Or. Admin. R. 141-085-0730 - Establishment of Mitigation Credits

(1) Credit Options. Credits can be established by using:
(a) The minimum mitigation requirements as stated in OAR 141-085-0692 with adjustments, as appropriate; or
(b) By applying a function based credit accounting method approved by the Department. Credits within a bank are determined by the difference between the baseline conditions of the bank prior to restoration, enhancement or creation activities, and the increased functions and values of the water resources of this state that result, or are expected to result, from those activities.
(2) Bonus Credits. Bonus credits may be recognized, at the discretion of the Department in consultation with the IRT, to cover the reasonable costs of the addition of long-term stewardship provisions to existing banks that were approved without such measures.
(3) Buffer Area Credits. Credits may be granted for buffers at the discretion of the Department. Such buffers will be subject to appropriate administrative site protection pursuant to OAR 141-085-0695.
(4) Wetland Credits for Non-Wetland Areas. The Department may recognize wetland credits for improvement of non-wetlands such as in-stream channel habitat, riparian floodplains, non-wetland inclusions in wetland/upland mosaics, and other ecosystem components that provide ecological benefits to a larger wetland bank.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 141-085-0730
DSL 1-2009, f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 3-1-09; DSL 8-2009, f. 12-15-09 cert. ef. 1-1-10; DSL 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-11; DSL 2-2019, amend filed 03/28/2019, effective 4/1/2019

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 196.825 & 196.600 - 196.692

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 196.600 - 196.692 & 196.795 - 196.990

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