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Process 1: Protect and Manage Species

Protect and Manage Candidate, T&E and CITES Species

Manage Candidate Species and Prevent the Listing of Species

A2: Plan and Implement Candidate Conservation Actions

Work Activity Description: perform status surveys and status reviews; perform site visits; develop and implement contracts, cooperative agreements or grant agreements or funding memoranda, memoranda of understandings, conservation agreements, and candidate conservation agreements; research; provide technical assistance; manage habitat and species; prepare acquisition requests, for example, fencing; assist with population augmentation; conduct population monitoring; consult on conservation agreements; review materials; evaluate issues; correspondence; identify law enforcement issues and concerns; conduct Office of the Solicitor reviews, identify implications and ramifications; coordinate permit reviews and briefings for regulatory notices; hold public hearings for comments and responses; ensure compliance with National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Historic Preservation Act; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial data; update and maintain spatial database

Notes:

Exclusions:

  • This activity EXCLUDES Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances, which are covered under permitting actions, work activity F4: Process and Monitor Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances.
  • This activity EXCLUDES the grants management work that Federal Aid conducts and can be found under work activity 7B: Administer Federal Assistance Grants.


Definitions:

  • Candidate Conservation Actions: Voluntary conservation agreements between the Service and one or more private or public parties. The Service works with its partners to identify threats to candidate species, plan the measures needed to stabilize and conserve them, identify willing landowners, develop agreements, and implement the conservation measures and monitor their effectiveness

 

Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF.

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A3: Evaluate Species for Candidate Status

Work Activity Description: prepare candidate forms; evaluate status of candidate and other species at risk; review candidate forms; enter information into Environmental Conservation Online System - Threatened and Endangered Species System database; conduct status survey; review and approve forms; prepare and process candidate notices of review; manage species of concern list; coordinate with partners on status of candidates and other species at risk; review, update, and approve recycled petition findings; compile relevant information; write, review and brief candidate forms; perform peer reviews; conduct and review status reviews, including requests for technical assistance from National Marine Fisheries Service; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial data; develop program policy and guidance

Notes:

Exclusions:

Definitions:

  • A candidate form provides status details for a species for which the Service has sufficient information on biological vulnerability and threats to propose the species for listing, and for which the Director has approved its addition to the Service's Candidate list.

 

 

Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF.

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List Endangered Species

B2: Prepare and Process Listing Petitions

Work Activity Description:

  • For US/domestic species, prepare 12-month findings and Federal Register Package; conduct status reviews; compile relevant information; write, review, and brief proposed and final listing rules, findings, and accompanying rulemaking documents; coordinate with Office of the Solicitor; hold public hearings and take, assemble and respond to public comment; post legal notices; obtain and conduct peer reviews; ensure National Environmental Policy Act compliance; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial data,
  • For US/domestic species, prepare 3Ø-day responses, 9Ø-day findings, and Federal Register Package; compile relevant information; write, review, and brief proposed and final finding, listing rules, and accompanying rulemaking documents; hold public hearings and take, assemble and respond to public comments; post legal notices; obtain and conduct peer reviews; coordinate with Office of the Solicitor; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial data

Notes:

  • The Service must make finding within 9 months of the 9Ø-day finding that there is "substantial information" indicating that the petitioned listing may be warranted. The Service must make finding within 9Ø days of receiving a petition as to whether or not there is "substantial information" indicating that the petitioned listing may be warranted. There are two distinct actions for petition management. The first step in 3Ø/9Ø day finding; however, not all 9Ø-day findings will trigger a 12-month action. 9Ø-day findings that are substantial require 12-month findings that funded at a different level, and require public notice or status review. 12-month findings could result in listing a species.
  • Publication in the Federal Register of a 12-month finding makes public the Service's decision on a petition to list a species as threatened or endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act. That finding is based on a detailed assessment of the available information on the species, as detailed in the species' status review. One of three possible conclusions can be reached as part of the finding: that listing is warranted, not warranted, or warranted but presently precluded by other higher-priority listing activities involving other species.

Exclusions:

  • Unless you are authorized to charge your salary and other expenses to Subactivity 1111 or Subactivity 1117, please do not code costs here. If you have any questions, please contact your Regional Threatened and Endangered Species Chief or ARD - Ecological Services.

Definitions:

 

 

Constraints:

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Endangered Species Act Section 4, 5ØCFR424

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B3: Prepare and Process Listing Rules for US/Domestic Species

Work Activity Description: for US/domestic species, compile relevant information; write, review and brief proposed and final listing rules and accompanying rulemaking documents; perform activities for revised listing packages; prepare and process special 4(d) rules that accompanies package; prepare and process 4(d) rules and critical habitat rules that are integral with listing package; conduct and review status reviews, including National Marine Fisheries Service technical assistance; provide technical assistance on listing issues; ensure National Environmental Policy act compliance; coordinate with Office of the Solicitor; post legal notices; hold public hearings and take, assemble and respond to public comments and legal notices; obtain and conduct peer reviews; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial data; compile record of compliance; provide program management and research; prepare and process policy and guidance documents

Notes:

  • Listing a species as threatened or endangered provides the species with protections under Endangered Species Act. These include restrictions on taking, transporting, or selling species; a requirement that federal agencies not fund, permit or undertake activities that would jeopardize the continued existence of the species; authorization for the Service to develop and carry out recovery plans; authority to purchase important habitat; and federal aid to state wildlife agencies that have cooperative agreements with the Service.
  • This activity includes revisions and corrections to listing packages, as well as reclassifications from threatened to endangered.

Exclusions:

  • Unless you are authorized to charge your salary and other expenses to Subactivity 1111 or Subactivity 1117, please do not code costs here. If you have any questions, please contact your Regional Threatened and Endangered Species Chief or ARD - Ecological Services.

