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Laws and Regulations -- Current Legislation -- Wetlands Issues

View Resource Funding Wetland Projects

Once you?ve decided to take on a wetland protection, restoration, or management project, funding may become an issue. Many state, tribal, and local governments, as well as some well-established n...
View Resource Mitigation Banking Factsheet: Compensating for Impacts to Wetlands and Streams

A mitigation bank is a wetland, stream, or other aquatic resource area that has been restored, established, enhanced, or (in certain circumstances) preserved for the purpose of providing compensation...
View Resource National Wetlands Mitigation Action Plan

In response to independent critiques of the effectiveness of wetland compensatory mitigation for authorized losses of wetlands and other waters under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the...
View Resource Section 401 Certification and Wetlands

Section 401 Certification and Wetlands This fact sheet describes State and eligible Tribal authority under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). It also discusses how EPA can assist States and...
View Resource Society of Wetland Scientists

The Society of Wetland Scientists supports wetland mitigation banking to improve mitigation success and contribute to the goal of no net loss of wetlands. Banked wetlands are systems that have been...
View Resource State or Tribal Assumption of the Section 404 Permit Program

The Clean Water Act provides States and Tribes the option of assuming administration of the Federal Section 404 permit program in certain waters within State or Tribal jurisdiction. This fact sheet...
View Resource State, Tribal, Local, and Regional Roles in Wetlands Protection

States, Tribes, regional, and local governments are becoming more interested and active in comprehensive wetlands protection through the authorities granted to them in existing legislation. This fact...
View Resource Using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund

In 1987, Congress amended the Clean Water Act and created the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) to finance projects that improve water quality. The 51 individual revolving funds combine...
View Resource Wetland Monitoring and Assessment: A Technical Framework

The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that states and tribes monitor and report on the condition of all waters of the United States, including jurisdictional wetlands. Scientists and resource managers...
View Resource Wetland Regulatory Authority

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes a program to regulate the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States, including wetlands. Activities in waters of the...
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