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20181428 Ver 2_BPDP for PN_20220912Bank Parcel Development Package WaUU Buffer Mitigation Project Randleman Watershed - Cape Fear River Basin August 2022 Prepared For: North Carolina Division ofWater Resources Prepared By: 4��p F,-oMAA EcoMitigation Asset AdvsonLLC 6DSKirby St. Raleigh, NC276O6 Table of Contents 1. Introduction & Location 1 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Location, Access & Site Constraints 1 2. Existing Conditions 2 2.1 Features 2 2.2 Historical Land Use 2 2.3 Geology & Soils 3 2.4 Existing Vegetation Communities 4 2.5 Rare, Threatened, & Endangered Species 4 2.6 Historical & Cultural Resources 5 2.7 FEMA Floodplain Compliance 5 2.8 ❑ther Environmental Conditions 5 3. Proposed Conditions (Design) 5 3.1 Site Preparation ....5 3.2 Restoration Area Approach 5 3.1 Preservation Area Approach 6 4. Monitoring & Maintenance Plan 6 4.1 Monitoring Protocol 6 4.2 Site Maintenance 7 4.3 Easement Boundary 8 5. Financial Assurances & Long Term Management 8 5.1 Financial Assurances 8 5.2 Long -Term Management 9 6. Mitigation Credits, Credit Release, & Service Area 9 6.1 Credit Generation 9 6.2 Credit Release 9 6.3 Service Area 9 7. References 9 Tables: Table 1: Project Features 2 Table 2: NRCS Soils 3 Table 3: Rare, Threatened, & Endangered Species 4 Table 4: Tree Species 6 Table 5: Seed Mix Species 7 Table 6: Project Credit Table 10 Exhibits: Exhibit A: Figures Figure 1: Site Overview Figure 2: Vicinity Figure 3: USGS Topographical Figure 4: Drainage Area of Ephemeral Streams Figure 5: NRCS Soils Figure 6: Concept Figure 7: Monitoring Features Figure 8: Riparian Buffer Zones Figure 9: Service Area Exhibit B: Site Photos including Site Photo Location Figure Exhibit C: NCDEQ Site Viability Letter Exhibit D: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources — State Historic Preservation Office Letter Exhibit E: EDR Radius Report with GeoCheck Exhibit F: Financial Assurance Memo The Wall 11 Buffer Mitigation Bank Parcel ("Bank", "Bank Parcel") is submitted for review under terms and conditions of the proposed Wall II Mitigation Banking Instrument (MBI}, which was made and entered into by EcoMAA Holdings I, LLC, acting as Bank Sponsor (Sponsor), and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Water Resources (NCDWR). The Bank shall be planned and designed according to the MBI and the Consolidated Buffer Mitigation Rule (15A NCAC 02B .0295), which became effective on September 1, 2015. The Bank includes the restoration or preservation of riparian areas along five unnamed tributaries in Randolph County, NC. The sole purpose of the Bank is to provide riparian buffer mitigation credits to mitigate for buffer impacts within the Randleman Lake Watershed, Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 03030003 and the NCDWR Sub -basin 03-06-08 of the Cape Fear River Basin. 1. Introduction & Location 1.1 Introduction This Bank Parcel is proposed to provide buffer mitigation through the creation of a riparian buffer mitigation bank. The project involves restoring riparian areas in order to reduce non -point source contaminant discharges to downstream waters within the Cape Fear River Basin including the Randleman Reservoir and the preservation of existing riparian areas. There is an existing conservation easement on the first 50 feet of the riparian zone beginning at top of bank on all of the Bank's project streams (Figure 1). This existing conservation easement encompassing the riparian buffer area was recorded in 2012 as part of a NC Division of Mitigation Services (NCDMS) Full Delivery buffer mitigation project known as "Wall Buffer Mitigation Site" (NCDWR #2012-0949) ("Wall Phase I"). This proposed Bank Parcel builds upon this existing mitigation site by extending the conservation easement area an additional 50 feet at minimum on all tributaries. This Bank Parcel was previously proposed as the "Wall Bothers Phase II Mitigation Site" (NCDWR Project ID#: 2019-0183 V2) by a different entity and ultimately received NCDWR approval in April of 2019. It was subsequently withdrawn and is being resubmitted now with minor alterations in project approach to reflect current site conditions. Specifically, boundaries identifying restoration and preservation areas have been adjusted to reflect baseline conditions. There has been no change to the proposed conservation easement boundary. Of the 9.96 acres protected under the proposed conservation easement, 8.73 acres are proposed for buffer restoration, 1.23 acres for buffer preservation. Utilizing current rules and guidance for the development of buffer mitigation banks within the Randleman watershed, the project will generate 327,102.839 buffer mitigation credits or 7.51 buffer mitigation acres. .1..2 Location, Access & Site Constraints The Site is approximately three miles northwest of Asheboro and 0.5 mile west of Randleman in Randolph County, NC (Figure 2). The site is located within the 14-digit HUC 03030003010070 and the NCDWR Sub - basin 03-06-08, which is in the Randleman Lake Watershed of the Cape Fear River Basin. For directions and access to the site use the following address: 4477 Wall Brothers Road, Sophia, NC 27350. Geographic coordinates for the site are 35.825348 North and -79.850901 West. There are two existing 40-foot existing easement breaks for stream crossings provided by the original Wall Phase l project. These breaks are maintained as part of the Wall Phase 11 mitigation site and are excluded from buffer mitigation credit calculations. There are no other known constraints on the proposed Bank Parcel. Wall II Buffer Mitigation Bank 1 Cape Fear (03030003) 2, Existing Conditions 2.1 Features The Bank includes five unnamed tributaries (Figures 1 & 3) which flow to Randleman Reservoir. The reservoir is a regional water supply and stream buffer protection rules are in place throughout the watershed. Photos showing current site conditions (as of February 2022) of the Bank are provided as Exhibit B. The classification and subjectivity calls for the Bank Parcel were approved as part of the NCDMS Full Delivery Wall Buffer Mitigation Site (NCDWR #2012-0949), which was planted in 2012 and successfully closed out in 2017. On October 2, 2018, NCDWR performed an onsite visit of the Bank Parcel when initially proposed to determine viability for buffer mitigation. A letter dated October 22, 2018 sent by NCDWR indicated all five of the Bank's stream features were viable for buffer mitigation credit generation as defined by the Consolidated Buffer Mitigation Rule (15A NCAC 02B .0295). A Site Viability Letter for the Bank Parcel as currently proposed was issued on March 29, 2022 (Exhibit C). There have been no changes to the land use in the project area since the October 2018 NCDWR site visit. Table 1. Project Features Descriptions Feature Name Stream Type Subject to Buffer Rule Buffer Credit Viable UT1 Perennial Yes Yes UT2 Perennial Yes Yes UT3 Intermittent Yes Yes UT3a Ephemeral No Yes UT4 Ephemeral No Yes UT5 Intermittent Yes Yes Buffer restoration on subject streams is proposed in accordance with the Consolidated Buffer Mitigation Rule (15A NCAC 02B .0295 (n)). Alternative mitigation in accordance with the Consolidated Buffer Mitigation Rule is also proposed in the form of buffer preservation along non -subject streams (15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(4)), buffer preservation along subject streams (15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(5)), and buffer restoration along non -subject streams (15A NCAC 02B .0295(o)(7)). Specific to the latter, the entirety of proposed credited mitigation area for ephemeral streams UT3a and UT4 are within the contributing drainage area for both features (Figure 4). 