Final Mitigation Rule

Federal Register Notice Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources; Final Rule On March 31, 2008, EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) issued revised regulations governing compensatory mitigation for authorized impacts to wetlands, streams, and other waters of the U.S. under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. These regulations are designed to improve the effectiveness of compensatory mitigation to replace lost aquatic resource functions and area, expand public participation in compensatory mitigation decision making, and increase the efficiency and predictability of the mitigation project review process. 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Questions and Answers on the compensatory mitigation rule published Thursday, April 10, 2008

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Final Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Regulatory Analysis for Compensatory Mitigation Regulation

EPA Website on Compensatory Mitigation. This web page includes the final compensatory mitigation regulations, the national wetlands mitigation action plan, fact sheets, training resources guidance and compensatory mitigation evaluations. To view, click here. For additional evaluations of compensatory mitigation, click here.

Mitigation Rule Familiarization workshops. Between August 2008 and January 2009, EPA and the Corps conducted familiarization workshops on the new rule in Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; Baltimore, MD; Oakland, CA; and Dallas, TX. Organized below are the presentations and other training resources discussed in these workshops including the audio associated with the PowerPoint’s posted on the site, click here.

The Conservation Fund Mitigation IRT Resources

RIBITS (Regulatory In lieu fee and Bank Information Tracking System) was developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with support from the Environmental Protection Agency to provide better information on mitigation banking and in-lieu fee programs across the country. RIBITS allows users to access information on the types and numbers of mitigation bank and in-lieu fee program sites, associated documents, mitigation credit availability, service areas, as well information on national and local policies and procedures that affect mitigation bank and in-lieu fee program development and operation.