Quil Ceda Village Wetlands Program
Quil Ceda Village Wetlands Program is contained within the Engineering and Environmental Services division. Environmental Services provides technical and environmental oversight, and review of development proposals for infrastructure, utilities and lease agreements within Quil Ceda Village. Environmental services include administration of the QCV In-Lieu Fee Program, and environmentally sensitive area inventory and plan review.
Quil Ceda Village In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Program
On November 26, 2013, The Tulalip Tribes, US EPA, and US Army Corps of Engineers signed the program instrument for the first In-Lieu Fee Program for wetlands and aquatic area mitigation, in the nation. Under the program, lessees within Quil Ceda Village boundaries with proposed development impacts to aquatic areas including streams and wetlands, may apply to purchase mitigation credits to fulfill their Clean Water Act requirements, in-lieu of permittee responsible mitigation. This tool will allow for an ecological, watershed-based approach to wetland mitigation, under the 2008 Federal Mitigation Rule.