HOME Twitter FB Forest Trends

See All Recent Publications

Publication Thumbnail: The Production-Protection Compact in the Peruvian Context The Production-Protection Compact in the Peruvian Context

In this paper we take a critical look at...

Publication Thumbnail: Laos Log and Sawnwood Export Ban Laos Log and Sawnwood Export Ban

In May 2016, the Government of Lao PDR enacted...

<BACK>

Publication Details - Federal Guidance for the Establishment, Use and Operation of Mitigation Banks

Federal Guidance for the Establishment, Use and Operation of Mitigation Banks

 

Government of the United States

 

Download GET DOCUMENT

 

 

Abstract

he Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) are issuing final policy guidance regarding the establishment, use and operation of mitigation banks for the purpose of providing compensation for adverse impacts to wetlands and other aquatic resources. The purpose of this guidance is to clarify the manner in which mitigation banks may be used to satisfy mitigation requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permit program and the wetland conservation provisions of the Food Security Act (FSA) (i.e., ``Swampbuster'' provisions). Recognizing the potential benefits mitigation banking offers for streamlining the permit evaluation process and providing more effective mitigation for authorized impacts to wetlands, the agencies encourage the establishment and appropriate use of mitigation banks in the Section 404 and ``Swampbuster'' programs.

 

Document Stats:

Release Date: November 1995
File Type: PDF [PDF]
File Size: 74 KB
Journal:

 

Copyright © 2017 Forest Trends Association. All Rights Reserved.

Home | Who We Are | Initiatives | Resources | Contact Us | Support Us