CONCORD, Mass. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is seeking comments on modifications proposed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to the state Natural Resources Conservation Program In-Lieu Fee (ILF) program for the addition of 13 individual projects.
Maine DEP is the sponsor of the ILF program which serves as an alternative form of compensatory mitigation for aquatic resource impacts. The 13 projects submitted as proposed additions to the ILF program instrument would provide compensatory wetland and stream mitigation for permitted
impacts to the following service areas: Aroostook Hills and Lowlands, Central Interior and Midcoast, and Southern Maine.
USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the Corps website at: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/74/docs/regulatory/PublicNotices/2020/10302020_MEILF_PN_2020.pdf
Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than Dec. 10, 2020, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Taylor Bell, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to Taylor.M.Bell@usace.army.mil. Please reference
file # NAE-2005-01143.
Release no. 20-144