Definitions:

 

 

Constraints: Unique Activity

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Endangered Species Act Section 4, 5ØCFR424, 5ØCFR17.11, 5ØCFR17.12, 5ØCFR17.4Ø-48, 5ØCFR17 subpart E

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B4: Prepare and Process Critical Habitat Rules for US/Domestic Species

Work Activity Description: for US/domestic species, compile relevant information; write, review, and brief proposed and final critical habitat rules and accompanying rulemaking documents; identify critical habitats; produce economic analyses of critical habitat designations; comply with other regulatory requirements, such as Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866, the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and Executive Orders 1263Ø and 12988; develop maps; ensure National Environmental Policy Act compliance; coordinate with Office of the Solicitor; post legal notices; hold public hearings and take, assemble and respond to public comment; compile record of compliance; obtain and conduct peer reviews; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial data; provide program management; research, prepare, and process policy and guidance documents

Notes:

  • This activity includes revisions and corrections to critical habitat packages.

Exclusions:

  • Unless you are authorized to charge your salary and other expenses to Subactivity 1111 or Subactivity 1117, please do not code costs here. If you have any questions, please contact your Regional Threatened and Endangered Species Chief or ARD - Ecological Services.

Definitions:

  • The law provides for designation of "critical habitat" for listed species when judged to be "prudent and determinable". Critical habitat includes geographic areas on which are found those physical or biological features essential to the conservation of the species and which may require special management considerations or protection. Critical habitats may include areas not occupied by the species at the time of listing but that are essential to the conservation of the species. Critical habitat designations affect only federal agency actions or federally funded or permitted activities.

 

 

Constraints: The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF.

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: National Environmental Policy Act

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B5: Provide Litigation Support for Listing of US/Domestic Species

Work Activity Description: respond to Notice(s) of Intent; provide input for responding to complaints or drafting declarations; assist with legal briefs; compile administrative records; provide input into negotiations; assist with settlement memos and discoveries; respond to interrogatories and depositions; provide expert testimony; conduct court hearings and negotiations; provide policy review and guidance; develop litigation strategy with the Office of the Solicitor; maintain litigation database

Notes:

  • Includes work conducted regarding critical habitat

Exclusions:

  • Unless you are authorized to charge your salary and other expenses to Subactivity 1111 or Subactivity 1117, please do not code costs here. If you have any questions, please contact your Regional Threatened and Endangered Species Chief or ARD - Ecological Services.

Definitions:

 

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement

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B6: Prepare and Process Foreign Listings

Work Activity Description: for foreign species, prepare 90-day and 12-month findings; conduct status reviews; compile relevant information; write, review, and brief proposed and final listing/delisting/uplisting/downlisting rule and accompanying rulemaking documents; submit rulemaking documents to Office of the Solicitor for review; publish 90-day and 12-month findings, proposed and final rules in Federal Register; hold public hearings and take, assemble and respond to public comments; obtain and conduct peer reviews; coordinate with Office of the Solicitor; prepare outreach materials and conduct outreach.

Notes:

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Constraints: Unique Activity

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Develop Recovery Plans or Special Rules for Endangered Species

C2: Develop Recovery Plans for T&E Species

Work Activity Description: develop and review draft and final recovery outline; submit outline to Regional Office and major sub-regional office for review and concurrence; approve final outline at Washington Office; compile information for plans; consult species experts/stakeholders, as appropriate; establish a recovery team of non-Service and/or Service staff and hold team meetings, as appropriate; develop, award and administer contracts for writing a draft or final plan; develop/write, review, and brief Service staff on draft and final recovery plans; revise recovery plans, as needed; conduct peer review; submit plans to Regional Office and Major Sub-Regional Office for review and approval; submit draft plan to Washington Office for review; print and distribute recovery plans; post plans on regional office and Washington Office websites; publish Notice of Availability in Federal Register for both draft and final plans; hold public informational meetings; respond to public comments; involve stakeholders; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial and other data, as needed.

Notes:

  • The recovery outline is prepared concurrent with, or immediately following, the listing of a species, and guides recovery efforts until a recovery plan is prepared.
  • This activity includes development of initial draft and final recovery outlines, initial draft and final recovery plans, draft and final revised recovery plans, and recovery plan updates. It includes tasks associated with development of plans in house, through establishment of a recovery team, or under contract.
  • Staff in the field office with lead responsibility for the species should charge to this code when developing (as described above) a draft or final recovery outline or plan.
  • Staff in the Regional Office should charge to this code when assisting the lead field office in writing, reviewing, or processing, a draft or final outline or plan.
  • Staff in the Washington Office should charge to this code when reviewing the draft recovery outline or plan and assisting with posting the plan on the WO website.
  • Others should charge to this code only when assisting or coordinating with the lead field office on a specific draft or final recovery outline or plan.

Exclusions:

  • When conducting actions described in a final recovery plan, charge time to the activity: D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

Definitions:

  • The recovery outline identifies urgent recovery actions and describes the process to be used to develop a recovery plan.
  • The recovery plan establishes measurable and objective criteria against which downlisting and or delisting a species would be appropriate. The plan guides the Service and our partners in what is needed to recover the species to the point that the protections of the ESA are no longer needed.

 

 

Constraints: The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; required under ESA Section 4(f)

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Endangered Species Act Section 4(f)

Cost Drivers:

C3: Prepare, Process and Implement Special 4d, Experimental Population and Other Rules for T&E Species

Work Activity Description: prepare (compile information, write and review) proposed and final 4(d) special rules, 10(j) experimental population rules, and 4(d) rules that accompany 10(j) rules and other rules pertaining to T&E species; submit rules to Regional Office and Major Sub-Regional Office for review; submit to Office of the Solicitor for review; transmit rules to Washington Office for review, concurrence and processing; publish rules in Federal Register; conduct briefings; obtain and conduct peer reviews; hold public informational meetings; take, assemble and respond to public comments; compile information; consult species experts, States, and partners, as appropriate; ensure National Environmental Policy Act and other regulatory determinations compliance; and implement actions for foreign T&E species covered under a special 4(d) or other rules, such as captive-bred wildlife

Notes:

  • This activity includes preparing and processing stand-alone initial 4(d) rules, revisions to existing 4(d) rules, 4(d) rules associated with 10(j) experimental population rules, 10(j) experimental population rules, and other rules pertaining to T&E species, such as captive-bred wildlife.
  • Staff in the field office with lead responsibility for the species should charge to this code when developing (as described above) a draft or final 4(d) or 10(j) rule.
  • Staff in the Regional Office should charge to this code when assisting the lead field office in writing, reviewing, or processing, a draft or final 4(d) or 10(j) rule.
  • Staff in the Washington Office should charge to this code when reviewing and processing the 4(d) or 10(j) draft and final rules.
  • Others should charge to this code only when assisting or coordinating with the lead field office on a specific 4(d) or 10(j) rule.
  • For foreign species, charge to this code for any activity related to the administration and implementation of a special 4(d) rule or other rules.  ESA section 10(j) rules do not apply to foreign species.

