STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
COMPENSATORY MITIGATION FOR IMPACTS TO WETLANDS
67-9503. LIMITATIONS. (1) No state agency, officer, or employee shall, as part of any action related to issuance of a federal clean water act section 404 permit, require mitigation for impacts to wetlands that is more stringent than federal compensatory mitigation requirements for impacts to wetlands under section 404 and the 2008 mitigation rule.
(2) The appropriate state agencies may assist the permittee as needed to meet the requirements of the 2008 mitigation rule, including identification of any compensatory mitigation project, when such mitigation is required by the United States army corps of engineers under the mitigation rule. No state agency shall mandate the type of compensatory mitigation project to be proposed to the United States army corps of engineers by a permittee, nor shall any state approval be unreasonably withheld from a permittee because of the type of compensatory mitigation project proposed.
(3) Individual federal clean water act section 404 permit applications and the associated draft section 401 certifications shall be timely posted on the department of environmental quality website.
(4) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to or modify the provisions of chapter 38, title 42, Idaho Code, regarding the alteration of channels of streams.
[(67-9503) 67-9303, added 2019, ch. 206, sec. 1, p. 634; am. and redesig. 2020, ch. 82, sec. 39, p. 214.]