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In-Lieu Fee Mitigation: Model Instrument Language and Resources

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Publication Date: December 2009

Publisher(s): Environmental Law Institute

Author(s): Jessica B. Wilkinson

Funder(s): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Funder(s): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Topic: Environment (Pollution and environmental degradation)
Environment (Water, waterways, and water management)
Government (State or regional government)
Law and ethics (Environmental law)

Keywords: state government; in-lieu fee instruments; wetlands; mitigation banking

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This report offers model language that could be incorporated into in-lieu fee program instruments being developed by state agencies and non-profit organizations. It was designed to comply with the 2008 Compensatory Mitigation Rule. It was developed using the best available information and uses examples from the approved and draft in-lieu fee instruments that were available as of December 2009. Funding for this project was made possible thanks to a grant provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.