2.2 Historical Land Use The current land use on the property is mainly row crop agriculture. The unforested areas of the floodplain, from Top of Bank to 50 feet landward were planted with native woody vegetation in March 2012 as part of the NCDMS Full Delivery Wall Buffer Mitigation Site (NCDWR #2012-0949). The assessment performed for this project found the site primarily characterized by agriculture with some forested land in riparian corridors. Low- density development exists along the roadways near the project area. During implementation of the NCDMS Full Delivery project, a small farm pond and farm road were removed, 10.39 acres of riparian buffer were planted with native forest vegetation, and 0.9 acres of riparian buffer were preserved. Wall II Buffer Mitigation Bank 2 Cape Fear (03030003) 2.3 Geology & Soils The Piedmont Province is characterized by gently rolling, well rounded hills with long low ridges and elevations ranging anywhere from 300 in the east to 1,500 feet above sea level in the west. The Carolina Slate Belt ecoregion is characterized by dissected irregular plains, some hills, linear ridges, and isolated monadnocks; low to moderate gradient streams with mostly boulder and cobble substrates (Griffith 2002). Onsite elevations range from 750 to 708 feet at the Site outfall (National Geodetic Vertical Datum, [NGVD]) (Randleman, North Carolina USGS 7.5-minute topographic quadrangle). Specifically, the proposed restoration site is in the C2g geologic region within the Carolina Slate Belt. This region is classified as intrusive, metamorphosed granite rock. Furthermore, this rock type is described as a well foliated and megacrystic that locally contains hornblende. The soils on site are described in Table 2 and shown in Figure 5. Table 2. Project Soil Types and Descriptions General Soil Map Unit Detailed Soil Map Unit Acres / % of Easement Soil Properties Badin-Tarrus complex BaB 2-8% slope 2.83 ac. 28% Gently sloping to steep, well drained soils that have a loamy surface layer and a predominantly clayey subsoil; on ridges. Moderate permeability, with no flooding. Depth of bedrock varies based on composition from 20 to 60 inches. Rapid surface runoff. BaC 8-15% slope 0.86 ac. / g% Gently sloping to steep, well drained soils that have a loamy surface layer and a predominantly clayey subsoil; on ridges and hillslopes. Moderate permeability, with no flooding. Depth of bedrock varies based on composition from 20 to 60 inches. Rapid surface runoff. Georgeville silty clay loam GeB2 2 — 8% slope 0.1 ac., 0 ° Gently sloping to moderately steep, well drained soils that have a loamy surface layer and a predominately clayey subsoil; located on Piedmont uplands along ridges and hillslopes. Moderate permeability, with no flooding. Depth of bedrock is more than 60 inches. Medium surface runoff. GeC2 8 — 15% slope 6.17 ac. / 62% Gently sloping to moderately steep, well drained soils that have a loamy surface layer and a predominately clayey subsoil; located on Piedmont uplands along broad ridges. Moderate permeability, with no flooding. Depth of bedrock is more than 60 inches. Medium surface runoff. Wall II Buffer Mitigation Bank Cape Fear (03030003) 3 2.4 Existing Vegetation Communities The area upstream of UT3a, UT4, and UT5 are currently used for row crop agriculture outside of the Wall Phase I conservation easement. Additionally, along UT1 upstream of Wall Brothers Road, there is row crop agriculture. Downstream of Wall Brothers Road is a field with shrubby vegetation and some mature forest. The project area along UT2 is comprised of a combination of mature forest and row crop agriculture. Sparse tree species in pockets within the easement include red cedar (Juniperus virginiana), red maple (Acer rubrum), sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), multiple oak species (Quercus spp.), black willow (Salix nigra), hackberry (Celtis laevigata), Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense), Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), blackberry (Rubus spp.), and fescue (Festuca spp.) To create the native community composition of a Piedmont/Low Mountain Alluvial Forest, tree species planted within the NCDMS Full Delivery Project conservation easement included: American elm (Ulmus americana), ironwood (Carpinus caroliniana), swamp chestnut oak (Quercus michauxii), cherrybark oak (Quercus pagoda), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), pawpaw (Asimina triloba), flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), shagbark hickory (Carya ovata), and southern sugar maple (Acer floridanum). 2.5 Rare, Threatened, & Endangered Species The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the NC Natural Heritage Program (NHP) databases were searched for federally listed threatened and endangered species in Randolph County, NC. Three federally listed species are currently listed in Randolph County (Table 3). Table 3. Rare, Threatened, & Endangered Species Species Federal Status Habitat Common Name Scientific Name Cape Fear shiner Notropis mekistochalas Endangered Shallow, rocky shoals within main river channels. Found in clean substrates including gravel, cobble, and boulders. Prefers bars of water willow or other instream vegetation. Schweinitz's sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii Endangered Areas of partial sun with poor soils such as thin clays that vary from wet to dry. Generally found in open, disturbed areas. Atlantic Pigtoe Fusconaia masoni Threatened Dependent on clean, moderate -flowing water with high dissolved oxygen content in creek and riverine environments with silt -free, gravel and coarse sand The project does not include in -stream work or work within 50 feet of the stream resulting in no effect" determination on both the federally listed Cape Fear Shiner (Notropis mekistocholas) and Atlantic Pigtoe (Fusconaia masoni) species. As for the Schweinitz's sunflower (Helianthus schweinitzii), there is marginally suitable onsite habitat in the form of relic cattle pastures, agricultural cropland, early successional forests, and streamside thickets. However, the area lacks the proper light and soil regimes needed for establishment of the species; therefore, the project will have "no effect" on the Schweinitz's sunflower. Wall II Buffer Mitigation Bank Cape Fear (03030003) 4 2.6 Historical & Cultural Resources The Bank Sponsor provided documents for review to the North Carolina Department of Natural & Cultural Resources State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to determine impacts to potential resources of historical or cultural resources. On April 12, 2022, SHPO indicated their review determined no know resources would be affected by the project. Correspondence from SHPO is included in Appendix D. 2.7 FEMA Floodplain Compliance The Site is not located in a FEMA floodplain. No grading activities are proposed in the floodplain, so a floodplain development permit will not be required. No