Nutrient Offset Process ...learn more
Customers are encouraged to consult the Division of Water Resources Non-Point Source Branch Web pages for detailed information on nutrient offset payments, applicable rules and reporting requirements early in their site planning process. Participation in the EEP Nutrient Offset Program is voluntary. Applicants wishing to access EEP’s Nutrient Offset Program must complete and submit the nutrient offset payment request form.
All requests to make a payment must be accompanied by a copy of the letter from the local government verifying the buy-down requirements, as well as a signed statement of compliance with SL 2009-337 and SL 2011-343. Before accepting any nutrient payment, EEP is required to consider the financial, temporal and technical ability of the program to satisfy the mitigation request.
Once EEP has agreed to accept payment, applicants will be notified in writing by EEP's In-Lieu Fee Program Coordinator. EEP cannot accept a payment until an EEP acceptance letter has been issued.