Department of Ecology Seeks Public Comment on Wetland Mitigation Bank Rule

March 13, 2009 newsletter (PDF)

Proposed rule is intended to encourage wetland mitigation banking by providing an efficient, predictable statewide framework for the certification and operation of banks. After an 8-year process, including a 5-year pilot program and an extensive advisory group effort, the Washington State Department of Ecology proposed for public comment a new rule for purposes of establishing wetland mitigation banks. Ecology’s proposed rule (Chapter 173-700 WAC), including supporting materials, is available at: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/laws-rules/activity/wac173700.html.