This page, Make ILF Payments to DFG, is part of
This page, Make ILF Payments to DFG, is offered by

Make ILF Payments to DFG

Please read the necessary procedures for making ILF payments to DFG.

Department of Fish and Game

Online

DFG Contact Information View 

The Details of Make ILF Payments to DFG

What you need for Make ILF Payments to DFG

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) – not DFG – determines both the amount of compensatory mitigation required to off-set project impacts to federally-regulated aquatic resources and approves whether an applicant for a Corps permit may satisfy their obligation to provide required mitigation (in whole or part) by making an in-lieu fee (ILF) payment.  In such cases, the Corps will issue a written permit authorization that identifies the nature and scope of project impacts to the applicable types of aquatic resources.  This information is reflected in an attachment entitled “Massachusetts In-lieu Fee Project Impact Worksheet.”  The Corps written permit authorization also identifies the amount of the required ILF payment to be made by the permittee to DFG to satisfy the permittee’s mitigation obligation under the Corps permit.  The ILF payment amount represents the cost of purchasing credit(s) from DFG’s ILFP which, in turn, is based on the applicable $/square foot/per acre or $/linear foot fees established by DFG in its Program Instrument.  See DFG’s Fact Sheet on its ILFP fees (Updated January, 2016) for more detail.  The Corps sends a copy of the above described Corps written permit authorization to DFG.  

The Corps written permit authorization instructs the permittee to send a cashier’s check or bank draft to:  

Brian Kelter
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Department of Fish and Game
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114

The check must be made out to “Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Fish and Game Environmental Mitigation Expendable Trust,” and include the Corps’ permit number and the statement: “For ILF account only.” The check must also be accompanied by the above referenced “Massachusetts In-lieu Fee Project Impact Worksheet” to ensure proper crediting.  No work may be performed under the Corps permit until the Corps and the permittee receive a written verification from DFG that the ILF payment has been deposited by DFG in its ILFP program account.   This DFG verification is called a “Notice of Sale of ILFP Mitigation Credits” for the specified Corps permit and confirms in writing that DFG has received the required ILF payment from the permittee and DFG’s resulting sale of credit(s) to compensate for the project impacts.  DFG’s Notice of Sale of ILFP Credits concludes with the statement that, by selling the specified credits, the legal responsibility for implementing the compensatory mitigation associated with the permittee’s purchase of credits has been transferred to DFG.

For more information on the Corps compensatory mitigation requirements, including its description of DFG’s ILFP, go to: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Mitigation.aspx

How to pay Make ILF Payments to DFG

The Corps written permit authorization instructs the permittee to send a cashier’s check or bank draft to:  

Brian Kelter
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Department of Fish and Game
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114

 

More info for Make ILF Payments to DFG

 

 

Contact for Make ILF Payments to DFG

Address
251 Causeway St., #400, Boston, MA 02114
Online
DFG Contact Information View 
Fax
(617) 626-1505
Feedback