SWEEP Implementation

Implementation of the Stream and Wetland Ecological Enhancement Program (SWEEP) recommendations is subject to the respective parties’ planning, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and decision-making requirements. SWEEP activities and recommendations should coordinate with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and recommendations of A Landscape Level Inventory of Valued Ecosystem components (ALIVE).

  • Project-Specific SWEEP Teams: A project-specific SWEEP team will collaboratively develop specific project recommendations and mitigations. The establishment of a SWEEP team will follow the Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) guidelines for establishing Issue Task Forces based on the specific needs and issues of the project.
  • Mitigation Development Process for Tier 2 Documents: Determine SWEEP Committee involvement in Tier 2 and how mitigation recommendations will be incorporated into project development.
  • Implementation Matrix: The Implementation Matrix provides guidance for developing recommendations at each Life Cycle Phase. The matrix outlines inputs, considerations, and outcomes for each phase of a project -- consistent with the phases used by the CSS Decision-Making Process.
  • Development and Implementation of Sediment Control Action Plans (SCAPs): SCAPs will be used to address sediment management and meet Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). Parties will work collaboratively to implement SCAP recommendations.