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A. Assessment Report Required: Every applicant for a subdivision approval or a grading permit to allow wetland disturbing activities must submit a wetland assessment report to the city engineer. No subdivision approval, or grading permit to allow wetland disturbing activities shall be issued until approval of the wetland replacement plan application or a certificate of exemption has been obtained in strict conformance with the provisions of this chapter and the Minnesota wetland conservation act. This section applies to all land, public or private, located within the city.
B. Consistency With Comprehensive Wetland Management Plan: Utilization and development impacts to wetlands shall be consistent with the city's comprehensive wetland management plan.
C. Impacts To Wetland:
1. Concentrated runoff discharge into wetlands shall be consistent with the stormwater management guidelines within the Rosemount comprehensive wetland management plan.
2. A protective buffer strip of natural vegetation of width prescribed by the Rosemount comprehensive wetland management plan shall surround all wetlands.
3. Wetlands must not be drained or filled, wholly or partially, unless replaced by restoring or creating wetland areas of at least equal public value. Replacement must be guided by the following principles in descending order of priority:
a. Avoiding the direct or indirect impact of the activity that may destroy or diminish the wetland;
b. Minimizing the impact by limiting the degree or magnitude of the wetland activity and its implementation;
c. Rectifying the impact by repairing, rehabilitating, or restoring the affected wetland environment;
d. Reducing or eliminating the impact over time by preservation and maintenance operations during the life of the activity; and
e. Compensating for the impact by replacing or providing approved substitute wetland resources or environments. (Ord. 2015-01, 2-17-2015; amd. Ord. 2015-05, 7-7-2015)