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Wetland Mitigation Banks Database

Additional Financial Assurance Information:

Additional information about the financial assurances for the bank.
Additional Geographical Service Area Information: Additional information about the geographical service area of the bank.
Amount of Financial Assurance: Amount of financial assurances required from the bank sponsor.
Amount of Maintenance Assurance: Amount of required financial assurance for maintenance.
Assurance Length: Length of time that the financial assurances must be maintained.
Assurance Type: Description of the type of required financial assurance for the bank.
Available Credits: The number of credits available for release from the bank.
Available Credits Release Date: The date on which the number of available credits was determined.
Bank Client: General type of client who buys credits from the bank.
Bank Part of Regional Plan: Whether or not the bank is part of a regional plan.
Bank Sponsored by State DOT: Whether or not the bank is sponsored by a state department of transportation.
Bank Status:    
  Approved - Active: An approved bank that is authorized to sell credits.
  Approved - Soldout: An approved bank that has sold all of its credits.
  Approved - Inactive: An approved bank that is currently not authorized to sell credits due to a failure to meet performance goals, the expiration of financial assurances, or other such factors.
  Pending: A bank with a prospectus that has been submitted to the appropriate agency for review and approval.
  Expired: A bank that has been formally approved by the appropriate agency, but is never constructed and has not generated credits for sale.
Bank Type:    
  Private Commercial: A bank sponsored by a private entrepreneur with credits available for sale on the open market.
  Public Commercial: A bank sponsored by public entities to compensate for wetland losses caused by a combination of public works projects and private development.
  Combination Public/Private: A bank established by a combination of public and private agencies to compensate for permitted wetland losses. Credits may be available to public agencies or to the general public.
  Public: A bank sponsored by a federal, state, or local entity that sells credits only to other public agencies.
  Single-Client: A bank for which the sponsor is also the principal credit user or client.
Contingency Plans: List of contingency plans or remedial actions and responsibilities if the bank does not perform.
Credit Cost per Acre: The amount a credit costs per acre of wetland.
Credit Definition: How credits are defined or assessed.
Debiting Activities: Types of permitted activities that are authorized to debit the bank.
Definition Specified in Instrument: Whether or not the success criteria are specified in the instrument that established the bank.
Estimated Cost: The estimated cost for the long-term maintenance required for the bank.
Estimated Time: The estimated length of time that the long-term maintenance will occur.
Financial Assurances: Type of financial assurance required for bank establishment.
Geographic Service Area: The area that the bank serves.
Instrument Type: The type of instrument that authorized the establishment of the bank. MOA - Memorandum of Agreement, MOU - Memorandum of Understanding, Banking Instrument, Permit, Other.
Land Ownership: Entity that owns the land on which the bank is located.
Land Ownership Upon Closure: Entity that will own the bank after it closes.
Maintenance Assurance Length: Length of time that the financial assurances must be maintained.
Maintenance Criteria: List of criteria that a sponsor must meet to maintain the bank site.
Maintenance Date: Date or milestone for start of maintenance period.
Maintenance Entity: Entity responsible for long-term management.
Maintenance Obligations: Long-term obligations for monitoring and maintenance of the bank.
Mitigation Banking Instrument: The document that outlines the physical and legal characteristics of the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the wetland mitigation bank.
Monitoring Length: Length of monitoring period for the bank.
Nondebiting Uplands: Amount of upland acreage that cannot be used to generate credits.
Permit Number: Permit number of permit issued with respect to the bank.
Prior Withdrawn Credits: Whether or not credits can be sold before the bank is fully functioning.
Public Access: Whether or not the public will have access to the site following the end of the operational phase of the bank.
Real Estate Provisions: The type of legal protection required for the bank site. Also includes a description of the land ownership before the bank was established, i.e., agricultural land or state-owned land, and then the legal protection once the bank is established, i.e., fee title, title transfer, conservation easement.
Regional Plan Name: The name of the regional plan of which the bank is a part.
Remediation or Enforcement: Whether or not remedial or enforcement actions have been taken to correct operating deficiencies.
Remediation or Enforcement Type: Type of remediation or enforcement action taken at the bank.
Source of Funding: Source of funds for long-term maintenance.
Sponsor Activities: Activities required to be undertaken by the bank sponsor, such as restoration of hydrology or extensive planting.
Stream: Whether or not this bank provides stream mitigation.
Success Criteria: Criteria bank must meet to be deemed successful under the authorizing instrument.
Total Acreage: Acreage of bank including upland acreage (also known as buffers).
Total Credits: Number of credits authorized by the banking instrument to be issued for the bank.
Unavailable Credits: Number of credits unavailable for release from a bank, either because credits have been sold or because the bank is not yet authorized to release the credits.
Unavailable Credits Release Date: The date on which the number of unavailable credits was determined.
Upland Acreage: Amount of total acreage that consists of uplands.
Watershed: The watershed in which the bank is located.
Withdrawal Stages: A description of the stages or milestones when advanced withdrawal of the credits from the bank is permitted.
   

