News: Corps seeks comments on proposed changes to Oregon mitigation document
Story by Michelle Helms
PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requests public comments on a proposal from the Oregon Department of State Lands to modify the document which governs the statewide in-lieu fee program.
The in-lieu fee program involves restoration, establishment, enhancement, and/or preservation of aquatic resources through funds paid to a governmental or non-profit natural resources management agency. It provides a way for people to accomplish the compensatory mitigation required for some projects, which may be permitted by the Corps of Engineers.
A revised program document and detailed summary of the changes can be found at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/regulatory/home.asp, click on "New public notices."
Comments must be received no later than Nov. 13 and should be addressed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CENWP-OD-G, P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946. Comments can also be emailed to Jaimee.W.Davis@usace.army.mil.