Exclusions:

  • When developing 4(d) rules in conjunction with a listing rule charge time to the activity B3: Prepare and Process Listing Rules for US/Domestic Species.

Definitions:

  • Special 4(d) rules establish the section 9 prohibitions for threatened species enabling the Service to tailor Endangered Species Act protections to the conservation needs of the species.
  • 10(j) rules establish essential or non-essential experimental populations that further the conservation of the species

 

Constraints: Unique Activity

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: ESA Section 4d, 5ØCFR17 subpart E, H and J, and all required determinations; ESA section 10(j)

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C4: Conduct 5-Year Reviews

Work Activity Description: develop process; prioritize species reviews; prepare and publish notice of initiating review in Federal Register; collect, analyze and review information; develop, review and brief Service and Departmental staff on classification recommendation; document process and determinations; develop, award, and administer contracts, if appropriate; obtain peer review

Notes:

  • This activity includes conducting stand-alone 5-year reviews, as well as 5-year reviews conducted concurrently with a 12-month status review as part of the downlisting or delisting petition process.
  • Staff in the field office with lead responsibility for the species should charge to this code when initiating and conducting (as described above) a 5-year review.
  • Staff in the Regional Office should charge to this code when assisting the lead field office in conducting the 5-year review, reviewing and concurring with the recommendation, or processing the 5-year review Notice of Availability.
  • Staff in the Washington Office should charge to this code when assisting the field or Regional office with their 5-year review workload (includes technical assistance on matters of policy, prioritizing 5-year reviews not yet initiated, reviewing draft recommendations if requested by the field or Region, and assisting with briefings).
  • Others should charge to this code only when assisting or coordinating with the lead field office on a 5-year review.

Exclusions:

  • Use this code only when conducting work associated with a 5-year status review under the ESA.

Definitions:

  • The 5-year review is a review of a listed species required under section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA to determine whether the current species' classification is correct. The review may result in a recommendation that the species be uplisted from threatened to endangered, downlisted from endangered to threatened, or delisted. However, a separate rulemaking procedure is required to implement those recommendations and the appropriate code should be used for the separate rulemaking.

 

 

 

Constraints: PART requirement; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; required under ESA section 4(c)(2)(A)

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Endangered Species Act Section 4(c)2(A)

Cost Drivers:

C5: Prepare and Process Delisting/Downlisting Petitions

Work Activity Description: for US/domestic species, prepare 3Ø-day response letter to petitioner(s), 9Ø-day finding, and 12-month findings for downlisting or delisting petitions; conduct status reviews; compile relevant information; write, review, and brief Service staff on findings, and accompanying rulemaking documents (if appropriate); coordinate with Office of the Solicitor; publish notice in the Federal Register.

Notes:

  • The Service must make finding within 9Ø days (if at all possible) of receiving a petition as to whether or not there is "substantial information" indicating that the petitioned downlisting or delisting action may be warranted. 9Ø-day findings that are substantial require a status review of the species, and within 9 months of issuing the 90-day finding, complete a 12-month finding that determines whether the petitioned action is warranted, not warranted, or warranted but precluded by higher-priority workload. 12-month findings could result in further rulemaking to downlist or delist a species.
  • Staff in the field office with lead responsibility for the species should charge to this code when writing or processing (as described above) a 90-day or 12-month downlisting or delisting petition.
  • Staff in the Regional Office should charge to this code when assisting the lead field office in writing, reviewing, processing a 90-day or 12-month finding for a downlisting or delisting petition.
  • Staff in the Washington Office should charge to this code when reviewing and processing a 90-day or 12-month finding for a downlisting or delisting petition.
  • Others should charge to this code only when assisting or coordinating with the lead field office on a specific 90-day or 12-month finding for a downlisting or delisting petition.

Exclusions:

  • When preparing and processing downlisting and delisting draft and final rules charge time to activity C6: Prepare and Process Delisting/Downlisting Rules.

Definitions:

  • Petition: section 4(b)(3)(A) of the ESA allows any "interested person" to request (petition) the Service to add or remove a species from the List of Threatened and Endangered Species.
  • The 9Ø-day finding is the Service's determination as to whether a petition provides "substantial information" indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. The Service is required to make this determination, to the maximum extent practicable, within 9Ø days of receipt of the petition.
  • A 12-month finding is the Service's determination as to whether the petitioned action is warranted. That finding is based on an assessment of the available information on the species, as detailed in the species' status review. There are three possible outcomes of the finding: that the petitioned action is warranted, not warranted, or warranted but precluded by other higher-priority activities involving other species. The Service must make the 12-month finding within 9 months of a 9Ø-day finding that there is "substantial information" indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted.

 

 

Constraints: Required under ESA section 4(b)(3)(A)

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Endangered Species Act Section 4(b)(3)(A), 5ØCFR424

Cost Drivers:

C6: Prepare and Process Delisting/Downlisting Rules

Work Activity Description: compile information; write, review, and brief Service and Departmental staff on proposed and final delisting/downlisting rule and accompanying rulemaking documents; prepare proposed downlisting (reclassification) or delisting rule; submit rules to Regional Office and Major Sub-Regional Office for review and concurrence; submit rules to Office of the Solicitor for review; transmit rules to Washington Office for review and processing; publish rules in Federal Register; hold public hearings; take, assemble and respond to public comment; obtain and conduct peer reviews; finalize rules; start to develop plan for post-delisting monitoring if species is to be delisted due to recovery; prepare outreach materials and conduct outreach; prepare and process 4(d) rule that accompanies a downlisting rule, if appropriate; ensure National Environmental Policy Act and other regulatory determination compliance if preparing a 4(d) rule.

