Virginia Ecological Services
Northeast Region

Project Reviews in Virginia

Step 8 - Project Review Package

(A). If the ESA section 7 determination for any species or critical habitat is “may adversely affect” or the Eagle Act determination is “Eagle Act permit may be required,” submit the project review package to this office for review.  Attach the online project review request letter (MS Word Format) and ensure you provide all requested information as indicated in table below.  We will respond when we receive a complete project review package.

(B). If the ESA section 7 determination for all species and critical habitat is either “no effect” or “not likely to adversely affect” and the Eagle Act determination is “no Eagle Act permit required,” print the online project review certification letter (PDF).  Federal agencies are not required to contact the Service or provide documentation for “no effect” and/or “no Eagle Act permit required” determinations.  For “not likely to adversely affect” determinations,” federal agencies are required to submit a copy of the online project review certification letter and the project review package with all requested information as indicated in table below to complete consultation requirements.  Regardless of the determination, non-federal applicants must submit a copy of this letter and the project review package for this certification to be valid.

Items to include in the project review package and the associated step:



If you are required to submit the project review package to this office, submit project review packages electronically to VirginiaFieldOffice@fws.gov. Please indicate in your email subject title if you are submitting an "online project review request letter" or an "online project review certification letter." All project reviews will receive a return receipt to inform you that your project has been successfully submitted to this office. Please note that any single email, including attachments, must be smaller than 25 MB. If a single email would be larger than 25 MB, please spread out multiple attachments among several emails (use the same subject name and project reference in all emails related to an individual project). If this is not practical, please mail a hard copy or DVD containing the project review package to our office:

US Fish & Wildlife Service
Virginia Field Office
6669 Short Lane
Gloucester, Virginia 23061
804-693-6694

Maintain a complete copy of the project review package in your files since it will become an integral part of your official record of compliance.

If you have questions or comments concerning this process, please contact Troy Andersen at (804) 693-6694 ext. 2428 or via email at troy_andersen@fws.gov.

Project Reviews
Introduction
Step 1 - Action Area

Step 2 - Official Species List
Step 3 - State Coordination
Step 4 - Suitable Habitat
Step 5 - Critical Habitat
Step 6a - Eagle Nests
Step 6b - Eagle Concentration Areas
Step 7 - Determinations

Step 8 - Project Review Package


Endangered Species

- Species in Virginia
- Species by County/City
- Species Fact Sheets


Critical Habitat
- What is it ?
- Critical Habitat Mapper

Permits & HCPs
- Endangered Species Permits
- Warren Co. Power Station Low Effect HCP

General Info
- Plants and the ESA
- Bald Eagle Information
- Mussel Guidelines
- Northern Long-eared Bat Interim Conference and Planning Guidance (PDF - 1.2MB)

Communication Towers
- Service Guidance on the Siting, Construction, Operation and Decommissioning of Communication Towers

Surveys/Habitat Assessments
- Approved Surveyors (for federally listed species & karst geology in Virginia)
- How to be a Surveyor
- Optimal Survey Times: PLANTS
- How long is an ANIMAL survey valid?
- How long is a PLANT survey valid?
- 2014 Indiana Bat Summer Survey Guidance

Last updated: March 28, 2014
All images by FWS unless otherwise noted.