Article 5. Discharge Into Wetlands of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 2. >> Chapter 7.8. >> Article 5.

A permittee shall provide compensation pursuant to Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1344 et seq.). The department shall classify the wetlands that the permittee will remove according to wetland type, consistent with Article 4 (commencing with Section 1790).
Compensation pursuant to Section 1793 is subject to the condition that the operator establish the trust or bond required by subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 1786 and, in addition, is subject to the following conditions:
  (a) The full payment shall be used to purchase credits in the mitigation bank site.
  (b) The payment shall provide for purchase of bank site wetland acreage required by Section 1793 that has the same hydrologic, vegetative, and other characteristics as the system for which it will serve as mitigation.
  (c) A permittee shall not participate in a wetlands mitigation bank if a net loss of wetland habitat values or acreage occurs.
After payment to the operator pursuant to this article, the permittee has no further obligations with respect to the operation of the bank site to which payment was made, unless the permittee has an equity involvement in the bank.
No bank site shall be qualified under Section 1785 on or after January 1, 2015.