Mitigation 101... Q & A

What is compensatory mitigation?

  • Compensatory mitigation is restoring, enhancing, or preserving aquatic resources to replace or "compensate" for the aquatic resource and functions lost through development or permitted activity

Why is it required?

  • The Clean Water Act is the basis for the longstanding national goal of “no net loss” of our aquatic resources

What is a mitigation bank?

  • If you want to disturb aquatic resources you must obtain a permit issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • Created with a Mitigation Banking Instrument (MBI) which is a legal document between the bank sponsor & regulatory agencies establishing liability, performance standards, management & monitoring requirements, and the terms of credit approval
  • Overseen by the Interagency Review Team (IRT) which provides regulatory review & approval
  • Mitigation Banks are the preferred method of compensatory mitigation by the EPA & USACE

Why use a mitigation bank?

  • Releases you from risk and responsibility
  • Saves you time and money
  • Allows you to focus on your business and your expertise
  • Benefits the environment

How does it work?

  • Verify with the local Corps of Engineers District that the bank is a viable option for your compensatory mitigation
  • Tell us your permit number and how many credits you need
  • We quote you a price and send an invoice to you
  • We receive the funds
  • We issue you a transaction record and inform USACE of your purchase
  • You are cleared to move forward with your project

We offer a turnkey approach, simple and complete. It allows you to compensate for your unavoidable impacts in a responsible manner while relieving you from the regulatory maze and long-term responsibility.

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