FISH AND GAME CODE
1850. On or before January 1, 2002, the department shall establish
an updated data base of all existing and operating wetlands
mitigation banks that sell credits to the public in California. To
the extent feasible, the department shall use all existing
information in compiling this data base and shall utilize the CERES
Environmental Data Catalog to make this information available to the
public. The department shall update this data base on an annual basis
and shall include all relevant information required by Section 1851.
1851. On or before January 1, 2002, and biennially thereafter, the
department shall review the data base and the data catalog described
in Section 1850, and shall provide a report to the Legislature with a
description and the status of each existing wetlands mitigation bank
site in operation as of January 1, 2001, and each mitigation bank
site approved thereafter. The report shall include, but not be
limited to, all of the following information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of the person or
agency who created the wetlands mitigation bank site.
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the wetlands
mitigation bank operator and the address or other appropriate
physical description of the location of the wetlands mitigation bank
(c) The date the wetlands mitigation bank site was created.
(d) A description of the wetlands mitigation bank site's service
(e) A description of existing habitat functions at the wetlands
mitigation bank site prior to its development as a wetlands
mitigation bank site.
(f) The type of financial assurances secured by the wetlands
mitigation bank operator to ensure management of the wetlands
mitigation bank site in perpetuity.
(g) Whether goals were established for the wetlands mitigation
bank site and what percentage of those goals have been achieved.
(h) Utilizing existing information compiled by the United States
Army Corps of Engineers or other federal agencies, the number of
wetlands acres and habitat functions created at the bank site.
(i) The number of credits issued and to whom.
(j) An assessment of the biological productivity of the created
(k) Utilizing existing information that is publicly available
within the records of state or federal agencies, a comparison of the
wetlands acreage and habitat functions that were created at the bank
site and those that were lost as a result of the permitted projects
for which credits were obtained.
1852. This article shall not be implemented until sufficient funds
for its implementation have been appropriated in the annual Budget
Act or other legislation.
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