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Section 7 Technical Assistance

Step-by-Step Instructions - Step 1

  • For wind energy projects , please contact the Ecological Services Field Office located in the state where the project would occur for assistance.
  • For projects installing towers that include use of guy wires or are over 200 feet in height, please contact the Ecological Services Field Office located in the state where the project would occur for assistance.
  • For all other projects, continue with Step 1.

Step 1. Determine whether a listed or proposed species or designated or proposed critical habitat may be present within the action area.

 

A. Check the species list to determine whether any species or critical habitat may be present in the county(ies) of the proposed project.

  • If no species or critical habitat is listed, conclude "no species present" and document your finding. No further consultation required.
  • If any species or critical habitat is listed, print the species list and continue.

B. If your project is a HUD, pipeline, buried utilities, or telecommunication project; or you are requesting a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) from FEMA; or your project is within a developed area, then click here for instructions specific to those types of projects. If not, continue.

 

C. Go to the pertinent species information pages, define your action area, and cross-reference the species information with your knowledge of the project site.

    • If suitable habitat is not present in the action area, conclude "species and critical habitat not present" and document your finding. No further consultation is required.
    • If suitable habitat is present, but data (e.g., surveys) indicate species and critical habitat are absent from the action area, conclude "species and critical habitat not present" and document your finding. No further consultation required.
    • If suitable habitat is present, and no other data indicate species or critical habitat are absent, conclude "species or critical habitat may be present" and proceed to Step 2.
    • If suitable habitat is present, and no other data indicate species or critical habitat are absent, you may conduct a survey to determine whether listed species or critical habitat are present. Please contact the Ecological Services Field Office located in the state where the project would occur for more information.

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Last updated: June 10, 2014