12:45 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Friday, Jan. 31 work-
Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates continued low levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation
– Conducting ventilation system inspections

ORW/CPT Wells
– Preparing to conduct pump test on ORW 38 (north of Sauce Piquante)
– Surveying settlement rods for ORW 38 (north of Sauce Piquante)
– Running temperature and pressure logs on Oxy 3A (working from Oxy 9 well pad)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole
– Continuing to haul and place sand for construction of new southern berm route
– Preparing inclinometer instrumentation for installation south of containment berm
– Surveying north containment berm and original south containment berm

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11:40 a.m. Evacuee Assistance Info

Notice: Evacuation Assistance Payments moved to Friday (1/31) this week

Due to the wintery weather and associated road closures the weekly Evacuation Assistance Payment distribution at the Command Trailer has been moved from Thursday to Friday (1/31) this week.

Normal Thursday distribution will resume next week.

1:20 p.m. Winter Weather Conditions, Official Press Release #1

For Immediate Release
Winter Weather Conditions

Press Release #1
Monday, January 27, 2014
11:00 a.m.

Due to impending winter weather conditions, all parish governmental offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 and Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Determination for offices opening on Thursday (January 30, 2014) will be made on the prior day, pursuant to the current weather conditions at that time.

Please note that all Assumption parish schools will follow this same schedule. Schools will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a decision regarding Thursday to be announced.

For information specific to area road closures, please use the following resources:

LA Department of Transportation and Development
www.dotd.louisiana.gov

Louisiana State Police
http://lsp.org/

1-800-469-4828

With the impending forecast, we urge all residents to avoid driving in these possible hazardous conditions. The Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will continuously monitor this situation and update accordingly as information becomes available. 

**As information becomes available, it will be shared via this communication and also posted at: 

http://www.assumptionla.com/press

 

11:25 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Monday, Jan. 27 work-
Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates continued low levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation
– Conducting ventilation system inspections

ORW/CPT Wells
– Completing passive vent well PVW 2 (east bank of Bayou Corne, south of La. 70)
– Installing fences around passive vent wells 2 (east bank of Bayou Corne, south of La. 70) and 3 (Sportsman’s Landing)
– Connecting ORW 55 (west of Bayou Corne, south of Sportsman’s Landing) to flare line
– Preparing ORWs for anticipated freezing weather conditions
– Surveying settlement rods on ORW 38 (north of Sauce Piquante)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole
– Continuing to haul and place sand for construction of new southern berm route
– Mobilizing rig to drill ORW-57 (southeast of containment berm, east of Bayou Corne)
– Plug-and-abandon of ORW 5 (western containment berm)
– Performing maintenance on tilt meter located on Oxy 3 pad
– Surveying north containment berm and original south containment berm

2:10 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Friday, Jan. 24 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates continued low levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.

ORW/CPT Wells

– Opening ORW 56 to flare (west of Bayou Corne, south of Sportsman’s Landing)

– Grouting ORW 55 (west of Bayou Corne, south of Sportsman’s Landing)

– Drilling passive vent well PVW 2 (east bank of Bayou Corne, south of La. 70)

– Surveying settlement rods near ORW 38 (north of Sauce Piquante)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Continuing to haul and place sand for construction of new southern berm route

– Surveying original south containment berm

– Installing inclinometer south of sinkhole

5:15 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Thursday, Jan. 23 work-
Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates continued low levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation
– Conducting ventilation system inspections

ORW/CPT Wells
– De-pressurizing ORW 54 (north of La 70, west of Texas Brine facility) to change out wellhead
– Monitoring bubble site 56 (Bayou Corne, north of La 70)
– Re-working wellhead on DPVE 22 (east of Gumbo Street/Sauce Piquante intersection) for conversion to passive venting
– Connecting choke and meter on ORW 56 (west of Bayou Corne, south of Sportsman’s Landing)
– Drilling ORW 55 (west of Bayou Corne, south of Sportsman’s Landing)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole
– Continuing to haul and place sand for construction of new southern berm route
– Continuing to haul and place sand for construction of access road for Oxy 9 well pad to ORW-57 (southeast of containment berm, east of Bayou Corne)
– Installing inclinometer south of sinkhole
– Collecting surface water samples around sinkhole