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SPK-2012-00286; In-Lieu Fee Program Establishment within the California Boundaries of Sacramento District

Published Oct. 10, 2014

Sacramento District

SUBJECT: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (Corps) in cooperation with an Interagency Review Team (IRT) has signed the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Sacramento District California In-Lieu Fee Program Enabling Instrument. The IRT consists of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX; the National Marine Fisheries Service, West Coast Region; the California State Water Resources Control Board; the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board; and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. This establishes an In-Lieu Fee Program as a compensatory mitigation option in portions of California within the Sacramento District. This Program will consolidate fees collected by NFWF and apply these fees to develop compensatory mitigation projects serving high priority aquatic resource needs within each service area.

AUTHORITY: This In-Lieu Fee Program is established consistent with 33 CFR Parts 325 and 332 and 40 CFR Part 230 (Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources).

SPONSOR: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Attn: Stephanie Tom Coupe, 90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1010, San Francisco, California 94105

PROGRAM AREA: The In-Lieu Fee Program Area is defined as the boundary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District within California. The Program Area contains 29 service areas that serve as a compensatory mitigation option to off-set impacts to vernal pools and other waters of the U.S. (Figures 1 and 2).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you have questions or need additional information please visit the Sponsor’s website at, or contact the Sponsor’s Impact-Directed Environmental Accounts Senior Director Stephanie Tom Coupe at or the Corps' project manager Mr. James Robb, 916-557-7610,

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