hydraulic modeling is proposed for this project. Miler Envirnt-n'iPnt1 Conditinn An EDR Radius Map Report with Geocheck was ordered for the Bank Parcel through Environmental Data Resources, Inc. on March 30, 2022. A total of six sites were reported within 0.5 miles from the project. One of the six involved a leaking above ground storage tank (LAST) and the other five sites were clustered and involved leaking underground storage tanks (LUST) associated with a NC Division of Transportation project and a local gas station. The LUST incidences were all first reported in the 1990's. These incidents are isolated in nature and will not impact the ability to implement the Bank Parcel. The Executive Summary of the EDR report is included in the Appendix E. 3. Proposed Conditions (Design) Developing the Bank Parcel for mitigation will require converting existing agriculture land use practices adjacent to streams into riparian forest and preserving areas with existing riparian communities meeting preservation requirements (Figure 6). The riparian areas will be planted with appropriate native tree species along the project corridors. Vegetation management and herbicide applications may be needed during the first year of tree establishment in the restoration areas to control establishment of invasive species that could impact the planted native species. More detailed descriptions of the proposed restoration activities follow in Sections 3.1 - 3.2. Within 30 days following completion of tree planting and installation of monitoring plots, DWR will be notified in order to assess the condition of the site in advance of any credit releases tied to Task 2. 3.1 Site Preparation Approximately 90% of the Bank Parcel property is currently used for row crop production with the balance meeting preservation standards in six separate areas along three streams- UT1, UT2, UT3 and UT4 (Figure 5). Areas slated for buffer restoration may require site preparation via select herbicide treatments to remove undesirable underbrush and/or invasive species. When necessary, invasive species will be removed by hand and spot treated by a licensed pesticide applicator in both the restoration and preservation areas. Soil conditions are favorable for tree planting and no mending of soils or discing is anticipated. 3.2 Restoration Area Approach The revegetation plan for the entire buffer restoration area will include seeding (temporary and permanent) in advance of the planting of bare root trees. The specific tree species composition to be planted was selected based on the community type and review of the annual monitoring reports submitted for the NCDMS Full Delivery Wall Buffer Mitigation Site (NCDWR #2012-0949) to identify which species performed well. Species chosen for the planting plan are listed in Table 4. Wall II Buffer Mitigation Bank 5 Cape Fear (03030003) Table 4. Tree Species Scientific Name Common Name Canopy Stratum Wetland status % of Total Total Stems Asimina triloba Pawpaw Sub -canopy FAC 5% 282 Betula nigra River birch Canopy FACW 10% 564 Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood Sub -canopy FAC 10% 564 Cornus amomum Silky dogwood Sub -canopy FACW 5% 282 Diospyros virginiana Persimmon Canopy FAC 7% 395 Fraxinus pennsylvanica Greenash Canopy FACW 5% 282 Lindera benzoin Spicebush Sub -canopy FAC 10% 564 Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip poplar Canopy FACU 10% 564 Nyssa sylvatica Black gum Canopy FAC 5% 282 Platanus occidentalis Sycamore Canopy FACW 10% 564 Quercus michauxii Swamp chestnut oak Canopy FACW 5% 282 Quercus phellos Willow oak Canopy FACW 8% 451 Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Sub -canopy FAC 10% 564 Total 100% 5,640 Tree species will be mixed to insure diversity prior to planting 8' on center (approximately 680 stems per acre) which is sufficient to meet the performance standards outlined in the Consolidated Buffer Rule (15A NCAC 02B .0295(n)(2)(B)) of 260 hardwood trees per acre at the end of five years. No single tree species will be greater than 50% of the established stems. An appropriate seed mix will also be applied to provide temporary and permanent ground cover for soil stabilization and reduction of sediment loss during rain events in areas without existing herbaceous cover. Seeding is anticipated to occur in October or early November of 2022 following harvesting of current row crow and in advance of tree planting. Table 5 (next page) provides a list of the anticipated species within the seed mix which will be applied at a rate of 15 pounds per acre. 3.1 Preservation Area Approach There will be no Bank Parcel preparation work done in the riparian areas meeting buffer preservation criteria. 4. Monitoring & Maintenance Plan 4.1 Monitoring Protocol Permanent vegetation monitoring plots will be installed and evaluated within the buffer restoration areas to measure the survival of the planted trees. The plots will be randomly placed throughout the planted riparian areas. A total of seven (7) plots will be established within the riparian areas where restoration credit are generated (Figure 7). The size of each individual quadrant will be 100 square meters for woody tree species. Vegetation assessments will be conducted following the Carolina Vegetation Survey (CVS) Level 2 Protocol Wall II Buffer Mitigation Bank 6 Cape Fear (03030003) Table 5. Seed Mix Species Scientific Name Common Name Wetland status % of Total Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem FAC 5% Bidens aristosa Tickseed FACW 5% Carexscoparia Blunt broom sedge FACW 5% Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge FACW 10% Dichanthelium clandestinum Deer tongue FAC 10% Elymus virginicus Virginia Wild Rye FACW 15% Juncus effusus Soft rush FACW 5% Panicum virgatum Switchgrass FAC 15% Polygonum pensylvanicum Pennsylvania smartweed FACW 5% Rudbeckia lacineata Green -headed coneflower FACW 10% Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem FACU 5% Sorgastrum nutans Indiangrass FACU 5% Tripsacum dactylaides Gamma grass FAC 5% Total 100% for Recording Vegetation (2008). A reference photo will be taken from the southwestern corner of each of the seven plots. Photos will be taken from all vegetation plot photo points each monitoring year and provided in the annual reports. All planted stems will be marked with flagging tape and recorded. Planting is scheduled for winter 2022/23. The first annual monitoring activities will commence at the end of the first growing season, at least five months after planting has been completed and no earlier than the fall season. Species composition, height, and survival rates will be evaluated on an annual basis by plot. The total number of volunteer woody stems will also be documented and reported. The measures of vegetative success for the Parcel will be the survival of at least 4 native hardwood tree species, where no one species is greater than 50% of the established stems, and at an established density of at least 260 planted trees per acre at the end of year five. Appropriate and desirable native volunteer species may be included to meet the performance standards with NCDWR approval. The Sponsor shall submit the annual monitoring report to NCDWR by December 31' of each year for five consecutive years and will follow the terms and conditions of the MBI. 4.2 Site Maintenance If the Bank Parcel or a specific