Upcoming Rate Schedules

New Buffer and Nutrient ILF Applications in Jordan Lake Upper New Hope and Lower New Hope Areas are Temporarily Suspended.  

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ILF Rate Updates

This page is used for posting upcoming rate adjustments pursuant to the rules in 15A NCAC 02R.   

Current Rates are posted at this location: Current Rate Schedules

Rate Adjustments

The Division of Mitigation Services sets rates for mitigation credits using Actual Cost Methods. Pursuant to 15A NCAC 02R .0402 the rate schedule for the DMS Statewide Stream and Wetland In-Lieu Fee Program is adjusted annually.  Pursuant to 15A NCAC 02R .0601, the rate schedule for the DMS Riparian Buffer In-Lieu Fee Program shall be adjusted annually and evaluated quarterly. Pursuant to 15A NCAC 02R .0602, the rate schedule for the DMS Nutrient Offset In-Lieu Fee Program shall be adjusted annually and evaluated quarterly. 

Statewide Stream & Wetland ILF Program Rates for Standard Service Areas 

Service Area Mitigation Type

DMS Rate Per Credit

(next update 7/1/2023)

Statewide Standard  Stream tbd
Statewide Standard  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) tbd
Statewide Standard  Coastal Wetlands tbd

Statewide Stream & Wetland ILF Program Rates for Premium Rate Areas (per 15A NCAC 02R .0402 (e))

Service Area

Mitigation Type

DMS Rate Per Credit

(next update 7/1/2023)

Catawba 03050102 and 03050103  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) tbd
Little Tennessee 06010203  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) tbd
Neuse 03020201   Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) tbd
Roanoke 03010104  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) tbd
White Oak 03030001  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) tbd
Yadkin 03040201  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) tbd

 

Riparian Buffer ILF Rates for Standard Service Areas

Service Area Mitigation Type

DMS Rate Per Credit

(next update 4/1/2023)

Standard Rate Areas

 Riparian Buffer (sq. ft.) $1.29

 Riparian Buffer ILF Rates for Premium Service Areas (per 15A NCAC 02R .0601 (c))

Service Area Mitigation Type

DMS Rate Per Credit

(next update 4/1/2023)

 Cape Fear Randleman

 Riparian Buffer

no change for 1/1/2023

 Cape Fear Jordan Lake Upper & Lower New Hope

 Riparian Buffer

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

$5.19 LNH and UNH for currently accepted requests

 Catawba

 Riparian Buffer

no change for 1/1/2023

 Goose Creek

 Riparian Buffer no change for 1/1/2023

 

Nutrient Offset Rates Per Credit

Service Area Nutrient

DMS Rate (per pound) next update 4/1/2023)

Jordan Lake Watershed- Haw Nitrogen no change for 1/1/2023
Jordan Lake Watershed- Haw Phosphorus no change for 1/1/2023
Jordan Lake Watershed- Upper & Lower New Hope Nitrogen & Phosphorus

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

rates for currently accepted requests are N-$120.72 and P-$640.31 

Neuse Program (03020202, 03020203, 03020204) Nitrogen no change for 1/1/2023
Neuse 03020201 Outside Falls Lake Watershed Nitrogen $31.67
Neuse- Falls Lake Watershed Nitrogen no change for 1/1/2023
Neuse- Falls Lake Watershed Phosphorus no change for 1/1/2023
Tar-Pamlico Basin Nitrogen $11.72
Tar-Pamlico Basin Phosphorus $171.92