Notes:

  • This activity includes preparing and processing both draft and final delisting and downlisting rules. Delisting a species removes the species from the Federal Lists of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife and Plants, and removes the protections provided to listed species under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Staff in the field office with lead responsibility for the species should charge to this code when writing or processing (as described above) a draft or final downlisting or delisting rule.
  • Staff in the Regional Office should charge to this code when assisting the lead field office in writing, reviewing, or processing a draft or final downlisting or delisting rule.
  • Staff in the Washington Office should charge to this code when reviewing and processing a draft or final downlisting or delisting rule.
  • Others should charge to this code only when assisting or coordinating with the lead field office on a specific proposed or downlisting or delisting rule.

Exclusions:

  • When preparing and processing delisiting and downlisting petitions charge time to activity C5: Prepare and Process Delisting/Downlisting Petitions.

Definitions:

  • A species may be delisted due to extinction, recovery, or original data for classification in error (includes new information, discovery of new populations, changes in taxonomy, etc.).
  • Downlisting changes the classification of a species from endangered to threatened.

 

 

Constraints: Unique Activity

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Endangered Species Act Section 4(2)(B), 5ØCFR17.11-12, 5ØCFR424.11

Cost Drivers:

Conduct Recovery Actions

D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species

Work Activity Description: carry out any recovery action that may or may not be listed in approved recovery plans, such as working with partners to plan, organize, and coordinate implementation of recovery plans; produce endangered fish in support of restoration and recovery programs; hold public informational meetings; prepare, award, and administer contracts; conduct environmental National Environmental Policy Act and Section 7 compliance reviews; obtain required Federal, State, and local permits; prepare outreach materials; conduct outreach; provide technical assistance; develop Safe Harbor and cooperative agreements; prepare and publish required Federal Register notices.

Notes:

  • Recovery actions are wide-ranging and can include controlled propagation, habitat protection and restoration, research, education, and monitoring. This would include all costs associated with operations and management of refuge and hatchery activities supporting threatened and endangered species.
  • This code should be used when the primary purpose of the action and/or the majority of the work to be accomplished is directly related to the recovery of threatened or endangered species.
  • Includes recovery actions for T&E aquatic species, including those actions conducted by Fishery Resource Offices and Fish Technology Centers

Exclusions:

  • When the primary purpose of the action is for a purpose other than endangered or threatened species conservation, then time should be charged to the code that most appropriately describes the action. For instance, if a wetland restoration program may benefit a listed species, but the primary purpose of the action is wetland restoration or habitat restoration, then the time should be charged to the appropriate habitat or wetland restoration activity.

Definitions:

  • Recovery Action: implementation of an action in a conservation strategy, recovery outline, or draft or final recovery plan that is needed to help recover listed species

 

 

Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost.

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Endangered Species Act Section 4(f)

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D3: Plan and Implement Post-Delisting Monitoring

Work Activity Description: compile information; consult species experts, states, partners, and others, as appropriate; write, review, and brief Service staff on draft and final post-delisting monitoring plan; prepare and publish a Federal Register Notice of Availability for draft and final plan; obtain peer review on draft plan; assemble and prepare responses to public and peer review comments and incorporate into final plan; develop, award, and administer contracts; print and distribute post-delisting monitoring plan; compile and evaluate monitoring results

Notes:

  • Staff in the field office with lead responsibility for the species should charge to this code when writing or implementing (as described above) a draft or final post delisting monitoring plan (PDM) for species delisted due to recovery.
  • Staff in the Regional Office should charge to this code when assisting the lead field office in writing, reviewing, processing, or implementing a draft or final PDM.
  • Staff in the Washington Office should charge to this code when reviewing the draft or final PDM plan.
  • Others should charge to this code only when assisting or coordinating with the lead field office on a specific draft or final PDM plan.

Exclusions:

  • Do not charge to this code unless working on a specific PDM plan, as described above under the Work Activity Description and Notes sections.

Definition:

  • Post-delisting monitoring verifies that species delisted due to recovery remain secure after removal of Endangered Species Act protections and do not require re-listing as threatened or endangered. Such species must be monitored for at least five years after delisting. Post-delisting monitoring is carried out in cooperation with the states.

 

 

Constraints: PDM required under ESA, section 4(g)

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: ESA of 1973, as amended

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D4: Provide Litigation Support for Recovery Actions

Work Activity Description: respond to Notice(s) of Intent; provide input for responding to complaints or drafting declarations; assist with legal briefs; compile administrative records; provide input into negotiations; assist with settlement memos and discoveries; respond to interrogatories and depositions; provide expert testimony; conduct court hearings and negotiations; provide policy review and guidance; develop litigation strategy with the Office of the Solicitor; maintain litigation database

Notes:

  • Litigation support for recovery actions includes NOIs or suits on delisting/downlisting petitions, delisting or downlisting rules, 5-year reviews, special rules, experimental population rules and recovery plan development and/or implementation.

Exclusions:

  • Litigation support on 4(d) rules accompanying listing rules should be coded to B5: Provide Litigation Support for Listing of US/Domestic Species.

Definitions:

  • Section 11(g)(1)(C) of the ESA provides for citizen suits against "the Secretary where there is alleged a failure of the Secretary to perform any act or duty under section 4 which is not discretionary with the Secretary."

 

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: ESA section 11(g)(1)(C)

Cost Drivers:

Provide ESA (Section 7) Consultations

E2: Provide ESA Section 7 Consultations for Wildland Fire to Service and Other Federal Agencies

Work Activity Description:

  • Complete the Section 7 consultation process, including emergency consultations as appropriate, for projects related to the National Fire Plan that suppress wildfires or reduce the risk of wildfires with other Federal agencies;
  • Meet and communicate with the action agency and any applicant to gather additional information necessary to conduct the consultation; assess the status of the species and critical habitat that may be affected by the project; verify the scope of the proposed action; analyze the effects of the action, including cumulative effects; develop reasonable and prudent alternatives to avoid jeopardy to listed species, and destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat; assess likely incidental take of listed species of implementing the action; develop reasonable and prudent measures, and terms and conditions to implement these measures, to minimize the impacts of this incidental take; develop conservation recommendations; prepare draft and final biological opinions or letter of concurrence.

