In-Lieu Fee Mitigation: Review of Program Instruments and Implementation Across the Country

169 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2020

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Rebecca Kihslinger

Environmental Law Institute

Christina Libre

Environmental Law Institute

Kathryn Ma

Environmental Law Institute

Erin Okuno

University of Miami School of Law

Royal C. Gardner

Stetson University - Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy

Date Written: July 2019

Abstract

Nationwide, in-lieu fee (ILF) programs provide a significant percentage of the compensatory mitigation available to offset permitted impacts to aquatic resources. This comprehensive report outlines the range of practice in ILF mitigation and describes innovative approaches across the country. The aim of this report is to support the development of effective mitigation programs by enhancing the capacity of state/local/tribal governments and others to develop or oversee ILF programs.

Keywords: compensatory mitigation, Clean Water Act, wetlands, streams, in-lieu fee programs

JEL Classification: K32, Q2, Q25, Q28

Suggested Citation

Kihslinger, Rebecca and Libre, Christina and Ma, Kathryn and Okuno, Erin and Gardner, Royal C., In-Lieu Fee Mitigation: Review of Program Instruments and Implementation Across the Country (July 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3619484 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3619484

Rebecca Kihslinger (Contact Author)

Environmental Law Institute ( email )

2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Christina Libre

Environmental Law Institute ( email )

2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Kathryn Ma

Environmental Law Institute ( email )

2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Erin Okuno

University of Miami School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

Royal C. Gardner

Stetson University - Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707-3299
United States

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