The Clean Water Act Section 404 program should be improved to achieve the goal of no net loss of wetlands for both area and functions. The above recommendations will help to achieve this goal. It is of paramount importance that the regulatory agencies consider each permitting decision over broader geographic areas and longer time periods, i.e., by modifying the boundaries of permit decision making in time and space.
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