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    Pittsburgh Service Area:

    Upper Ohio-Beaver (HUC 050301) – including the portion of the Little Muskingum-Middle Island (HUC 05030201) above the Hannibal Locks and Dam within the Pittsburgh District

    • 16.0 wetland credits available, cost is $65,000 per acre.
    • 93,061 stream credits available, cost is $330 per linear foot

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    The Stream + Wetlands Foundation’s Pittsburgh in-lieu fee program (ILFP) will operate in two service areas in east and southeast Ohio within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pittsburgh District. The ILFP will provide third-party compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts to wetlands delineated as waters of the United States and waters of the State of Ohio. More particularly, the ILFP will be used to satisfy the compensatory wetlands mitigation requirements of permits issued under Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act, the Ohio Isolated Wetlands Permit Program (ORC 6111), and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. This ILF program does not seek to provide mitigation for stream impacts at this time. However, we reserve the right to request a modification of the instrument to include compensatory mitigation for impacts to streams located within the Ohio portion of the Pittsburgh Corps District.

    The goal of the proposed in-lieu fee program is to provide for no-net loss of wetland acreage and aquatic functions for wetlands within Ohio watersheds in the Pittsburgh District. Temporal loss of functions and values will be offset by the use of mitigation ratios as determined by the appropriate regulatory agencies. This Instrument addresses the required elements for operating an ILFP consistent with federal and state requirements including those set forth in 33 CFR Part 332.

Stream and Wetland In-Lieu Fee Mitigation with in the Upper Ohio-Beaver 6-digit (HUC 050301)


Pittsburgh District

S+W operates one in-lieu fee (ILF) 6-digit service area, the Upper Ohio Beaver (HUC 050301) – including the portion of the Little Muskingum-Middle Island (HUC 05030201) above the Hannibal Locks and Dam within the Pittsburgh DistrictU.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The ILF provides no-net loss of wetland acreage and aquatic functions for wetlands within Ohio watersheds in the Pittsburgh District. Temporal loss of functions and values will be offset using mitigation ratios as determined by the appropriate regulatory agencies. This Instrument addresses the required elements for operating an ILF program consistent with federal and state requirements including those set forth in 33 CFR Part 332.

Pittsburgh Service Area

Wetland Mitigation Credits Available:

Service Area 6-Digit HUC Credits Available Cost Per Credit
Upper Ohio-Beaver 050301 16.0 $65,000

Stream Mitigation Credits Available:

Service Area 6-digit HUC Credits Available Cost Per Linear Foot
Upper Ohio-Beaver 050301 93,061 $330

Additional Details About This Program

The ILF program will provide third-party compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts to wetlands delineated as waters of the United States and waters of the State of Ohio. More particularly, the ILF will be used to satisfy the compensatory wetlands mitigation requirements of permits issued under Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act, the Ohio Isolated Wetlands Permit Program (ORC 6111), and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

 

Have Questions About Pittsburgh District ILF Service Areas?

For impacts to non-jurisdictional waters, the service area is as follows:

For impacts to isolated Category 1 wetlands of any size and isolated Category 2 wetlands authorized under a level 1 review, the service area  includes the entire Ohio portion of the Corps District where impacts are located(ORC §6111.022);

For impacts to isolated Category 2 wetlands greater than 0.5 acre and isolated Category 3 wetlands of any size, the service area  will encompass the 6-digit HUC service areas defined above for jurisdictional waters.

Compensatory mitigation of impacts outside the service areas can be considered by the permitting agencies on a case-by-case basis consistent with applicable state and federal regulations and laws, including 33 CFR §325, 33 CFR §332, ORC §6111, and Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) §3745-1-54

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