Last Update: 9/3/09

Chapter 173-700 WAC

WETLAND MITIGATION BANKS

WAC Sections

PART I
OVERVIEW
Background and purpose.
Applicability.
Applicability to tribal banks.
Public records.
Definitions.
PART II
CERTIFICATION PROCESS
How do other laws and rules relate to banks?
Decision-making procedure.
Purpose of the prospectus.
Content of the prospectus.
Submittal of the prospectus.
Convening the interagency review team.
Purpose of the instrument.
Content of the instrument.
Preliminary review of the technical elements of the draft instrument.
Submittal of the draft instrument.
Review of the draft instrument.
Submittal of the final instrument.
Signatories of the instrument.
Dispute resolution process.
Review timelines.
Public notices.
Notification on the prospectus and proposed certification.
Public hearings.
PART III
BANK ESTABLISHMENT
Ecological design incentives.
Service area.
Considerations for determining service area size.
Site selection.
Buffers.
Credit description.
Types of credits.
Default method for determining credits.
Wetland credit conversion rates.
Considerations for determining credit conversion rates for wetland reestablishment, creation, rehabilitation, and enhancement.
Considerations for determining credit conversion rates for wetland preservation.
Considerations for determining high quality wetland systems.
Considerations for determining credit conversion rates for banks in urban areas.
Credit conversion rates for uplands and other habitats.
Considerations for determining credit conversion rates for uplands and other habitats.
Exceptions to credit conversion rates.
Using an alternative method to determine credits.
Schedule for the release of credits.
Credit release—Preconstruction.
Credit release—Postconstruction.
Credit release—Attainment of hydrologic performance standards.
Credit release—Final release.
Additional credit releases.
Performance standards.
Financial viability.
Financial assurances.
Financial assurances for construction.
Financial assurances for monitoring and maintenance.
Financial assurances for long-term management.
PART IV
BANK OPERATION
Monitoring plan.
Monitoring and as-built reporting.
Monitoring and maintenance.
Adaptive management plan.
Obtaining credit releases.
Ledger tracking and reporting.
Master ledger.
Random audits.
Long-term management plan.
Permanent protection.
PART V
USE OF BANK CREDITS
Use of bank credits.
Replacement ratios for debit projects.
Use of bank credits outside of the service area.
PART VI
COMPLIANCE WITH CERTIFICATION
Compliance with the terms of certification.
Remedial actions.
Compliance with required remedial actions.
Suspension of credit use.
PART VII
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ROLES
Role of the interagency review team.
Role of the signatories.
PART VIII
APPEALS
Appeals process.
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