Umbrella Banks Database

   
Additional Financial Assurance Information: Any additional financial assurances information.
Additional Geographical Service Area Information: Additional information about the service area of the site.
Advance Sale Allowed: Whether or not credits can be sold before the bank is fully functioning.
Advance Sale Specifics: A description of the stages or milestones when advanced withdrawal is permitted.
Agreement Status:  
   Approved - Active: An approved site that is authorized to sell credits.
   Approved - Soldout: An approved site that has sold all of its credits.
   Approved - Inactive: An approved site that is currently not authorized to sell credits due to a failure to meet performance goals, the expiration of financial assurances, or other such factors.
   Pending: A site with a prospectus that has been submitted to the appropriate agency for review and approval.
   Expired: A site that has been formally approved by the appropriate agency, but is never constructed and has not generated credits for sale.
Agreement Type:    
   Private Commercial: A bank sponsored by a private entrepreneur with credits available for sale on the open market.
  Public Commercial: A bank sponsored by public entities to compensate for wetland losses caused by a combination of public works projects and private development.
  Combination Public/Private: A bank established by a combination of public and private agencies to compensate for permitted wetland losses. Credits may be available to public agencies or to the general public.
  Public: A bank sponsored by a federal, state, or local entity that sells credits only to other public agencies.
  Single-Client: A bank for which the sponsor is also the principal credit user or client.
Amount of Maintenance Assurance: Amount of required financial assurance for maintenance.
Assurance Length: Length of time that the financial assurances must be maintained.
Authorizing Legislation: Legislation that authorizes establishment of umbrella bank program in the state.
Available as of: The date on which the number of available credits was determined.
Available Credits: Number of credits available for release.
Contingency Plans: List of contingency plans or remedial actions and responsibilities if bank does not perform.
Credit Cost per Acre: The amount a credit costs per acre of wetland.
Credit Definition: How credits are defined or assessed for the bank.
Debiting Activities: Types of permitted activities that are authorized to debit the bank.
Estimated Cost: The estimated cost for the long-term maintenance required for the bank.
Estimated Time: The estimated length of time that the long-term maintenance will occur.
Financial Assurance for Long-Term Maintenance and Monitoring:
Type of financial assurance required for bank establishment.
Financial Assurance Type:
Description of the type of required financial assurance for the bank.
Funding Source: Source of funds for long-term maintenance of the bank.
Geographic Service Area: Areas that the site serves.
In-Kind/Out-of-Kind Specifications: Specifics found in the umbrella agreement with regards to in-kind/out-of-kind requirements for mitigating for loss of wetlands.
Instrument Type: Type of document that authorizes establishment of the site.
Land Ownership: Entity that owns the land on which the bank is located.
Length of Monitoring Period and/or Long-Term Management: The length of the monitoring period and/or long-term management for the bank sites.
Long-Term Land Ownership: Entity that will own the site after it closes.
Management Entity: Entity responsible for long-term management.
Maintenance Assurance Length: Length of time that the financial assurances must be maintained.
Maintenance Criteria: List of criteria that a sponsor must meet to maintain the bank site.
Maintenance Date: Date or milestone for start of maintenance period.
Maintenance Requirements: Long-term obligations for maintenance of the site.
Monitoring Length: Length of monitoring period.
 Monitoring Requirements: Long-term obligations for monitoring of the site.
Nondebiting Uplands: Amount of upland acreage that cannot be used to generate credits.
Permit Number: Permit number of permit issued with respect to the bank.
Public Access: Whether or not the public will have access to the site following the end of the operational phase of the site.
Real Estate Provisions: The type of legal protection required for the bank. Also includes a description of the land ownership before the bank was established, i.e., agricultural land or state-owned land, and then the legal protection once the bank is established, i.e., fee title, title transfer, conservation easement.
Remediation or Enforcement: Whether or not any remedial or enforcement actions have been taken to correct operating deficiencies.
Replacement Ratios: The proportional requirements for replacing wetlands that are permitted for fill.
Site Clients: List general type of client who buys credits from the site.
Site Selection Criteria: Criteria to be followed when selecting bank sites under the umbrella agreement.
Sites Used to Compensate for 404 Impacts: Whether or not the sites can be used to compensate for section 404 impacts.
Sold as of: The date on which the number of sold credits was determined.
Sold Credits: The number of credits that have been sold.
Specified in Instrument: Whether or not the success criteria are specified in the instrument that established the bank.
Sponsor Activities: Activities required to be undertaken by the bank sponsor, such as restoration of hydrology or extensive planting.
Stream: Whether or not this bank provides stream mitigation.
Success Criteria: Criteria site must meet to be deemed successful under the authorizing instrument.
Total Acreage: Acreage of site including upland acreage (also known as buffers).
Total Acres Approved: Total acreage for all sites approved under the umbrella agreement, including sold-out sites.
Total Credits: Number of credits authorized by the banking instrument.
Total Sites Approved: Total number of sites approved under the umbrella agreement, including sold-out sites.
Umbrella Banking Agreement: A banking instrument sponsored by a single entity to establish and operate a regional mitigation banking program with multiple bank sites.
Upland Acreage: Amount of total acreage that consists of uplands.
Upland Credit Availability: Whether or not credits can be given for uplands.
   