Notes :

  • Examples of activities that would be appropriately coded to this activity include:
    • preparing or reviewing biological opinions, incidental take statements, or letters of concurrence;
    • assisting Federal agencies (including applicants or designated non-Federal representatives) in determining how listed species/critical habitat may be affected;
    • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the conservation needs of threatened or endangered species;
    • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the presence (or absence) of threatened or endangered species in the vicinity of a proposed project.
  • When performing Section 7 consultations for programs within the Service on Wildland Fire, charge time to this activity. This is an exception to the general rule. All other types of consultations within the Service should be charged to EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.

Exclusions:

  • Excludes controlled burns conducted for purposes other than control of wildfires. Charge controlled burns (e.g. for habitat restoration purposes) to EA: Provide All Other ESA Section 7 Consultations to Other Federal Agencies
  • When providing technical assistance to a non-Federal entity for actions unrelated to a section 7 consultation, charge time to the activity F2: Evaluate Need for, Process and Monitor HCP Permit Applications

Definitions:

  • Section 7 Consultation: The various section 7 processes, including both consultation and conference if proposed species are involved, whereby Federal agencies consult with the Service to ensure their activities do not jeopardize the continued existence of listed or proposed species and do not destroy or adversely modify designated and proposed critical habitat and receive exemption from the section 9 prohibitions of take, as appropriate.

 

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement

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Inputs:

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E3: Provide ESA Section 7 Consultations for Water Use to Other Federal Agencies

Work Activity Description:

  • Complete the Section 7 consultation process for projects that involve construction, operation, and maintenance of water supply facilities and the delivery of water and water contracts for agricultural, industrial, or municipal use, consistent with applicable State and Federal law;
  • Meet and communicate with the action agency and any applicant to gather additional information necessary to conduct the consultation; assess the status of the species and critical habitat that may be affected by the project; verify the scope of the proposed action; analyze the effects of the action, including cumulative effects; develop reasonable and prudent alternatives to avoid jeopardy to listed species, and destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat; assess likely incidental take of listed species of implementing the action; develop reasonable and prudent measures, and terms and conditions to implement these measures, to minimize the impacts of this incidental take; develop conservation recommendations; prepare draft and final biological opinions or letter of concurrence.

Notes:

  • Examples of activities that would be appropriately coded to this activity include:
  • preparing or reviewing biological opinions, incidental take statements, or letters of concurrence;
  • assisting Federal agencies (including applicants or designated non-Federal representatives) in determining how listed species/critical habitat may be affected;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the conservation needs of threatened or endangered species;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the presence (or absence) of threatened or endangered species in the vicinity of a proposed project.

Exclusions:

  • When providing Section 7 consultations for programs within the Service, charge time to the activity EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.
  • Consultations with EPA or Army Corps of Engineers (COE) on Clean Water Act section 402 and 404 permits should be typically coded to EA: Provide All Other ESA Section 7 Consultations to Other Federal Agencies.
  • When providing technical assistance to a non-Federal entity for actions unrelated to a section 7 consultation, charge time to the activity F2: Evaluate Need for, Process and Monitor HCP Permit Applications.

Definitions:

  • Water Resource projects involve construction, operation, and maintenance of water supply facilities and the delivery of water and water contracts for agricultural, industrial, or municipal use
  • Section 7 Consultation: The various section 7 processes, including both consultation and conference if proposed species are involved, whereby Federal agencies consult with the Service to ensure their activities do not jeopardize the continued existence of listed or proposed species and do not destroy or adversely modify designated and proposed critical habitat and receive exemption from the section 9 prohibitions of take, as appropriate.

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF.

Unit of Measure:

Inputs:

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E4: Provide ESA Section 7 Consultations for Hydropower to Other Federal Agencies

Work Activity Description:

  • Complete the Section 7 consultation process for Federal projects that generate hydropower, consistent with applicable State and Federal law; meet and communicate with the action agency and any applicant to gather additional information necessary to conduct the consultation;
  • Assess the status of the species and critical habitat that may be affected by the project; verify the scope of the proposed action; analyze the effects of the action, including cumulative effects; develop reasonable and prudent alternatives to avoid jeopardy to listed species, and destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat; assess likely incidental take of listed species of implementing the action; develop reasonable and prudent measures, and terms and conditions to implement these measures, to minimize the impacts of this incidental take; develop conservation recommendations; prepare draft and final biological opinions or letter of concurrence

Notes:

  • Examples of activities that would be appropriately coded to this activity include:
  • preparing or reviewing biological opinions, incidental take statements, or letters of concurrence;
  • assisting Federal agencies (including applicants or designated non-Federal representatives) in determining how listed species/critical habitat may be affected;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the conservation needs of threatened or endangered species;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the presence (or absence) of threatened or endangered species in the vicinity of a proposed project.

Exclusions:

  • When providing Section 7 consultations for programs within the Service, charge time to the activity EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.
  • When providing technical assistance to a non-Federal entity for actions unrelated to a section 7 consultation, charge time to the activity F2: Evaluate Need for, Process and Monitor HCP Permit Applications.

Definitions:

  • Section 7 Consultation: The various section 7 processes, including both consultation and conference if proposed species are involved, whereby Federal agencies consult with the Service to ensure their activities do not jeopardize the continued existence of listed or proposed species and do not destroy or adversely modify designated and proposed critical habitat and receive exemption from the section 9 prohibitions of take, as appropriate.

 

 

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E5: Provide ESA Section 7 Consultations for Forage to Other Federal Agencies

Work Activity Description:

  • Complete the Section 7 consultation process for projects that manage or influence resource use to enhance public benefit, promote responsible use, and ensure optimal value of forage resources;
  • Meet and communicate with the action agency and any applicant to gather additional information necessary to conduct the consultation; assess the status of the species and critical habitat that may be affected by the project; verify the scope of the proposed action; analyze the effects of the action, including cumulative effects; develop reasonable and prudent alternatives to avoid jeopardy to listed species, and destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat; assess likely incidental take of listed species of implementing the action; develop reasonable and prudent measures, and terms and conditions to implement these measures, to minimize the impacts of this incidental take; develop conservation recommendations; prepare draft and final biological opinions or letter of concurrence

Notes:

  • Examples of activities that would be appropriately coded to this activity include:
  • preparing or reviewing biological opinions, incidental take statements, or letters of concurrence;
  • assisting Federal agencies (including applicants or designated non-Federal representatives) in determining how listed species/critical habitat may be affected;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the conservation needs of threatened or endangered species;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the presence (or absence) of threatened or endangered species in the vicinity of a proposed project.

