January 12, 2022 Community Notice:

Please allow this to serve as an update on the Collins Pipeline release near Meraux. Clean up crews have recovered approximately 7,700 barrels of diesel fuel from the site, which is being recycled at the refinery. On-water liquid recovery activities have been completed.

We are continuing to work cooperatively with the landowner and other agency partners, such as Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, PHSMA, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), US Fish & Wildlife (USFW), Department of Transportation, and St. Bernard Levee District.

We are continuing to work with LDWF to collect and rehabilitate any impacted wildlife. Wildlife Response Services (WRS) has been hired to establish a wildlife rehabilitation center and oversee the care of all impacted wildlife. All live animals collected are undergoing an intake exam where their condition is established and a specific treatment plan is developed for each animal in conjunction with the LDWF state wildlife veterinarian. Once the animals have been stabilized, they undergo a wash process to remove any external oiling. Following the wash process, all animals are reexamined to ensure they are clean and healthy prior to their release.

In coordination with LDWF, we are utilizing propane scare cannons to keep migratory birds away from the remediation site for their safety. Propane scare cannons release a blast of air creating a sound similar to a gunshot without shooting any type of projectile. Propane scare cannons have been shown to be the most effective way to haze migratory birds from an area. The scare cannons have been redirected at the site to help minimize any impact to nearby residents. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Community Notice:

We are in the process of laying the groundwork for our proposed Renewable Diesel Project.

At various times there will be additional traffic on the streets around the refinery due to the presence of extra workers, site preparation, and delivery of construction materials. Pilings for the project will begin being placed in mid-December. The schedule is Mondays through Saturdays, 7 am to 7 pm. This part of the project is expected to end in early January 2022. Over the holidays no pile driving will take place December 24-26 and December 31- January 2. During evening hours, you may notice lighted work areas or welding activities at the site.

The entire project is expected to take approximately 12-18 months to complete once the company makes its final investment decision.

We appreciate your patience during this increased activity period and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and your family. Please contact us at any time, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at 504-281-1212 (option 3) if you have any questions. And keep up to date with any changes of our construction schedule on this web site, our Facebook page or at 504-281-1101 (Project Status Line).

Thank you.


Chalmette Refining, LLC

Chalmette Refining, LLC

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