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USACE New England District seeks comments on proposed modifications to the Maine ILF program

USACE, New England District
Published Nov. 2, 2021

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is seeking comments on modifications proposed by the Maine Natural Resources Conservation Program to the state In-Lieu Fee (ILF) program for the addition of 30 individual projects.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is the sponsor of the Maine ILF Program which serves as an alternative form of compensatory mitigation for aquatic resource impacts.
The Maine ILF program is authorized by the USACE New England District. A copy of the signed ILF agreement entitled “State of Maine -- In-Lieu Fee Program Instrument,” dated Aug. 17, 2011, includes details about the ILF program goals and objectives in general, and can be found at the following link: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Mitigation/In-Lieu-Fee-Programs/ME/NRCP/ILFPME/

The 30 proposed projects would provide compensatory wetland and stream mitigation for permitted impacts to the following service areas: Central and Eastern Lowlands, Downeast, Central Interior & Midcoast, and Southern Maine.

USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The comment period opens Nov. 2, 2021.

The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices, file # NAE-2005-01143.
Public comments on these proposed modifications should be forwarded no later than Dec. 2, 2021, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Taylor Bell, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to taylor.m.bell@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2005-01143.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 21-051