Exclusions:

  • When providing Section 7 consultations for programs within the Service, charge time to the activity EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.
  • When providing technical assistance to a non-Federal entity for actions unrelated to a section 7 consultation, charge time to the activity F2: Evaluate Need for, Process and Monitor HCP Permit Applications.

Definitions:

  • Forage: grazing
  • Section 7 Consultation: The various section 7 processes, including both consultation and conference if proposed species are involved, whereby Federal agencies consult with the Service to ensure their activities do not jeopardize the continued existence of listed or proposed species and do not destroy or adversely modify designated and proposed critical habitat and receive exemption from the section 9 prohibitions of take, as appropriate.

 

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF.

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E6: Provide ESA Section 7 Consultations for Forest Resources to Other Federal Agencies

Work Activity Description:

  • Complete the Section 7 consultation process for projects that manage or influence resource use to enhance public benefit, promote responsible use, and ensure optimal value of forest resources;
  • Meet and communicate with the action agency and any applicant to gather additional information necessary to conduct the consultation; assess the status of the species and critical habitat that may be affected by the project; verify the scope of the proposed action; analyze the effects of the action, including cumulative effects; develop reasonable and prudent alternatives to avoid jeopardy to listed species, and destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat; assess likely incidental take of listed species of implementing the action; develop reasonable and prudent measures, and terms and conditions to implement these measures, to minimize the impacts of this incidental take; develop conservation recommendations; prepare draft and final biological opinions or letter of concurrence

Notes:

  • This charge code applies to Federal forest lands, as well as state and private forest lands when the primary activity triggering the need for consultation is management of forest resources.
  • Examples of activities that would be appropriately coded to this activity include:
  • preparing or reviewing biological opinions, incidental take statements, or letters of concurrence;
  • assisting Federal agencies (including applicants or designated non-Federal representatives) in determining how listed species/critical habitat may be affected;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the conservation needs of threatened or endangered species;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the presence (or absence) of threatened or endangered species in the vicinity of a proposed project.

Exclusions:

  • When providing Section 7 consultations for programs within the Service, charge time to the activity EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.
  • When providing technical assistance to a non-Federal entity for actions unrelated to a section 7 consultation, charge time to the activity F2: Evaluate Need for, Process and Monitor HCP Permit Applications.

Definitions:

  • Section 7 Consultation: The various section 7 processes, including both consultation and conference if proposed species are involved, whereby Federal agencies consult with the Service to ensure their activities do not jeopardize the continued existence of listed or proposed species and do not destroy or adversely modify designated and proposed critical habitat and receive exemption from the section 9 prohibitions of take, as appropriate.

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

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E7: Provide ESA Section 7 Consultations for Non-Energy Minerals to Other Federal Agencies

Work Activity Description:

  • Complete the Section 7 consultation process for projects that manage or influence resource use to enhance public benefit, promote responsible use, and ensure optimal value of non-energy mineral resources;
  • Meet and communicate with the action agency and any applicant to gather additional information necessary to conduct the consultation; assess the status of the species and critical habitat that may be affected by the project; verify the scope of the proposed action; analyze the effects of the action, including cumulative effects; develop reasonable and prudent alternatives to avoid jeopardy to listed species, and destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat; assess likely incidental take of listed species of implementing the action; develop reasonable and prudent measures, and terms and conditions to implement these measures, to minimize the impacts of this incidental take; develop conservation recommendations; prepare draft and final biological opinions or letter of concurrence

Notes:

  • Examples of activities that would be appropriately coded to this activity include:
  • preparing or reviewing biological opinions, incidental take statements, or letters of concurrence;
  • assisting Federal agencies (including applicants or designated non-Federal representatives) in determining how listed species/critical habitat may be affected;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the conservation needs of threatened or endangered species;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the presence (or absence) of threatened or endangered species in the vicinity of a proposed project.

Exclusions:

  • When providing Section 7 consultations for programs within the Service, charge time to the activity EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.
  • When providing technical assistance to a non-Federal entity for actions unrelated to a section 7 consultation, charge time to the activity F2: Evaluate Need for, Process and Monitor HCP Permit Applications.

Definitions:

  • Section 7 Consultation: The various section 7 processes, including both consultation and conference if proposed species are involved, whereby Federal agencies consult with the Service to ensure their activities do not jeopardize the continued existence of listed or proposed species and do not destroy or adversely modify designated and proposed critical habitat and receive exemption from the section 9 prohibitions of take, as appropriate.

 

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF

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E8: Provide ESA Section 7 Consultations for Energy to Other Federal Agencies

Work Activity Description:

  • Complete the Section 7 consultation process for projects that manage or influence resource use to enhance public benefit, promote responsible use, and ensure optimal value of energy resources;
  • Meet and communicating with the action agency and any applicant to gather additional information necessary to conduct the consultation; assess the status of the species and critical habitat that may be affected by the project; verify the scope of the proposed action; analyze the effects of the action, including cumulative effects; develop reasonable and prudent alternatives to avoid jeopardy to listed species, and destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat; assess likely incidental take of listed species of implementing the action; develop reasonable and prudent measures, and terms and conditions to implement these measures, to minimize the impacts of this incidental take; develop conservation recommendations; prepare draft and final biological opinions or letter of concurrence

Notes:

  • Examples of activities that would be appropriately coded to this activity include:
  • preparing or reviewing biological opinions, incidental take statements, or letters of concurrence;
  • assisting Federal agencies (including applicants or designated non-Federal representatives) in determining how listed species/critical habitat may be affected;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the conservation needs of threatened or endangered species;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the presence (or absence) of threatened or endangered species in the vicinity of a proposed project.

Exclusions:

  • Excludes hydropower - When performing Section 7 consultations for hydropower energy actions, charge time to the activity E4: Provide ESA Section 7 Consultations for Hydropower to Other Federal Agencies.
  • When providing Section 7 consultations for programs within the Service, charge time to the activity EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.
  • When providing technical assistance to a non-Federal entity for actions unrelated to a section 7 consultation, charge time to the activity F2: Evaluate Need for, Process and Monitor HCP Permit Applications.

