Endangered Species Permits
Habitat Conservation Plans in Region 3
HCPs In Development | HCPs Completed | HCPs Renewed
HCPs in Development
Indiana Bat, Northern Long-eared Bat, Little Brown Bat, Bald Eagle
MidAmerican Energy Company Wind Energy Facilities in Iowa
Mitchell's Satyr Rangewide Habitat Conservation Plan (Michigan)
Midwest Wind: Multi-Species
Wind Energy Facilities in Eight Midwest States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin)
NiSource Pipeline Right-of-way Habitat Conservation Plan (14 States)
November 14, 2013 - - Nisource Multi-species HCP (14 States)
November 14,2013 - NiSource, Inc.; Record of Decision, Habitat Conservation Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, and Permit Issuance
Higgins Eye Pearlymussel
Cities Nuclear Station (Exelon Generation): Low Effect Habitat
Conservation Plan for Quad Cities
Nuclear Station, Rock Island County, IL
Draft HCP to support issuance of an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) for the Federally Endangered Lampsilis higginsii mussel and the candidate mussel species Plethobasus cyphyus related to operations of the Quad Cities Station (QCS)
Quad Cities Nuclear Station Environmental Action Statement and Low Effect Screening Form
Quad Cities Nuclear Station Incidental Take Permit Application (PDF)
Hine's Emerald Dragonfly
Enbridge Low Effect HCP for Maintenance in Michigan
Federal Register (March 11, 2013): Notice of Availability of Draft Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Enbridge Pipelines (Lakehead), L.L.C. (PDF )
Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly Draft Habitat Conservation Plan; Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline Inspection and Repair (140-page PDF )
Screening Form for Low-effect HCP; Enbridge Line 5 Inspection and Repair (4-page PDF )
Fowler Ridge Wind Farm (Indiana) - - Notice of Availability: Final HCP, EIS and other Documents (January 17, 2014)
Buckeye Wind Power Project (Ohio)
I-70 Interchange Construction near Indianapolis International Airport, Indiana: Permit issued 04/03/2002
Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat
Pioneer Trail Wind Farm, LLC - Ford and Iroquiois Counties, Illinois
Karner Blue Butterfly
Michigan State-wide Karner Blue Butterfly Habitat Conservation Plan
Cobb to Brickyard Reconductoring Project - Low Effect HCP, Michigan: permit issued 04/08/2005.
NIPSCO (Indiana): Permit issued 03/06/2006.
This plan pertains to certain gas and electric Rights of Way (ROW) owned and operated by the Northern Indiana Public Service Company, and one
easement owned by the Indiana-American Water Company, Inc hosting electrical facilities, which are maintained by NIPSCO.
Current and potential Karner blue butterfly habitat on NIPSCO properties
consists of utility ROW, surrounded by adjacent oak savannas and lakeshore
dunes. Past ROW maintenance included mowing every six years, which
benefited the butterflies by acting as the disturbance necessary to restart
succession and maintain the open areas that lupine needs to thrive. This
maintenance can be performed seasonally in order to avoid or limit contact with lupine and Karner blue butterflies, which are active during periods between May and August. Emergency maintenance or repairs of the electric transmission lines, though, may be required at any time of the year, creating a potential operational conflict and a greater risk of butterfly disturbance or destruction due to vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
Northern Indiana Public Service Company HCP (42-page HCP)
Impementing Agreement (8-page PDF)
Town of Rome - Adams County, Wisconsin: Permit issued 04/14/1999.
Wisconsin's Statewide Karner Blue Butterfly Habitat Conservation Plan: Permit issued 09/27/1999 - - Permit renewed March 5, 2010.
Least Tern (Interior Population)
Cinergy - Gibson County, Indiana: permit issued 12/21/1999. Permit renewed Nov. 2011.
Lake Erie Water Snake
Long Point, Kelly's Island, Ohio: Permit issued 06/04/2003.
Predevelopment LTD (Ohio): Permit issued 12/21/2005.
Magic Carpet Woods Association - Leelanau County, Michigan: permit issued 03/20/2001.
City of Adrian - Southwestern Minnesota: permit issued 01/11/2008.
Duke Power Company (formerly Cinergy Corp.) Renewal of a Incidental Take Permit (Nov. 2011)
Karner Blue Butterfly
Wisconsin Statewide HCP for Karner Blue Butterfly (March 5, 2010)
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