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How is an ARM Fund payment calculated?

For a project involving wetland impacts, a payment into the ARM fund is based on the following three factors:

  • The cost that would have been incurred if a wetland of the same type was constructed at the ratios listed in Table 800-1, based on a price of $65,000 per acre of wetland created.
  • Geographically equalized land value for construction of a wetland based on the Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) equalization survey.
  • A 10 percent administrative cost for operation of the ARM Fund.

For a project involving stream or shoreline resource loss, a payment into the ARM fund is based on the following factors:

  • The cost that would have been incurred if a stream of the same type was restored at the ratios adopted by the department, based on a price of $200 per linear foot of channel or bank impacts or both,
  • An administrative assessment equal to 10 percent of the amount in paragraph I.

For a project that involves both stream and wetland impacts, the payment amount would be the combination of the two amounts.

A table within the ARM Fund CalculatorMicrosoft Excel Symbolprovides land values relative to the Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund. The table provides a land value for one acre of land in each town based on figures and calculations from the most recent DRA Equalization Survey.

Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund - Fee Calculator

The spreadsheet provided in the ARM Fund CalculatorMicrosoft Excel Symbolcan be used to auto calculate both the wetland and stream payment amounts. To determine the wetland payment, two amounts need to be provided by the user. The first value is the square footage of wetland or jurisdictional impact proposed for a project. The second value is the land value per acre for the town where the project is located. The land value figures in the spreadsheet provide this information. To determine a stream payment, the linear footage of impact along both banks and the channel need to be provided by the user.

The table provides land values relative to the Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund. The values are derived from the Department of Revenue Administration Equalization Survey. The table provides a land value for one acre of land in each town based on figures and calculations from the DRA Equalization Survey.

To determine the wetland payment, impact amounts need to be provided by the user in the areas highlighted in yellow. For a wetland payment, the first value is the square footage amount of wetland impact proposed for a project. The second value is a land value per acre of land in the town where the project is located. This value can be found in the left hand side table alphabetically listed by town. Once these two amounts are inserted, the total ARM Fund payment is automatically calculated and can be reviewed in the bottom portion of the table on the right.

To determine the stream payment, the proposed impacts to the right and left banks and the channel need to be inserted into the table. Once these amounts are inserted, the total ARM Fund payment is automatically calculated and can be reviewed in the bottom portion of the table on the right.

How do I determine in what HUC watershed my project is located?

Payments to the Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund are made and pooled together according to a modified hydrologic unit code (HUC) 8 watershed scale as developed by the U. S. Geological Survey. These areas have been modified in order to have nine Service Areas as shown on the "ARM Fund Service Areas" Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbolmap.

 

 

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