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Posted 8/15/2017

Release no. 17-088


Contact
Tim Dugan
978-318-8264
cenae-pa@usace.army.mil

CONCORD, Mass.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is seeking public comments on the 13 projects which have applied for funding through the National Audubon Society program’s Connecticut In-Lieu Fee program.

 

The National Audubon Society, Inc., through its Connecticut program (Audubon-Connecticut) is the sponsor of the Connecticut In-Lieu Fee program which serves as an alternative form of compensatory mitigation for aquatic resource impacts authorized by the Corps of Engineers, New England District.

 

A copy of the signed ILF agreement titled “Final Instrument for the Audubon Connecticut In-Lieu Fee Program Sponsored by National Audubon Society, Inc.,” dated Aug. 21, 2013, includes details about the ILF Program goals and objectives in general and can be found at this link:

http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/74/docs/regulatory/Mitigation/CTILFProgramInstrument.pdf.

 

The Connecticut ILF Program accrued funds that were made available through a competitive grant process for the preservation, restoration and enhancement of wetland and watercourse resources and associated upland buffers in the state of Connecticut. The Corps has received 13 applications to conduct work in waters of the U.S. from various applicants who have applied for 2017 funding under the ILF Program.

 

Project descriptions and maps of the 13 projects applying for funding through the Connecticut ILF Program are listed in the public notice on the Corps website at: www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.

 

All ILF agreements in New England are available for review and download on the Corps website at:

www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Mitigation/InLieuFeePrograms.aspx.

 

Public comments on these 13 projects seeking funding through the Connecticut In-Lieu Fee Program (file # NAE 2010-02215) should be forwarded no later than Sept. 14, 2017 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Michael Wierbonics), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751; or contact Permit Project Manager Michael Wierbonics at 978-318-8723 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to: michael.s.wierbonics@usace.army.mil.