Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) on the Lower Duwamish have three options for settling NRD liability with the Elliott Bay Trustee Council:
- Negotiate a settlement based on construction of a habitat project
by the PRP
- Cash Out the settlement at $125,000 per Discounted Service Acre
- Purchase NRD Bank® credits from Bluefield at less than $125,000 per DSAY
The Cash-out price is based on previous habitat restoration projects, land values, and other costs such as operations and maintenance, monitoring, and adaptive management. As a result, the 125,000/DSAY price may be revised due to inflation, increases in land values and other market forces. The cost per credit from Bluefield is not subject to change and will remain well-below the cash-out cost.