component of the Bank Parcel fails to achieve the success criteria outlined in Section 4.1, adaptive measures will be developed and/or appropriate remedial actions will be implemented. Site maintenance will be performed to correct any identified problems on the Bank Parcel that have a high likelihood of affecting project success. Such items include, but are not limited to, fire, flooding, drought, or insects that cause excess tree mortality. Any actions implemented will be designed to achieve the success criteria and will include a work schedule and updated monitoring criteria. Any maintenance performed will be included in the monitoring report for that year. Wall II Buffer Mitigation Bank 7 Cape Fear (03030003) Herbicide application may be necessary during the first two years in the restoration areas to prevent establishment of invasive species that may out -compete the planted native vegetation. The only herbicides used on the Bank Parcel will be aquatic -safe glyphosate herbicides that will be applied by a licensed applicator in accordance with North Carolina Department of Agriculture rules and regulations. The easement boundary will be checked annually as part of monitoring activities. Easement boundary conditions as well as any maintenance performed will be reported in the annual monitoring reports to NCDWR. If mowing is deemed necessary by the Sponsor during the monitoring period, the Sponsor must receive approval from the NCDWR prior to conducting any mowing activities within Zone 1 and Zone 2 (Figure 8) of the Randleman Lake buffers to ensure that no buffer violations have occurred. 4.3 Easement Boundary The conservation easement boundary will be identified prior to Task 2 by existing fence, marker, post, tree -blazing, or other means as allowed by site conditions and/or conservation easement. Any boundary markers that are disturbed, damaged, or destroyed will be repaired and/or replaced on an as needed basis. Contact information for the conservation easement holder will be included on easement markers. 5. Financial Assurances & Long Term Management 5.1 Financial Assurances The Sponsor shall provide financial assurance acceptable to the Division in the form of Performance Bonds sufficient to assure completion of all mitigation work, required reporting and monitoring, and any remedial work if required. The amounts of the assurances are driven in part by the Site meeting all four of the requirements outlined by the Division in a memo released on 4-2-14 (See Exhibit F). This memo is in response to the need for baseline assurance amounts to be reflective of the overall complexity and costs associated with smaller buffer/nutrient projects as opposed to larger, more complex projects that may requiring earthmoving, engineering, soil and erosion plans, etc. The four requirement met by this Bank Parcel are: • The Bank Parcel is for part of an approved private mitigation bank; • The Bank Parcel area is less than 10 acres; • The Bank Parcel does not require fencing; and • The Bank Parcel does not include stream and/or wetland mitigation. To comply with the MBI, the Sponsor will provide two separate Performance Bonds from a surety that is rated no less than an "A-" as rated by A.M. Best for 100% of the estimated cost for implementation and monitoring/maintenance of the project as described in the BPDP. At a minimum, the performance bond is anticipated to be no less than $50,000 and the monitoring bond is anticipated to be no less than $57,250 based on projected costs to implement construction and monitoring, respectively. The Performance Bond shall apply at the inception of the monitoring period for a term of one year and be renewed annually to cover the remaining years of the monitoring period, with confirmation of renewal provided to NCDWR with each annual monitoring report when applicable. NCDWR reserves the right to alter the credit release schedule if monitoring reports are submitted without proof of bond renewals when applicable. Wall II Buffer Mitigation Bank 8 Cape Fear (03030003) 5.2 Long -Term Management The Parcel will remain in private ownership, protected in its entirety by an approved NCDWR long term steward, and will be managed under the terms detailed in an approved NCDWR conservation easement. Prior to the submission of the 4th year monitoring report, responsibility for the long term stewardship of the Parcel will be transferred to an long term steward. The long-term steward will be responsible for periodic inspection of the Bank Parcel to ensure that the restrictions documented in the recorded conservation easement are upheld. 6. Mitigation Credits, Credit Release, & Service Area r,. 1 Credit Generation Out of the 9.96 acres protected within the conservation easement, a total of 9.01 acres are proposed for riparian restoration and 0.95 acres for riparian preservation. Utilizing the Project Credit Template (Table 6) a total of 327,102.839 buffer mitigation credits (7.51 buffer mitigation acres) will be generated at the Bank Parcel. Only one bank credit ledger will be required and maintained for this bank site. Riparian Buffer Credits produced at the bank site will neither be convertible nor transferrable into nutrient offset credits. 6.2 Credit Release Upon submittal of the appropriate documentation by the Sponsor, and subsequent approval by NCDWR, the mitigation credits associated with the Wall II Bank will be released as described in the MBI. 6.3 Service Area The Bank Parcel Service Area will be the Randleman Lake watershed (Figure 9). 7. References North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS), 2009. Mineral Resources. http://www.geo logv.en r.state. nc. us/M i nera I%20 resou rceslm i ne ra 1 reso u rces. htm I North Carolina Natural Heritage Program (NHP), 2019. Natural Heritage Element Occurrence Database, Randolph County, NC. https:I/www.ncnhp.orgidatalspecies-community-search United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2006. Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Randolph County, North Carolina. https://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/App/WebSoilSurvey.aspx United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), 2018. Endangered Species, Threatened Species, Federal Species of Concern and Candidate Species, Randolph County, North Carolina. https:J/fws.govlspeci eslse a rc h Wall II Buffer Mitigation Bank 9 Cape Fear (03030003) Table 6 - Project Credit Table Cape Fear- Randleman Project Area N Credit Conversion Ratio (ft'/pound) P Credit Conversion Ratio {ft'/pound} N/A N/A Credit Type Location Subject? (enter NO if ephemeral ar ditch') Feature Type Mitigation Activity Min -Max Buffer Width Ift) Feature Name Total Area (ft') Total (Creditable) Area of Buffer Mitigation (ft') Initial Credit Ratio (x:1) %Full Credit Final Credit Ratio (x:1) Convertible to Riparian Buffer? Riparian Buffer Credits Buffer Rural Yes i / P Restoration 0-100 UT1 (50'-100') 147,774 147,774 1 100% 1.90000 Yes 147,774.000 Buffer Rural Yes I / P Restoration 101-200 1./T1 11,063 11,063 1 33% 3.03030 Yes 3,650.794 Buffer Rural Yes I / P Restoration 0-100 UT2 (50'-100') 20,372 20,372 1 100% 1.00000 Yes 20,372.000 Buffer Rural Yes I / P Restoration 101-200 11'72 544 544 1 33% 3.03030 Yes 179.520 Buffer Rural Yes I / P Restoration 0-100 UT3 (50'-100') 23,230 23,230 1 100% 1.00000 Yes 23,230.000 Buffer Rural Yes I / P