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Final Guidance for Determining Net Ecological Benefit

Publication number Date Published
19-11-079July 2019
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Author(s) Water Resources Program
Description The 2018 Streamflow Restoration law (Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 6091), now codified primarily in chapter 90.94 RCW, requires the Department of Ecology (Ecology) to determine that a Net Ecological Benefit (NEB) will result prior to adopting:
• Watershed plan updates as required under RCW 90.94.020.
• Watershed restoration and enhancement plans as required under RCW 90.94.030.
• Water resource mitigation pilot projects under RCW 90.94.090.

This guidance establishes Ecology’s interpretations of NEB.
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Keywords streamflow, guidance, ESSB 6091, Net Ecological Benefit, Chapter 90.94 RCW, Streamflow Restoration
WEB PAGE Streamflow Restoration

Interim Guidance for Determining Net Ecological Benefit for streamflow restoration planning and mitigation pilots