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Interagency Review Team (IRT)

Under both the state’s wetland mitigation bank rule and the federal mitigation rule, wetland mitigation bank (bank) proposals are reviewed, evaluated, and negotiated by a team of agencies called the Interagency Review Team (IRT). The role of the IRT is to work with applicants to develop a mitigation banking instrument. The mitigation banking instrument outlines the terms and conditions of bank approval or certification. Some IRT members also oversee the establishment, use, and operation of the bank.

The IRT includes standing members who participate in discussions on all banks and invited members who participate in discussions and decision-making for specific banks.

Standing members of the IRT in Washington include staff from Ecology, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and US Environmental Protection Agency. Invited members include staff from local governments, appropriate tribes, the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, WA Department of Natural Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and NOAA Fisheries.
 

Standing Members of the IRT
 

WA Department of Ecology
Headquarters

SEA Program
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504
 

 

 

US Army Corps of Engineers
Regulatory Branch, Seattle District
4735 E Marginal Way S
PO Box C-3755
Seattle, WA 98124-2255
 

 

US Environmental Protection Agency
Region 10
1200 Sixth Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
 


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