Definitions:

  • Section 7 Consultation: The various section 7 processes, including both consultation and conference if proposed species are involved, whereby Federal agencies consult with the Service to ensure their activities do not jeopardize the continued existence of listed or proposed species and do not destroy or adversely modify designated and proposed critical habitat and receive exemption from the section 9 prohibitions of take, as appropriate.

 

 

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E9: Provide ESA Section 7 Consultations for Recreation to Other Federal Agencies

Work Activity Description:

  • Complete the Section 7 consultation process for projects that manage or influence recreational use of resources to enhance public benefit, promote responsible use, and ensure optimal value of recreational resources;
  • Meet and otherwise communicate with the action agency and any applicant to gather additional information necessary to conduct the consultation; assess the status of the species and critical habitat that may be affected by the project; verify the scope of the proposed action; analyze the effects of the action, including cumulative effects; develop reasonable and prudent alternatives to avoid jeopardy to listed species, and destruct or modify designated critical habitat, where appropriate; assess likely incidental take of listed species of implementing the action; develop reasonable and prudent measures, and terms and conditions to implement these measures, to minimize the impacts of this incidental take; develop conservation recommendations; prepare draft and final biological opinions (or letter of concurrence); develop program policy and guidance, outreach, and education, and the management and oversight of the program.

Notes:

  • Includes all tasks related to completing the section 7 consultation process for projects that provide for a quality recreation experience, including access, and enjoyment of natural and cultural resources on DOI managed and partnered lands and waters.
  • Examples of activities that would be appropriately coded to this activity include:
  • preparing or reviewing biological opinions, incidental take statements, or letters of concurrence;
  • assisting Federal agencies (including applicants or designated non-Federal representatives) in determining how listed species/critical habitat may be affected;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the conservation needs of threatened or endangered species;
  • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the presence (or absence) of threatened or endangered species in the vicinity of a proposed project.

Exclusions:

  • When providing Section 7 consultations for programs within the Service, charge time to the activity EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.
  • When providing technical assistance to a non-Federal entity for actions unrelated to a section 7 consultation, charge time to the activity F2: Evaluate Need for, Process and Monitor HCP Permit Applications.

Definitions:

  • Section 7 Consultation: The various section 7 processes, including both consultation and conference if proposed species are involved, whereby Federal agencies consult with the Service to ensure their activities do not jeopardize the continued existence of listed or proposed species and do not destroy or adversely modify designated and proposed critical habitat and receive exemption from the section 9 prohibitions of take, as appropriate.

 

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EA: Provide All Other ESA Section 7 Consultations to Other Federal Agencies

Work Activity Description:

  • Complete the Section 7 consultation process for projects that provide for resource protection, including projects that improve the health of watersheds, landscapes, and marine resources that are managed or influenced by Department of Interior, as well as projects that sustain desired biological communities on Department of Interior managed and influenced lands and waters;
  • Meet and communicate with the action agency and any applicant to gather additional information necessary to conduct the consultation; assess the status of the species and critical habitat that may be affected by the project; verify the scope of the proposed action; analyze the effects of the action, including cumulative effects; develop reasonable and prudent alternatives to avoid jeopardy to listed species, and destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat; assess likely incidental take of listed species of implementing the action; develop reasonable and prudent measures, and terms and conditions to implement these measures, to minimize the impacts of this incidental take; develop conservation recommendations; prepare draft and final biological opinions or letter of concurrence

Notes:

  • Charge this activity ONLY if it concerns another action not covered by one of the more specific activity codes for: Wildland Fire, Water Delivery, Hydropower, Forage, Forest, Non-Energy Minerals, Energy, and Recreation.
  • Examples of activities that would be appropriately coded to this activity include:
    • preparing or reviewing biological opinions, incidental take statements, or letters of concurrence;
    • assisting Federal agencies (including applicants or designated non-Federal representatives) in determining how listed species/critical habitat may be affected;
    • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the conservation needs of threatened or endangered species;
    • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the presence (or absence) of threatened or endangered species in the vicinity of a proposed project.

Exclusions:

  • Excludes those Section 7 Consultations that are primarily attributable to one of the more specific Consultation activities for: Wildland Fire, Water Delivery, Hydropower, Forage, Forest, Non-Energy Minerals, Energy, and Recreation. Charge to the more specific activity if the task is mostly associated with one specific resource.
  • When providing Section 7 consultations for programs within the Service, charge time to the activity EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.
  • If providing Section 7 consultations for programs within the Service on Wildland Fire, charge time to the activity: E2: Provide ESA Section 7 Consultations for Wildland Fire to Service and Other Federal Agencies.
  • When providing technical assistance to a non-Federal entity for actions unrelated to a Section 7 consultation, charge time to the activity F2: Evaluate Need for, Process and Monitor HCP Permit Applications.

Definitions:

  • Section 7 Consultation: The various section 7 processes, including both consultation and conference if proposed species are involved, whereby Federal agencies consult with the Service to ensure their activities do not jeopardize the continued existence of listed or proposed species and do not destroy or adversely modify designated and proposed critical habitat and receive exemption from the section 9 prohibitions of take, as appropriate.

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost.

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EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire

Work Activity Description:

  • Complete the Section 7 consultation process for Service program actions that provide for resource protection or resource use, including projects that improve the health of watersheds, landscapes, and marine resources that are managed or influenced by Department of Interior, as well as projects that sustain desired biological communities on Department of Interior managed and influenced lands and waters;
  • Meet and communicate with the action agency and any applicant to gather additional information necessary to conduct the consultation; assess the status of the species and critical habitat that may be affected by the project; verify the scope of the proposed action; analyze the effects of the action, including cumulative effects; develop reasonable and prudent alternatives to avoid jeopardy to listed species, and destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat; assess likely incidental take of listed species of implementing the action; develop reasonable and prudent measures, and terms and conditions to implement these measures, to minimize the impacts of this incidental take; develop conservation recommendations; prepare draft and final biological opinions or letter of concurrence

Notes:

  • Examples of activities that would be appropriately coded to this activity include:
    • preparing or reviewing biological opinions, incidental take statements, or letters of concurrence;
    • assisting Federal agencies (including applicants or designated non-Federal representatives) in determining how listed species/critical habitat may be affected;
    • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the conservation needs of threatened or endangered species;
    • providing technical assistance to Federal agencies or their representatives regarding the presence (or absence) of threatened or endangered species in the vicinity of a proposed project.

