The Mitigation Service Area (MSA) is located within Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and Palm Beach County south and west of a line commencing at the Atlantic Ocean and proceeding westward along the southern Palm Beach County line to U.S. Highway 1, then proceeding north along U.S. Highway 1 to State Road 794 (Yamato Road), then proceeding westward along Yamato Road to State Road 809 (Military Trail), then proceeding northward along Military Trail to State Road 80 (Southern Boulevard), then proceeding due west to the western Palm Beach County line, with the exception of those lands contained within the southwest portion of the C-51 west drainage basin. Non-linear projects may use the Bank to provide compensatory mitigation for wetland impacts that will occur wholly or partially within the MSA.
Linear projects may use the Bank to provide compensatory mitigation for wetland impacts located within the jurisdictional boundary of the South Florida Water Management District ("SFWMD"). Authorization will be granted on a case-by-case basis upon sufficient demonstration of ecological compatibility and / or "like kind replacement." Linear projects include, but are not limited to, electric transmission lines or distribution lines, and substations as defined in Section 403.503(12), Florida Statutes: roadways, natural gas, liquid energy sources, petroleum, water, sewer and other pipelines; fiber optic, cable and other communication facilities; and railways.
Exceptions to this Mitigation Service Area may be considered on a case-by-case basis.