorized to operate a fleeting with a configuration of barges no more that 3 wide with a maximum riverward projection of 155 feet at Normal Pool, 342’ Ohio River Datum (ORD). Within the fleet, three separate string configurations, 3 wide by 4 long, 3 wide by 14 long, and 3 wide by 7 long, are approved.  The initial DA authorization approved the installation of 26 deadman to anchor the fleet.

American River Transportation Company, LLC. (ARTCo) purchased the facility in 2022 and is requesting that the DA authorization be transferred.  ARTCo is also requesting a modification to the fleeting configurations, maximum allowable riverward projection of the fleet, and to increase the maximum number of barges that may be fleeted at the facility at one time.

ARTCo is requesting that the fleet configurations be modified into 5 permitted strings of barges.  From the most upstream portion of the fleet to the downstream limits, the strings would be configured as follow; String 1 – 5 wide by 3 long with a maximum riverward projection of 200’ at Normal Pool, String 2 – 5 wide by 3 long with a maximum riverward projection of 232’ at Normal Pool, String 3 – 5 wide by 5 long with a maximum riverward projection of 225’ at Normal Pool, String 4 – 5 wide by 5 long with a maximum riverward projection of 294’ at Normal Pool, and String 5 – 5 wide by 3 long with a maximum riverward projection of 250’ at Normal Pool.  The maximum number of barges within the fleet at any one time would be 95 barges.  

The applicant proposes to fleet empty and loaded barges of bulk commodities.  No red flag barges are proposed to be moored within the fleet. 


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