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New England District seeks comments on proposed modifications to the Connecticut In-Lieu Fee 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 Audubon Connecticut to the state In-Lieu Fee (ILF) program for the addition of nine individual projects.

The National Audubon Society – CT Chapter is the sponsor of the Connecticut 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 “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 the following link:

The nine proposed projects would provide compensatory wetland and stream mitigation for permitted impacts to the following service areas: Southwest Coast, Southcentral Coast, Connecticut River and Thames River.

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-2010-02215.
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-2010-02215.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 21-052