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Antidegradation

Antidegradation limits incremental lowering of water quality in lakes, rivers, and wetlands when applied during a permit review process. Any lowering of water quality must be found to be necessary to avoid substantial economic and social impacts. However, the surface water’s uses and values established in State law, such as swimming, boating, and fishing, must always be maintained and protected. Also included among those uses and values are the use of a surface water by fish, wildlife, and other living things, as well as the physical habitat that supports aquatic life. 

Administrative Review and Permitting Process for Wetland Permit Applications

Information on Administrative Review

What is administrative review?  It is an initial check to see if the form has been filled out, required documents submitted, and fees are correct.  Around 60% of all applications do not pass the initial check!  To make sure your application makes the first cut, use the below check list before submitting your application.

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