A Message from David Urban, NMBA President
November 18, 2012
The Army Corps of Engineers issues new directive to significantly step up enforcement of mitigation bank credits as the preferred method for achieving compensatory mitigation.
The Association has worked hard to assure that selection of mitigation respects the preference for mitigation banks, and that permit decisions clearly document review of mitigation choices. As of late October, 2010, the Corps has instructed its Districts to carefully document selection of mitigation, including an explanation of how the decision is in compliance with the preference for mitigation banks in the 2008 Mitigation Regulations.
The Corps memo and reporting templates can be found on the NMBA’s website.