Mitigation banking is a relatively new industry and the permitting of banks varies by state. The federal framework is uniform for all states, while the state framework may vary. Some states, while participating in the process defer to the federal regulations while other states are more active and will require a separate state issued permit. It is also important to understand the regulatory framework for the impacts (which are also dictated by the regulations) and how these impacts are then translated into the sale of credits.

Below is a brief list of regulatory and industry sources to learn more about the mitigation banking industry.

Selected state water management districts (Florida):

St. Johns Water Management District
Southwest Florida Water Management District
South Florida Water Management District

Federal Agencies:

U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, Jacksonville
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Environmental Protection Agency, Mitigation Banking

Industry Sources:

Ecosystem Marketplace
National Mitigation Banking Association