Expiration date: 8/18/2019
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. proposes to establish and operate a compensatory mitigation site in the upper James River geographic service area (GSA). If approved, the mitigation site would be developed under the Sponsor’s ILF program instrument titled “South Dakota Aquatic Resource In-Lieu Fee Program” and approved on November 10, 2016. The Sponsor believes that the site will produce wetland credits (i.e., functional capacity units) that can be used to fulfill advance credit sales made in the upper James River GSA under the ILF program. At the time of this public notice, the Sponsor has sold 4.7 advance credits in the upper James River GSA. The Sponsor is obligated to acquire approval and construct a mitigation site to fulfill the advance credit sales by October 1, 2020. If the mitigation site is successful and produces more wetland credits than the amount of advance credits that must be fulfilled, the Sponsor may request that the surplus credits be released for sale. If surplus credits are released for sale, they may be sold to private and public entities who are required to provide compensatory mitigation as conditioned by a Department of the Army Permit. The proposed bank is located in the Southeast ¼ of Section 5, Township 121 North, Range 61 Brown County, South Dakota.