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Title: Letter 2/23/1998 attached Slide Show
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Abstract: Letter 2/23/1998 attached Slide Show, From Bob Kessler To Buddy Blain
General Note: Box 11, Folder 2 ( 17th Annual Water Management Seminar - 1998 ), Item 7
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FOSTER WHEELER ENVIRONMENTAL CORPORATION



23 February 1998







Mr. Buddy Blain
801 South Blvd.
Tampa, Fla 33606

Subject: 17th Annual Water Management Seminar

Dear Buddy,

It was good to see you again at the seminar. Hope all is going well for you. Enclosed is a copy of
my slide presentation for your notebook.

If I can be of assistance in putting together a mitigation bank project for you or any of your
clients, please contact me. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future at other
functions.

Sincerely,


Bob Kessler
Manager, National Mitigation Bank Program

enclosure


759 SOUTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY, SUITE 100, STUART, FL 34994-2936
TEL: 561-781-3400 FAX: 561-781-3411


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Federal Mitigation
Bank Program

"Angel or Demon"
Presented by
Robert N. Kessler






Purpose


*To satisfy mitigation requirements of the
Clean Water Act Sec. 404 and wetland
conservation provisions of the Land
Security Act, swamp buster provisions
(agriculture required to mitigate)
SReplace wetland functions
*No net loss


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Benefits



*Streamlining the permit evaluation
process

SProviding more effective unit for
authorized impacts


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Implementation


Agencies are encouraged to:
+ Establish banks; and
*Appropriate use of mitigation to offset
wetland impacts







Legislation
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SFederal EPA Guidelines were issued
Nov. 1995 Effective Dec. 28, 1995
*States with Banking Rules (17):


Florida
Alaska
Delaware
N. Dakota
S. Carolina
Tennessee


New Jersey
Colorado
Oregon
Illinois
Montana
Louisiana


Texas
Washington
California
Maryland
Wyoming


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Legislation (Cont.)
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*4 states pending banking rules
*40 banks commercial are approved (25-
30 operational)
* 50-75 proposed







Definition


* MITIGATION BANKING provides land owners,
developers, environmentalists, and regulators the
opportunity to join together in making responsible,
ecosystem driven decisions about the future of local,
regional, and national wetland resources. The banking
process allows for the creation, enhancement, restoration,
and preservation of wetlands. It also involves the
establishment of wetland functional values prior to the
occurrence of permitted unavoidable wetland impacts.
Mitigation Banks provide scientifically sound alternative
means of compensating for impacts to those established
wetland functional values in a watershed area.


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Goals
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* Economically efficient
* Flexible mitigation opportunities
* Compensation for wetland functional
losses
* May address watershed management
plans
SOther resource assets







Site Locations
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SPrivately-owned
land
SPublicly-owned
land
SFederal land
SState land
STribal land


* Locally owned
* Wildlife
management areas
+ National & State
forests
+ Parks & recreation
areas


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Site Selection Criteria


*Supplemental to public programs) already
planned or in place
* Hydrological conditions
* Proximity to existing protected lands
* Development pressure in the service area
or water shed
SDelta available
+ Threatened and endangered species
habitat


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Ecosystem Management Concept
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Private lands
Basin Driven
Stormwater issue
Wetland function
Threatened &
endangered species


SDevelopment
pressure
* Public use
* Partnership concept
* Trust funds
* Stewardship


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Public Lands


SPrivate financing
* Support public projects
* Effect of planned or in place
+ Revenue to restore and purchase other
lands






States Lack of Guidance
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Functional value assessments
+ Ratios
Credit release schedules
Stewards
+ Processing
+ MBRT Team
Training
District's water use programs
Western water law






Federal Agencies in Conflict


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* FWS National Policy
SBLM
+COE Projects/Programs
STNC
+ Audubon





Federal/State Conflicting
Regulations
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*Sec. 373.4135 encourages Florida Water
Management Districts to develop banks
SDistricts not in concert
SFederal restudy program in conflict with
District banks
SRevenue "pie" -- I want my piece


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Food for Thought
About Bank Program


* Funding to restore/purchase wetlands
* Wetland sustainability
+ Compliance
+ Basin management
+ Supplement program for wetland land
protection
* Combine wetland development, water storage
+ Public needs




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