Wetland and stream mitigation credits; dam removal credits.
Wetland and stream mitigation credits; dam removal
credits. Provides the Department of Environmental Quality the
authority to allow applicants for permits with stream mitigation
requirements to satisfy all or part of the requirements through dam
removal credits generated in the same or adjacent stream or watershed
basin. A dam removal credit is defined in the bill as a credit generated
through the removal of a significant obstruction, which is also defined
in the bill. The bill includes certain requirements with which the
applicant must comply in order to use dam removal credits from an
adjacent river watershed.
Bill Patron: Bulova
(House) Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources February 15, 2022