N.C. Ecosystem Enhancement Program

New, revised or re-submitted In-Lieu Fee requests for wetlands, streams, and riparian buffer mitigation are considered weekly. To request mitigation credit through the EEP ILF Program, applicants or their agents should complete the In-Lieu Fee Request Form (Non-DOT). Forms should be completed as completely as possible and include impacts for which EEP mitigation is needed as well as a map to verify project location.

EEP staff typically meets each Tuesday afternoon to consider these requests. Considered in this review are the financial, temporal and technical ability of the program to satisfy the mitigation request. EEP will provide applicants with a written response as soon as possible following these weekly meetings. Acceptance letters are valid for nine months from the issue date. If EEP does not receive the associated permits within that period, applicants should request to renew their acceptance by completing a new form, indicating it is a renewal of an expired acceptance, and submit it to the ILF Program Coordinator.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact EEP In-Lieu Fee Coordinator Kelly Williams at Kelly.Williams@ncdenr.gov or by phone at 919-716-1921.

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