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Endangered Species Act Certification
In compliance with Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act for federally funded projects, the Fish and Wildlife Service, Caribbean Field Office at Boquerón, Puerto Rico, decided that the following minor actions may be conducted thin a blanket clearance, without adversely affecting the recovery and survival of listed species:
The Municipality of_____________, Puerto Rico, certifies that the following project _(Project Name) ________________________________ funded by (agency name) and located at ______________________________________ complies with:
(Check one or more below, place in the Environmental Review Record and send copy to Fish and Wildlife Service Office)
_____ 1. Street resurfacing.
______2. Construction of gutters and sidewalks along existing roads.
______3. Reconstruction or emergency repairs of existing buildings, facilities and homes.
______4. Rehabilitation of existing occupied single family homes, and buildings; provided that equipment storage or staging areas are not located on vacant property harboring a wetland and/or forested vegetation and that the lighting associated to the new facilities is not visible directly or indirectly from a beach.
______5. Demolition of dilapidated single family homes or buildings; provided that the demolition debris is disposed in certified receiving facilities; equipment storage or staging areas are not located on vacant property harboring a wetland and/or forested vegetation.
______6. Rebuilding of demolished single family homes or buildings, provided that the new construction is within the existing footprint of the previous structure and/or within pre-existing grassed or paved areas, and that the lighting associated to the new facilities are not visible directly or indirectly from a beach.
______7. Activities within existing Right of Ways (ROWs) of roads, bridges and highways, when limited to actions that do not involve cutting native vegetation or mayor earth moving; and are not located within, or adjacent to, drainages, wetlands, or aquatic systems. These activities include the installation of potable water and sanitary pipelines.
______8. Improvements to existing recreational facilities, including the installation of roofs to existing basketball courts, provided that the lighting associated to the facilities are not visible directly or indirectly from the beach.
______9. Construction of electric underground systems in existing towns and communities, provided that the property is not a wetland area and the lighting associated to the facilities are not visible directly or indirectly from the beach.
______10. Construction of facilities on vacant properties covered with grasses in urban areas, provided that the lighting associated to the facilities are not visible directly or indirectly from the beach.
______11. Construction of houses, buildings or acquiring lands in urban areas covered by grass for relocation of low income families and/or facilities that have been affected by weather conditions.
Sugested contact : Marelisa Rivera, Deputy Field Supervisor, 787-851-7297 x 206