Restoration 101-200 UT3 544 544 1 33% 3,03030 Yes 179.520 Buffer Rural No Ephemeral Restoration 0-100 UT3a (50'-100') 30,882 30,882 1 100% 1.00000 Yes 30,882.000 Buffer Rural No Ephemeral Restoration 101-200 UT3a 15,939 6,138 1 33% 3.03_630 Yes 2,025.542 Buffer Rural No Ephemeral Restoration 0-100 UT4 (50'-100') 32,641 32,641 1 100% 1.00000 Yes 32,641.000 Buffer Rural No Ephemeral Restoration 101-206 UT4 34,206 34,206 1 33% 3.03030 Yes 11,287.991 Buffer Rural Yes I / P Restoration 0-100 UT5 (50'-100') 49,286 49,286 1 100% 1.00000 Yes 49,286.000 Buffer Rural Yes I / P Restoration 101-206 UT5 1,528 1,528 1 33% 3.03630 Yes 504.241 Totals (ft2): Total Buffer (ft2): Total Nutrient Offset (ft2): 368,010 358,208 322,012.608 368,010 358,208 0 N/A Enter Preservation Credits Below Credit Type Location Rural Rural Rural Rural Rural Rural Rural Subject? Feature Type Mitigation Activity I/O I/O I I I Ephemeral Ephemeral TOTAL AREA OF BUFFER MITIGATION (TABM) Mitigation Totals Square Feet Credits Restoration: 358,208 322,012.608 Enhancement: 0 0.000 Preservation: 53,415 5,094.522 Total Riparian Buffer: 411,623 327,107.129 TOTAL NUTRIENT OFFSET MITIGATION Mitigation Totals Square Feet Credits Nitrogen: 0 0.000 Nutrient Offset. Phosphorus: 0.000 Total Ephemeral Area (ft') for Credit: Total Eligible Ephemeral Area (ft2): Total Eligible for Preservation (ft'): Min -Max Buffer Width Ift) 0-100 101-200 0-100 101-200 0-100 0-100 0-100 Feature Name UT1 (50'-100') UT2 (50'-100') UT3 (50'-100') UT3a (50'-100') UT4 (50'-100') Preservation Area Subtotals (ft): 115,158 105,356 105,356 25.0% 122,670 10.9% Total (Creditable) Total Area (sf) Area for Buffer Mitigation (ft) 24,616 24,616 1,227 1,227 14,118 14,118 235 235 11,729 11,729 604 604 886 886 53,415 53,415 Ephemeral Reaches as % TARM Preservation as % TABM Initial Credit Ratio Oa) 10 10 10 10 10 5 5 %Full Credit 100% 33% 100% 33% 100% 100% 100% Final Credit Ratio (x:11 10.00000 30.30303 10.00006 30.30303 10.000013 5.00000 5.00600 Riparian Buffer Credits 2,461.600 40.483 1,411.800 7.765 1,172.874 Wall II Buffer Mitigation Bank 10 Cape Fear (03030003) Exhibit A: Figures Figure 1: Site ❑verview Figure 2: Vicinity Figure 3: USGS Topographical Figure 4: Drainage Area of Ephemeral Streams Figure 5: NRCS Soils Figure 6: Concept Figure 7: Monitoring Features Figure 8: Riparian Buffer Zones Figure 9: Service Area EcoMAA SCOMITIGATION • .SSET ADVISORS 40' Easement Break 40' Easement Break----,y EcoMitigation Asset Advisors 605 Kirby Street Raleigh, NC 27606 www-ecom itigarion -com 919-819.0014 Thi. mneend el &Le emtdned, IIIn aft asoaied es la Ail, na wramy. 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DATE: 4/13/2022 STAFF: TLH Photo Locations Streams Proposed Easement 1 _ Property Boundary Exhibit B: Photo Locations Wall II Buffer Mitigation Site Randolph County 0 259 500 1.000 Feet IL Y 5 Note: all ground photos taken in April of 2022 DS/US- Downstream/Upstream LB/RB- Left Bank/Right Bank Photo 1: UT5 (DS/LB) Photo 2: UT1 (DS/LB) Photo 3: UT1 (US/RB) Photo 4: UT1 (DS/RB) Photo 5: UT4 (DS/LB) Photo 6: UT3a (DS/RB) Photo 7:UTl(DS/LB) Photo8: UTJ (OS/LB) Photo 10: Aerial taken above former farm pond. UT3a enters from bottom right, UT4 bottom left, and UT3 exits top photo into UT1. (Taken 2/2022) Photo 11: Aerial taken from western edge of project looking east/downstream of UT1. UT5 Enters from south (right of photo). (Taken 4/2022) Photo 12: Aerial taken above main tributary (UT1) where it exits property. (Taken 4/2022) Exhibit C: Division of Water Resources Site Viability Letter (3/29/2022) Qocusign Envelope ID: 2QCC88 B-F58Q-4477-8CB1-F8DOF049C21 E ROY COOPER Governor ELIZABETH S. BISER Secretary RICHARD E. ROCERS. JR. Director NORTH CAROLINA Environmental Quality March 29, 2022 Travis Hamrick EcoMitigation Asset Advisors (EcoMAA) 605 Kirby Street Raleigh, NC 27606 (via electronic mail: thamrick@aecomitigation.com ) Re: Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation & Nutrient Offset — Wall Phase II Site (originally called "Wall Brothers II Site") Located near 4477 Wall Brothers Rd, Sophia, NC Randleman Lake WatershedlHUC 03030003 Randolph County Dear Mr. Hamrick, On February 22, 2022, Katie Merritt, with the Division of Water Resources (DWR), received a request from EcoMitigation Asset Advisors (EcoMAA) for a site visit near the above -referenced site, in the Randleman Lake Watershed. The request was for DWR to determine the potential for riparian buffer mitigation within a proposed Easement Boundary, which is more accurately shown in the attached map labeled "Exhibit 1— Project Approach" (Exhibit 1) and initialed by Ms. Merritt on March 28, 2022. Part of this site is adjacent to an existing DMS full -delivery buffer mitigation site known as "Wall Buffer Mitigation Site" (DWR# 2012-0949) where fifty -foot riparian buffers were restored. On October 2, 2018, Ms. Merritt performed an onsite mitigation determination of the subject site for the same purpose as this request, but at the request of a different entity. DWR issued a Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation letter for the "Wall Brothers Phase II Site" on October 22, 2018, which expired on October 22, 2020. Ms. Merritt has reviewed the documentation provided by EcoMAA with their request and decided that another site visit would not be necessary to issue the mitigation determination for this site. Ms. Merritt's evaluation of the features and their associated mitigation determination for the riparian areas are provided in the table below. This evaluation was made from Top of Bank (TOB) and landward 200' from each feature for buffer mitigation pursuant to 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (effective November 1, 2015). rnp.rown errmvcnmcnrei o.anr Norlh Carolina t)eparlment of Environmental Qualify I Division of Water Resources 5 I 2 North Sa€isbury Street 11611 Mail Service Center I Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1611 919.707.9000 fDacusign Envelope ID: 2DDC8131B-F58D-4477-8CB1-F8DOF049C21 E Wall Phase II Site EcoMitigation Asset Advisors March 29, 2022 Feature Clas_sificatioii 1Subject Riparian Land uses Buffer 2Nutrient 2.6Mitigation Type Determination ❑nsite to Buffer adjacent to Feature Credit Offset Viable w/in riparian areas Rule f 0-2001 Viable at 2,273 Ihs/acre UT1 Stream Yeti Upstream of Wall Brothers Rd = Row crop agriculture fields Downstream of Wall Brothers Rd is fully forested 4Yes N/A Non -forested fields - Restoration Site per 15A NCAC 028 .0295 (n) Forested Areas = Preservation Site per 15A NCAC 028 _0295 (o)(5) t]T2 Stream Yes Combination of mature forest and row crop agriculture 'Yes N/A Non -forested fields - Restoration Site per 1SA NCAC 028 .0295 (n) Forested Areas = Preservation Site per 15A NCAC 028 _0295 (o)(5) ITF3a Ephemeral No Row crop agriculture 'Yes N/A Restoration Site per l SA NCAC 02B .0295 (7) Must meet additional requirements under .0295 (o)(7) to be viable. for buffer mitigation. UF3 Stream Yes Row crop agriculture Yes N/A Restoration Site per 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (n) UT4 Ephemeral No Row crop agriculture 'Yes N/A Restoration Site per 15A NCAC 02Fi .0295 (7) Must meet additional requirements under .0295 (oj(7) to be viable for buffer mitigation. UT5 Stream Yes Row crop agriculture Yes N/A Restoration Site per 15A NCAC 0213 .0295 (n) 'Subjectivity calls for the features were determined by DWR related to the Wall Butler Mitigation Site (DWR# 2012-0949) 2Deterninations made for this Site are determined based on the proposal provided in maps and figures submitted with the request and assessed according to the definitions in 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (b). 