STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
COMPENSATORY MITIGATION FOR IMPACTS TO WETLANDS
67-9502. DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter:
(1) "Compensatory mitigation" means the restoration, re-establishment or rehabilitation, establishment or creation, enhancement, and in certain circumstances preservation of aquatic resources for the purpose of offsetting unavoidable adverse impacts that remain after all appropriate and practicable avoidance and minimization have been achieved.
(2) "Compensatory mitigation project" means compensatory mitigation implemented by the permittee as a requirement of a corps of engineers section 404 wetland permit, i.e., permittee-responsible mitigation, or by a mitigation bank, or an in-lieu fee program.
(3) "Impact" or "impacts" means adverse effects.
(4) "Mitigation rule" or "2008 mitigation rule" means the federal regulations promulgated by the United States army corps of engineers and the environmental protection agency, on April 28, 2008, pursuant to the federal clean water act, contained at 33 CFR parts 325 and 332 and 40 CFR part 230, and known as the 2008 compensatory mitigation for losses of aquatic resources rule.
(5) "Permittee" means any person making application for a federal clean water act section 404 permit from the United States army corps of engineers.
(6) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or agency, or public or private organization or entity of any character.
(7) "State agency" means each state board, commission, department or officer, but does not include the legislative or judicial branches, executive officers listed in section 1, article IV, of the constitution of the state of Idaho, in the exercise of powers derived directly and exclusively from the constitution, the state militia, or the state board of correction.
[(67-9502) 67-9302, added 2019, ch. 206, sec. 1, p. 633; am. and redesig. 2020, ch. 82, sec. 39, p. 213.]