Proposed Revision of New England District Compensatory Mitigation Guidance
This notice concerns guidance for compensatory mitigation for impacts to aquatic resources associated with Department of the Army permits in New England. Both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have a national goal of no overall net loss of wetland functions. This goal is achieved through mitigation of aquatic resource impacts. Mitigation includes a sequence of avoidance, minimization, and finally compensation. This proposal does not alter that sequencing in any way; however, the terms “mitigation” and “compensation” are here used interchangeably to refer to compensatory mitigation.
Public Comment Period
Begins: March 3, 2015
Ends: May 4, 2015