'NC Division of Water Resources - Methodology and Calculations for determining Nutrient Reductions associated with Riparian Buffer Establishment 'The area of preservation credit within a buffer mitigation site shall comprise of no more than 25 percent (25%) of the total area of buffer mitigation per 15A NCAC 0295 (o)(5) and 15A NCAC 0295 (o)(4). Site cannot be a Preservation Only site to comply with this rule. s The area of the mitigation site on ephemeral channels shall comprise no more than 25 percent (25%) of the total area of buffer mitigation per 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (0)(7). All features proposed for buffer mitigation or nutrient offset, must have a planted conservation easement established that includes the tops of channel banks when being measured perpendicular and landward from the banks, even if no credit is viable within that riparian area. Determinations provided in the table above were made using a proposed easement boundary showing proposed mitigation areas shown in Exhibit 1. The maps representing the proposal for the site are attached to this letter and initialed by Ms. Merritt on March 29, 2022. Substantial changes to the proposed easement boundary as well as any site constraints identified in this letter, could affect the Site's potential to generate buffer mitigation credits. Page 2 of 3 fDacusign Envelope ID: 2DDC8131 B-F58D-4477-8CB 1-F8DOF O49C21 E Wall Phase II Site EcoMitigation Asset Advisors March 29, 2022 This letter does not constitute an approval of this Site to generate buffer and nutrient offset credits. Pursuant to 15A NCAC 02B .0295, a mitigation proposal and a mitigation plan shall be submitted to DWR for written approval prior to conducting any mitigation activities in riparian areas and/or surface waters for buffer mitigation credit. All vegetative plantings, performance criteria and other mitigation requirements for riparian restoration, enhancement and preservation must follow the requirements in 15A NCAC 02B .0295 to be eligible for buffer and/or nutrient offset mitigation credits. This viability assessment will expire on March 29, 2024 or upon approval of a mitigation plan by the DWR, whichever comes first. This letter should be provided in any nutrient offset, buffer, stream or wetland mitigation plan for this Site. Please contact Katie Merritt at (919) 707-3637 if you have any questions regarding this correspondence. PW/km Attachments: Exhibit 1 — Project Approach cc: File Copy (Katie Merritt) Sincerely, LFLe LDoedby: Wily; 94 D916A53EF4E0... Paul Wojoski, Supervisor 401 and Buffer Permitting Branch Page 3 of 3 Docusign Envelope ID: 2DDC8818-F58D-477-8C81-F8D0F049C21 E EcoMAA ECOMIT 1GATION ASSET AOV I S ORS 40' Easement Break 40' Easement Break----,. UT EcorVlitigation Asset Advisors 605 Kirby Street Raleigh, NC 27606 www.ecomitiption.com 919-819.0014 This MO end el &Le coolteioetivdlihinwe ssnr.ad es la Ain nu mroome [aRAga[Id. Fan Fd,Csva, LLC eOr h eal,, respomalnrld damages L. Y&taw lean ar, claim, slur may arta out bi ,he use a misuseof Th rep- It the ids r1,ry „r d the us[+to µe[erm+w if fly µKa c. [Ho map • epmp.11* wth,ha owe. neees ms mw was p�aaeµ ec wrrca+la, not 0.41.1 be urea >s wd�. tt �� dio Veers res��lily to sheen Vopn s�.ay dno. oPRTM^wow,. bYekep.eu,n!wmr..nnerrvpwec 0/ d"- SCALE: 1 inch = 417 ft. DATE: 317f20 2 STAFF: TLH Ephemeral Streams Non -Project Streams Non -Credit Generating Area Buffer Restoration Buffer Preservation Proposed Easement Existing Easement Exhibit 1: Project Approach Wall II Mitigation Site ^' Randolph County 0 250 500 Feet 1,000 N Exhibit D: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources State Historical Preservation Office Letter (4/12/2022) North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources State Historic Preservation Office Ramona \I_ Bartos, Administrator Governor Roy Cooper Office of Archives and History Secretary D. Reid Wilson Deputy Secretary, Dann). Waters, Ph.D. April 12, 2022 Travis L. Hamrick EcoMitigation Asset Advisors 605 Kirby Street Raleigh, NC 27606 thamrick@ecomitigation.com Re: Wall Buffer Mitigation, Randolf County, ER 11-1991 Dear Mr. Hamrick, Thank you for your email of March 14, 2022, regarding the above -referenced undertaking. We have reviewed the submittal and offer the following comments. We have conducted a review of the project and are aware of no historic resources which would be affected by the project. Therefore, we have no comment on the project as proposed. The above comments are made pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's Regulations for Compliance with Section 106 codified at 36 CFR Part 800. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration. If you have questions concerning the above comment, contact Renee Gledhill -Earley, environmental review coordinator, at 919-814-6579 or environmental.review[7.ncdcr.gov. In all future communication concerning this project, please cite the above referenced tracking number. Sincerely, )ituLc‘kja7 Ramona Bartos, Deputy 1State Historic Preservation Officer Location: 100 East Jones Street, Raleigh NC 2701 Mailing Addreaa: 4617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-4617 Telephone/Fax: (919) 814-6570/814-6898 Exhibit E: EDR Radius Report (3/30/2022) Wall II Buffer Mitigation Site 4477 WALL BROTHERS RD Sophia, NC 27350 IInquiry Number: 6919703.2s March 30, 2022 The EDR Radius Map TM Report with GeoCheck® ('E DR� 6 Armstrong Road, 4th Floor Shelton, CT 06484 Toll Free: 800.352.0050 www.edmet.com FORM-LBE-MGA TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION PAGE Executive Summary _ ES1 Overview Map 2 Detail Map 3 Map Findings Summary 4 Map Findings 8 Orphan Summary_ 20 Government Records Searched/Data Currency Tracking GR-1 GEOCHECK ADDENDUM Physical Setting Source Addendum_ A-1 Physical Setting Source Summary A-2 Physical Setting SSURGO Soil Map _ A-5 Physical Setting Source Map A-12 Physical Setting Source Map Findings A-14 Physical Setting Source Records Searched PSGR-1 Thank you for your business. 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TARGET PROPERTY INFORMATION ADDRESS 4477 WALL BROTHERS RD SOPHIA, NC 27350 COORDINATES Latitude (North): 35.8253970 - 35" 49' 31.42" Longitude (West): 79.8506750 - 79" 51' 2.43" Universal Tranverse Mercator: Zone 17 UTM X (Meters): 603818.4 UTM Y (Meters): 3964992.2 Elevation: 746 ft. above sea level USGS TOPOGRAPHIC MAP ASSOCIATED WITH TARGET PROPERTY Target Property Map: 13840529 RANDLEMAN, NC Version Date: 2019 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS REPORT Portions of Photo from: 20140705 Source: USDA TC6919703.