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In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Workshop

Funded by:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wetland Program Development Grant

Facilitated by:
the Environmental Law Institute

July 13-14, 2016
Dakota Lodge, Thompson County State Park
West St. Paul, MN

Workshop Materials

 

Day One, Wednesday, July 13

 
Welcome
  • Rebecca Kihslinger, Environmental Law Institute
  • Leslie Day, US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District
  • Tim Smith, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
Session I: Regulatory Developments/Review of Corps/EPA Report on Mitigation Since the Rule
  • Steve Martin, Institute for Water Resources (PowerPoint)
  • Palmer Hough, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (PowerPoint)
  • Dana Hicks Oregon Department of State Lands (PowerPoint)

Session II: Understanding and Applying the Watershed Approach for ILF Programs
  • Nick Miller,The Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin Chapter (PowerPoint forthcoming)
  • Lori Sommer, New Hampshire Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund (PowerPoint)

Session III: ILF Program Instrument Review
  • Erin Okuno, Stetson University College of Law (PowerPoint)

Session IV: Establishing Fee Schedules (I)
  • Devin Schenk, The Nature Conservancy, Ohio Chapter (PowerPoint)
  • Dana Hicks, Oregon Department of State Lands (PowerPoint)

Session V: Establishing Fee Schedules (II)
  • Michael Ellison, North Carolina Division of Mitigation Services (Handout)
  • Gail Terzi, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District (PowerPoint)

Session VI: Managing Risk and Uncertainty
  • Vinny Pero, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District (PowerPoint)
  • Megan McNeil, King County (PowerPoint)

Session VII: Small Group Roundtables
  • Streams -- Michael Ellison, North Carolina Division of Mitigation Services
  • Data Management -- Karen Johnson, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Chapter
  • RIBITS -- Steve Martin, Institute for Water Resources
  • Standard Operating Procedures -- Vinny Pero, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District

 

Day Two, Thursday, July 14


Session VIII: Individual Project Approval: Challenges and Solutions
  • Steve Martin, Institute for Water Resources (PowerPoint)
  • Karen Johnson, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Chapter (PowerPoint)
  • Dave Mitchell, Great Land Trust (PowerPoint)

Session IX: Calculating and Securing Financial Assurances

  • Steve Martin, Institute for Water Resources (PowerPoint)
  • Bob Polin, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (PowerPoint)

Session X: Calculating and Financing Long-Term Management Funding

Session XI: Program Evaluations and Audits

  • Amy Streitwieser, Environmental Law Institute (PowerPoint)
  • Gail Terzi, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District (PowerPoint)

Session XII: Practitioners Panel of Experts

  • Karen Johnson, Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund
  • Steve Martin, Institute for Water Resources
  • Palmer Hough, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Session XIII: Sponsoring an ILF Program

  • Rebecca Kihslinger, Environmental Law Institute

Wrap-Up and Closing Statements

  • Rebecca Kihslinger, Environmental Law Institute

 

Additional Resources

 

Templates:

Financial Assurances:

Long-Term Management:

Louisville, Nashville, Memphis, and Huntington Districts Letter of Permission for Projects in Kentucky

Example In-Lieu Fee Program Instruments