In-Lieu-Fee Database

 
Administrator: Entity that administers the in-lieu-fee program.
Completed Projects: In-lieu-fee mitigation sites where constuction has been completed, though the site may still be under monitoring requirements.
Date of Information: Date by which information on funding was obtained.
Delineated Service Areas: Does the program have delineated service areas.
Description of Service Area: Description of area that the in-lieu-fee program serves.
Entity Holding Fund: Entity responsible for collecting and spending in-lieu-fee funds.
Fee Amount Calculated: Explains how the fee amount is calculated and by whom it is collected.
Funds to Date: Amount of funds collected since inception of the in-lieu-fee program.
In-Lieu-Fee Agreement: The document that formally establishes an agreement between a regulatory agency (state, federal or local) and a single sponsor, generally a public agency or non-profit organization, whereby the mitigation sponsor agrees to undertake programmatic in-lieu-fee mitigation.
Legal Authority: Lists the legal authority for establishing the in-lieu-fee program.
Pending Projects: Mitigation sites that have been proposed but are not yet approved.
Permitted Expenditures: Categories of items on which the sponsor can spend the collected fees.
Program Type:  
  Corps: An in-lieu-fee program approved by and administered by the Corps.
  State: An in-lieu-fee program administered primarily by a state agency
  Local: An in-lieu-fee program administered primarily by a local entity, such as a county government.
Program Status:    
  Active: An agreement between a regulatory entity and a sponsor that has been approved by the parties to collect funds and provide compensatory mitigation. The sponsor may not yet have collected funds but is approved to do so.
  Pending: A proposed agreement between a regulatory entity and sponsor that has not yet been approved by the regulatory agency to collect funds and conduct mitigation.
Protection Mechanisms: The legal protection required for the in-lieu-fee sites.
Replacement Ratio: The required replacement ratio for the in-lieu-fee program.
Replacement Ratio Determined: Lists who determines the replacement ratio and/or explains how it is determined.
Sponsor: Entity that sponsors the in-lieu-fee program and undertakes the required mitigation.
Sponsor Requirements: Lists any requirements necessary for sponsoring an in-lieu-fee site.
Stream: Does this program accept mitigation for stream impacts.
Success Criteria: Criteria site must meet to be deemed successful under the authorizing instrument.
Total Acres of Permitted Losses: Total acres of impacted wetlands permitted to be mitigated through the in-lieu-fee program.
Total Acres Replaced: Total acres that have been restored, created, enhanced, or preserved under the in-lieu-fee program.
Total Feet of Permitted Losses: Total feet of impacted wetlands permitted to be mitigated through the in-lieu-fee program.
Total Feet Replaced: Total feet that have been restored, created, enhanced, or preserved under the in-lieu-fee program.
Cite: Environmental Law Institute. 2002. “Banks and Fees: The Status of Off-Site Wetland Mitigation In the United States” Washington, DC: Environmental Law Institute. <www.eli.org/Program_Areas/WMB>. July 2002.