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 MAPPED SITES SUMMARY Target Property Address: 4477 WALL BROTHERS RD SOPHIA, NC 27350 Click on Map ID to see full detail. MAP RELATIVE DIST (ft. & mi.) ID SITE NAME ADDRESS DATABASE ACRONYMS ELEVATION DIRECTION 1 CRANFORD IRON & META 5093 US HIGHWAY 311 LAST Higher 1918, 0.363, SSE A2 NCDOT - PARCEL 74A - HWY 311 S LUST Higher 1953, 0.370, WSW A3 H & M GROCERY 5708 HWY 311 SOUTH LUST, UST Higher 1980, 0.375, West A4 H & M GROCERY 5708 US HWY 311 N. IMD Higher 1980, 0.375, West A5 H&M GROCERY 5708 US HWY 311 LUST TRUST Higher 1980, 0.375, West A6 NCDOT PARCEL13 SOUTH HWY 311 SOUTH IMD Higher 2187, 0.414, WSW 6919703.2s Page 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TARGET PROPERTY SEARCH RESULTS The target property was not listed in any of the databases searched by EDR. DATABASES WITH NO MAPPED SITES No mapped sites were found in EDR's search of available ("reasonably ascertainable ") government records either on the target property or within the search radius around the target property for the following databases: STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Lists of Federal NPL (Superfund) sites NPL National Priority List Proposed NPL Proposed National Priority List Sites NPL LIENS Federal Superfund Liens Lists of Federal Delisted NPL sites Delisted NPL National Priority List Deletions Lists of Federal sites subject to CERCLA removals and CERCLA orders FEDERAL FACILITY Federal Facility Site Information listing SEMS Superfund Enterprise Management System Lists of Federal CERCLA sites with NFRAP SEMS-ARCHIVE Superfund Enterprise Management System Archive Lists of Federal RCRA facilities undergoing Corrective Action CORRACTS Corrective Action Report Lists of Federal RCRA TSD facilities RCRA-TSDF RCRA - Treatment, Storage and Disposal Lists of Federal RCRA generators RCRA-LQG RCRA - Large Quantity Generators RCRA-SQG RCRA - Small Quantity Generators RCRA-VSQG RCRA - Very Small Quantity Generators (Formerly Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators) Federal institutional controls / engineering controls registries LUCIS Land Use Control Information System TC6919703.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY US ENG CONTROLS Engineering Controls Sites List US INST CONTROLS Institutional Controls Sites List Federal ERNS list ERNS Emergency Response Notification System Lists of state- and tribal (Superfund) equivalent sites NC HSDS Hazardous Substance Disposal Site Lists of state- and tribal hazardous waste facilities SHWS Inactive Hazardous Sites Inventory Lists of state and tribal landfills and solid waste disposal facilities SWF/LF List of Solid Waste Facilities DEBRIS Solid Waste Active Disaster Debris Sites Listing OLI Old Landfill Inventory LCID Land -Clearing and Inert Debris (LCID) Landfill Notifications Lists of state and tribal leaking storage tanks INDIAN LUST Leaking Underground Storage Tanks on Indian Land Lists of state and tribal registered storage tanks FEMA UST Underground Storage Tank Listing UST Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Database AST AST Database INDIAN UST Underground Storage Tanks on Indian Land State and tribal institutional control / engineering control registries INST CONTROL No Further Action Sites With Land Use Restrictions Monitoring Lists of state and tribal voluntary cleanup sites INDIAN VCP Voluntary Cleanup Priority Listing VCP Responsible Party Voluntary Action Sites Lists of state and tribal brownfield sites BROWNFIELDS Brownfields Projects Inventory ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Local Brownfield lists US BROWNFIELDS A Listing of Brownfields Sites Local Lists of Landfill / Solid Waste Disposal Sites SWRCY Recycling Center Listing TC6919703.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY HIST LF Solid Waste Facility Listing INDIAN ODI Report on the Status of Open Dumps on Indian Lands ODI Open Dump Inventory DEBRIS REGION 9 Torres Martinez Reservation Illegal Dump Site Locations IHS OPEN DUMPS Open Dumps on Indian Land Local Lists of Hazardous waste / Contaminated Sites US HIST CDL Delisted National Clandestine Laboratory Register US CDL National Clandestine Laboratory Register PFAS PFAS Contamination Site Listing Local Land Records LIENS 2 CERCLA Lien Information Records of Emergency Release Reports HMIRS Hazardous Materials Information Reporting System SPILLS Spills Incident Listing SPILLS 90 SPILLS 90 data from FirstSearch SPILLS 80 SPILLS 80 data from FirstSearch Other Ascertainable Records RCRA NonGen / NLR RCRA - Non Generators / No Longer Regulated FUDS Formerly Used Defense Sites DOD Department of Defense Sites SCRD DRYCLEANERS State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners Listing US FIN ASSUR Financial Assurance Information EPA WATCH LIST EPA WATCH LIST 2020 COR ACTION 2020 Corrective Action Program List TSCA_ Toxic Substances Control Act TRIS Toxic Chemical Release Inventory System SSTS Section 7 Tracking Systems ROD Records Of Decision RMP Risk Management Plans RAATS RCRA Administrative Action Tracking System PRP Potentially Responsible Parties PADS PCB Activity Database System ICIS Integrated Compliance Information System FTTS FIFRA/ TSCA Tracking System - FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, & Rodenticide Act)/TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) MLTS Material Licensing Tracking System COAL ASH DOE Steam -Electric Plant Operation Data COAL ASH EPA_ Coal Combustion Residues Surface Impoundments List PCB TRANSFORMER PCB Transformer Registration Database RADINFO Radiation Information Database HIST FTTS FIFRA/TSCA Tracking System Administrative Case Listing DOT OPS Incident and Accident Data CONSENT Superfund (CERCLA) Consent Decrees INDIAN RESERV Indian Reservations FUSRAP Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program UMTRA Uranium Mill Tailings Sites LEAD SMELTERS Lead Smelter Sites TC6919703.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY US AIRS Aerometric Information Retrieval System Facility Subsystem US MINES Mines Master Index File ABANDONED MINES Abandoned Mines FINDS Facility Index System/Facility Registry System DOCKET HWC Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket Listing ECHO Enforcement & Compliance History Information UXO Unexploded Ordnance Sites FUELS PROGRAM EPA Fuels Program Registered Listing AIRS Air Quality Permit Listing ASBESTOS ASBESTOS COAL ASH Coal Ash Disposal Sites DRYCLEANERS Drycleaning Sites Financial Assurance . Financial Assurance Information Listing NPDES NPDES Facility Location Listing UIC Underground Injection Wells Listing AOP Animal Operation Permits Listing PCSRP Petroleum -Contaminated Soil Remediation Permits CCB Coal Ash Structural Fills (CCB) Listing SEPT HAULERS Permitted Septage Haulers Listing MINES MRDS Mineral Resources Data System EDR HIGH RISK HISTORICAL RECORDS EDR Exclusive Records EDR MGP EDR Proprietary Manufactured Gas Plants EDR Hist Auto . EDR Exclusive Historical Auto Stations EDR Hist Cleaner EDR Exclusive Historical Cleaners EDR RECOVERED GOVERNMENT ARCHIVES Exclusive Recovered Govt. Archives RGA HWS Recovered Government Archive State Hazardous Waste Facilities List RGA LF Recovered Government Archive Solid Waste Facilities List RGA LUST Recovered Government Archive Leaking Underground Storage Tank SURROUNDING SITES: SEARCH RESULTS Surrounding sites were identified in the following databases. Elevations have been determined from the USGS Digital Elevation Model and should be evaluated on a relative (not an absolute) basis. Relative elevation information between sites of close proximity should be field verified. Sites with an elevation equal to or higher than the target property have been differentiated below from sites with an elevation lower than the target property. Page numbers and map identification numbers refer to the EDR Radius Map report where detailed data on individual sites can be reviewed. Sites listed in bold italics are in multiple databases. Unmappable (orphan) sites are not considered in the foregoing analysis. TC6919703.