Title 17E Environmental Standards
Chapter 17E.070 Wetlands Protection
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:
The bank is certified under chapter 173-700 WAC;
The director, in consultation with the Department of Ecology, determines that the wetland mitigation bank provides appropriate compensation for the authorized impacts; and
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