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Welcome to RIBITS


RIBITS (Regulatory In lieu fee and Bank Information Tracking System) was developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with support from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide better information on mitigation and conservation banking and in-lieu fee programs across the country.  RIBITS allows users to access information on the types and numbers of mitigation and conservation bank and in-lieu fee program sites, associated documents, mitigation credit availability, service areas, as well information on national and local policies and procedures that affect mitigation and conservation bank and in-lieu fee program development and operation.


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A Note on Web Browser Security Warnings and Accessing RIBITS



RIBITS is hosted on a US Army Corps of Engineers web server.  Many RIBITS users do not regularly access Department of Defense (DoD) web sites. When attempting to access DoD web sites (such as RIBITS) that use encryption to protect passwords, you may receive a warning message stating: "There is a problem with this website's security certificate."  This is because most web browsers are not set up to trust the identity of DoD web sites by default.  

Your browser may let you view the DoD security certificate, accept it, and then proceed to the RIBITS home page. If this is the case, follow your browser’s instructions for viewing, accepting, and saving the DoD security certificate. The procedure is safe even though your browser may make you nervous by providing warning messages that sound unsafe.

If your computer cannot accept the web certificate at this stage, go to Step II.


Go to where the DoD security certificate is available for installation. A DoD security certificate is not necessary to view this website.

STEP III:  From the above web site, download only the Root CA 2 Certificate.

a. Double click on "Download  Root CA 2 Certificate" then select Open.  (If asked, click on Allow to the Crypt Shell Extensions from Microsoft Windows)

b. Click on the Right facing arrow next to folder location for the certificate in the left hand pane to expand it, then double click on "Certificates"

c. On the right hand pane listing the certificates, double click one of the two the DoD Root CA 2 certificates. (located at the end of the list)  then click the Install Certificate button.

d. Click Next in the Certificate Import Wizard, select "Place all certificates in the following store" and click Browse. Select "Trusted Root Certification Authorities", then click on OK. Click Next, then click on Finish.  If successful, you will get an import successful message.

e. Close your browser. Reopen the browser and access the RIBITS website again.

Based on the feedback we have received so far, there are two browsers, Mozilla Fire Fox and Safari, that let will you view the DoD certificate, accept it, and then proceed to the website. Internet Explorer and Google Chrome require the steps described above.


If you have further questions or need assistance with obtaining the DoD certificate, please feel free to email