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File #: AB2022-440    Version: 1
Type: Request for Motion Status: Discussed and Motion(s) Approved
File created: 7/28/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 8/9/2022 Final action: 8/9/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Request for a Motion to grant the City of Bellingham notice to proceed in applying for a Major Project Permit for their Umbrella Mitigation Bank
Attachments: 1. Staff Memo, 2. PowerPoint Presentation
Related files: AB2022-441
Department Planning and Development Services Department

Primary Contact Email:    cstrong@co.whatcom.wa.us <mailto:cstrong@co.whatcom.wa.us>                     

 

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Request for a Motion to grant the City of Bellingham notice to proceed in applying for a Major Project Permit for their Umbrella Mitigation Bank

 

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SUMMARY STATEMENT OR LEGAL NOTICE LANGUAGE:

 

The City of Bellingham requests that, after reviewing their proposed Umbrella Mitigation Bank prospectus, the County Council moves to grant them a Notice to Proceed to apply for a Major Project Permit. The City of Bellingham is developing an Umbrella Mitigation Bank to provide ecologically functional mitigation to offset permitted wetland and aquatic resource and buffer impacts within its jurisdiction and the region. The proposed service area for the bank is approximately 82,543 acres in size (129 square miles) and represents 9% of Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 1.

 




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