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Ecosystem Enhancement Program - Annual Inflation Adjustment

Ecosystem Enhancement Program

 

EEP

 

EEP In-Lieu Fee Coordinator Contact Information

 

 MITIGATION APPLICANTS

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ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT FOR INFLATION

PER 15A NCAC 02R .0402 and 02B .0269

Pursuant to15A NCAC 02R .0402(d) the fee schedule for the EEP Statewide Stream and Wetland In-Lieu Fee Program shall be adjusted annually for inflation.  The following fee schedule  became effective on July 1, 2014 and reflects an increase of 1.8 percent over the previous year's fee schedule for wetlands and streams based on the adjustment procedure specified by rule.  

Pursuant to15A NCAC 2B .0269, the fee schedule for the EEP Riparian Buffer Mitigation ILF Program shall be adjusted annually for inflation. The following fee schedule for riparian buffer mitigation became effective on Jan. 31, 2014 and will remain in effect until the next annual rate adjustment occurs. This fee reflects a 2.7-percent increase over the previous fee schedule for buffer mitigation, based on the adjustment procedure specified by rule.
 

Table: 2014-2015 Statewide Stream & Wetland/2014 Riparian Buffer Fees 

Fee Category Credit Unit Fee per Unit
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(Lower Fee HUs)
Fee per Unit
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(Lower Fee HUs)
 Riparian Buffer  square foot  $1.05  $1.05
 Stream  linear foot  $381  $289
 Riparian Wetland  acre  $69,736  $39,428
 Nonriparian Wetland  acre  $50,313  $25,874
 Coastal Wetland  acre  $171,544  $171,544

Note that fees for wetlands mitigation required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the N.C. Division of Water Resources or the N.C. Division of Coastal Management authorizations are calculated in increments of 0.25 acres as required by state rules. There is a flat fee for each increment of 0.25 acres; as such, amounts less than 0.25 acres are invoiced at the quarter-acre fee; amounts between 0.25 and 0.50 acres are invoiced at the half-acre fee.  Invoices are issued by the ILF Program Coordinator.

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