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 6 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Lists of state and tribal leaking storage tanks LAST: A listing of leaking aboveground storage tank site locations. A review of the LAST list, as provided by EDR, and dated 10/08/2021 has revealed that there is 1 LAST site within approximately 0.5 miles of the target property. Equal/Higher Elevation Address Direction / Distance Map ID Page CRANFORD IRON & META 5093 US HIGHWAY 311 SSE 1/4 - 1/2 (0.363 mi.) 1 8 Incident Number: 95515 Current Status: C LUST: The Leaking Underground Storage Tank Incidents Management Database contains an inventory of reported leaking underground storage tank incidents. The data come from the Department of Environment, & Natural Resources' Incidents by Address. A review of the LUST list, as provided by EDR, and dated 10/29/2021 has revealed that there are 2 LUST sites within approximately 0.5 miles of the target property. Equal/Higher Elevation NCDOT - PARCEL 74A - Incident Phase: RE Incident Number: 6946 Current Status: File Located in House Address Direction / Distance Map ID Page HWY 311 S WSW 1/4 - 1/2 (0.370 mi.) A2 9 H & M GROCERY 5708 HWY 311 SOUTH W 1/4 - 1/2 (0.375 mi.) A3 11 Incident Phase: FU Incident Number: 18890 Current Status: File Located in House LUST TRUST: This database contains information about claims against the State Trust Funds for reimbursements for expenses incurred while remediating Leaking USTs. A review of the LUST TRUST list, as provided by EDR, and dated 01/03/2022 has revealed that there is 1 LUST TRUST site within approximately 0.5 miles of the target property. Equal/Higher Elevation Address Direction / Distance Map ID Page H&M GROCERY 5708 US HWY 311 W 1/4 - 1/2 (0.375 mi.) A5 17 Facility Id: 0-026407 Site ID: 18890 TC6919703.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 7 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Records of Emergency Release Reports IMD: Incident Management Database. A review of the IMD list, as provided by EDR, and dated 10/29/2021 has revealed that there are 2 IMD sites within approximately 0.5 miles of the target property. Equal/Higher Elevation H & M GROCERY Facility Id: 18890 NCDOT PARCEL13 SOUTH HWY 311 SOUTH Facility Id: 6942 Address Direction / Distance Map ID Page 5708 US HWY 311 N. W 1/4 - 1/2 (0.375 mi.) A4 15 WSW 1/4 - 1/2 (0.414 mi.) A6 17 TC6919703.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 8 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY There were no unmapped sites in this report. TC6919703.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 9 OVERVIEW MAP - 6919703.2S Target Property Sites at elevations higher than or equal to the target property Sites at elevations lower than the target property Manufactured Gas Plants National Priority List Sites Dept. Defense Sites 0 114 112 1 Mks Indian Reservations BIA �." Power transmission lines l Special Flood Hazard Area (1 WO) [] 0.20/o Annual Chance Flood Hazard ® National Wetland Inventory State Wetlands Hazardous Substance Disposal Sites This report includes Interactive Map Layers to display and/or hide map information. The legend includes only those icons for the default map view. SITE NAME: Wall II Butler Mitigation Site ADDRESS: 4477 WALL BROTHERS RI] Sophia NC 27350 LAT/LONG: 35.825397179.850675 CLIENT: EcoMitigation Asset Advisors CONTACT: Travis Hamrick INQUIRY #: 6919703.2s DATE: March 30, 2022 11:19 am Copyright 2022 EAR. Inc. r. 2015 TomTom Rai. 2015. DETAIL MAP - 6919703.2S A/ Target Property ■ Sites at elevations higher than or equal to the target property • Sites at elevations lower than the target property I. Manufactured Gas Plants Sensitive Receptors National Priority List Sites Dept Defense Sites 1/16 111 1/4Ines Indian Reservations BIA National Wetland Inventory State Wetlands Hazardous Substance Disposal Sites This report includes Interactive Map Layers to display and/or hide map information. The legend includes only those icons for the default map view. SITE NAME: Wall II Buffer Mitigation Site ADDRESS: 4477 WALL BROTHERS RI] Sophia NC 27350 LAT/LONG: 35.825397179.850675 CLIENT: EcoMitigation Asset Advisors CONTACT: Travis Hamrick INQUIRY #: 6919703.2s DATE: March 30, 2022 11:19 am Copyright 2022 EAR. Inc. r. 2015 TomTom Rai. 2015. Exhibit F: Financial Assurances Memo (4/2/2014) ATA NCDENR North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Pat McCrory John E. Skvarla, III Governor Secretary April 2, 2014 MEMORANDUM TO: Approved Nutrient Offset & Riparian Buffer Mitigation Banks in NC FROM: Katie Merritt Nutrient Offset & Buffer Banking Coordinator — Division of Water Resources THROUGH: Karen Higgins 401 and Buffer Permitting Unit — Division of Water Resources Supervisor SUBJECT: Notification of potential changes to performance bond requirements for construction and monitoring costs of nutrient offset and riparian buffer mitigation banks in NC On February 19, 2014, Assistant Secretary of the North Carolina (NC) Department of Environment & Natural Resources, Mitch Gillespie, responded to a concerned citizen's letter requesting staff within the Division of Water Resources (DWR) re-evaluate the minimum requirements of performance bonds for nutrient offset and riparian buffer mitigation banks in NC. Currently, the requirements are a minimum of $150,000 and $100,000 for construction and monitoring costs respectively. Staff within the 401 & Buffer Permitting Unit of the DWR, conducted a thorough review of information received from mitigation providers and consultants and determined that performance bonds less than the current minimum bond requirements may be accepted on a case by case basis. Restrictions to the changes in bonding amounts are as follows: • Applicable for riparian restoration projects conducted by approved private mitigation banks only; • Applicable for projects 10 acres or less in size as shown on a survey; • Applicable for projects that do not include fencing as part of the approval for mitigation; • Not applicable for projects that include stream and/or wetland mitigation; and • No bond shall be less than $50,000 and $25,000 for construction and monitoring costs respectively. In accordance with the statement provided in Mr. Gillespie's response letter, the following applies: • "Operational procedures that are not in direct compliance with existing Umbrella Mitigation Banking Instruments (UMBI) will need to be approved prior to implementation". Therefore, mitigation bank sponsors who would like to modify the performance bond requirements on buffer/nutrient offset riparian restoration projects may submit a modification of their existing UMBI for review and approval by the Director of the Division of Water Resources (DWR), prior to implementation. Please contact Katie Merritt at 919-807-6371 or katie.merritt(aincdenr.gov for UMBI modification requests or questions regarding this correspondence. Division of Water Resources — 401 & Buffer Permitting Unit 1650 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1650 Location: 512 N. 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