Mitigation Bankers, Former Florida Official Criticize State’s CWA 404 Plan

November 6, 2020
Wetlands mitigation bankers and a former Florida state environment chief are raising concerns to EPA about the state’s proposal to assume Clean Water Act (CWA) section 404 permitting from the Army Corps of Engineers, with the bankers urging greater parity between state and federal mitigation requirements and the former state official opposing assumption. In recently filed written comments, the Ecological Restoration Business Association (ERBA) says it supports regulatory streamlining and recognizes the unique position of states to best understand how...

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