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Title 17E
Chapter 17E.070
Section 17E.070.140

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.070 Wetlands Protection

Section 17E.070.140 Mitigation Banking

Mitigation banking shall be consistent with chapter 90.84 RCW. Credits from a wetland mitigation bank may be approved for use as compensation for unavoidable impacts when:

  1. The bank is certified under chapter 173-700 WAC;

  2. The director, in consultation with the Department of Ecology, determines that the wetland mitigation bank provides appropriate compensation for the authorized impacts; and

  3. The proposed use of credits is consistent with the terms and conditions of the bank’s certification.

Replacement ratios for projects using bank credits shall be consistent with replacement ratios specified in the bank’s certification.

Credits from a certified wetland mitigation bank may be used to compensate for impacts located with the service area specified in the bank’s certification. In some cases, the service area of the bank may include portions of more than one adjacent drainage basin for specific wetland functions.

Date Passed: Monday, June 19, 2017

Effective Date: Sunday, July 30, 2017

ORD C35508 Section 13