CONCORD, Mass. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is seeking comments on modifications proposed by Ducks Unlimited Inc to the Ducks Unlimited Inc. – Vermont In-Lieu Fee (ILF) program for the addition of the Otter Creek Site.
The Ducks Unlimited Inc. – Vermont ILF program serves as an alternative form of compensatory mitigation for aquatic resource impacts. The purpose of the proposed 169.98-acre Otter Creek Site is to provide wetland mitigation to compensate for wetland impacts within the Richelieu River Service Area.
The types of compensatory mitigation proposed to occur at the Otter Creek Site include restoration of 14.5 acres of wetland, preservation of 80.22 acres of wetland, preservation of 74.12 acres of upland buffer, and rehabilitation of 0.86 acres of upland buffer.
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 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-2009-01349.
Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than Jan. 27, 2022 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference file # NAE-2009-01349.
Release no. 21-058