Exclusions:

  • If your internal Service program represents the "action agency" in the intra-Service Section 7 Consultation - do not charge any costs here - only the persons actually conducting the Consultation charge costs to this activity. The recipient of the Section 7 consultation should charge costs to the to the activity code best representing the activity subject to consultation.
  • Excludes the preparation of an Intra-Service Section 7 Consultation Form or equivalent biological assessment or other materials necessary to conduct an intra-Service section 7 consultation (e.g., consultation on a Refuge habitat restoration plan). Charge instead to the activity that is the subject of the intra-Service consultation.
  • If providing Section 7 consultations for programs within the Service on Wildland Fire, charge time to the activity: E2: Provide ESA Section 7 Consultations for Wildland Fire to Service and Other Federal Agencies. (This is an exception to the general rule.)

Definitions:

  • Action agency: in this instance, the Service program authorizing, funding, or carrying out the action that may affect listed species or critical habitats.
  • Section 7 Consultation: The various section 7 processes, including both consultation and conference if proposed species are involved, whereby Federal agencies consult with the Service to ensure their activities do not jeopardize the continued existence of listed or proposed species and do not destroy or adversely modify designated and proposed critical habitat and receive exemption from the section 9 prohibitions of take, as appropriate

 

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EC: Provide Litigation Support for Section 7 Consultations to Service and Other Federal Agencies

Work Activity Description: respond to Notice(s) of Intent; provide input for responding to complaints or drafting declarations; assist with legal briefs; compile administrative records; provide input into negotiations; assist with settlement memos and discoveries; respond to interrogatories and depositions; provide expert testimony; conduct court hearings and negotiations; provide policy review and guidance; develop litigation strategy with the Office of the Solicitor; maintain litigation database

Notes:

  • Includes litigation support for both Service programs and other Federal agencies.

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Evaluate Need for, Process and Monitor Permits, Agreements and Assurances for T&E Species

F2: Evaluate Need for, Process and Monitor HCP Permit Applications

Work Activity Description: review non-Federal actions to determine need for a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP); issue or deny permit; work with applicant; conduct site visits; conduct archeological reviews; develop and negotiate Habitat Conservation Plans, Implementation Agreements and associated legal documents; provide technical assistance; prepare and review National Environmental Policy Act documents; prepare and clear Federal Register notices and permit decision documents, such as findings, biological opinion, environmental action statement or finding of no significant impact or record of decision, and permit terms and conditions; reconsider permits; appeal requests; conduct Office of the Solicitor reviews; manage database; monitor for implementation and compliance; handle minor and major amendments and permit transfers; process permit violations and revocations; update and maintain spatial database

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Exclusions:

  • Do not charge to this code if you are conducting intra-Service Section 7 consultation on the issuance of an Endangered Species Act section 10 permit. Charge time for that activity to EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.

Definitions:

  • A Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) is a "conservation plan" that specifies, among other things, the impacts that are likely to result from the taking of a threatened or endangered species and the measures the permit applicant will undertake to minimize and mitigate such impacts.  HCPs can also include conservation measures for candidate species, proposed species, and other species not listed under the ESA at the time an HCP is developed or a permit application is submitted.  The purpose of the habitat conservation planning process and subsequent issuance of incidental take permits is to authorize the incidental take of threatened or endangered species, not to authorize the underlying activities that result in take.  This process ensures that the effects of the authorized incidental take will be adequately minimized and mitigated to the maximum extent practicable.

 

Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

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Inputs: Section 7, Endangered Species Act Section 1Ø, 5ØCFR parts 13 and 17, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, 5ØCFR4Ø2, Privacy Act

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F3: Process and Monitor Safe Harbor Permit Applications

Work Activity Description: develop partnerships with non-federal landowners; serve as point of contact for landowner questions regarding species biology or Endangered Species Act regulation; establish species baseline or concur with baseline determination; conduct archeological reviews; negotiate terms of safe harbor agreement; develop agreement and coordinate review by Service and all partners; develop and publish Federal Register documents; respond to public input; develop outreach package; complete compliance for National Environmental Policy Act and intra-Service Section 7; draft set of findings document; process permit violations and revocations; monitor for implementation and compliance; handle minor and major amendments and permit transfers; develop terms and conditions for 1Ø(a)(1)(A) permit; implement actions on the ground

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Exclusions:

  • Do not charge to this code if you are conducting intra-Service Section 7 consultation on the issuance of an Endangered Species Act section 10 permit. Charge time for that activity to EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.

Definitions:

  • Safe Harbor Agreements provide incentives for private and other non-federal landowners to implement conservation measure for listed species

 

 

Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF

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Inputs: Laws and regulations include: Endangered Species Act Section 1Ø, 5ØCFR parts 13 and 17, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, 5ØCFR4Ø2, Privacy Act

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F4: Process and Monitor Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances

Work Activity Description: provide technical assistance; perform site visits; conduct archeological reviews; develop and negotiate agreements; process permit applications; prepare Federal Register notices; prepare permit application decision documents; monitor compliance; handle minor and major amendments and permit transfers; handle permit denials and requests for reconsideration and/or appeal; process permit violations and revocations; conduct yearly reviews; implement actions on the ground

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Exclusions:

  • If processing a candidate conservation agreement without assurances, allocate time to work activity A2: Plan and Implement Candidate Conservation Actions

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Inputs: Endangered Species Act Section 1Ø, 5ØCFR parts 13 and 17, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, 5ØCFR4Ø2, and Privacy Act

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F5: Process and Monitor Recovery Permits for T&E Species

Work Activity Description: review applications and qualifications; develop terms and conditions; coordinate efforts; ensure compliance with National Environmental Policy Act, intra-Service Section 7; issue or deny permits; publish Federal Register notice for endangered species permits; review annual reports; update Service Permits Information Tracking System database; handle minor and major amendments and permit transfers; work with Office of the Solicitor; conduct law enforcement reviews; process permit violations and revocations; update and maintain spatial database

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Exclusions:

  • Do not charge to this code if you are conducting intra-Service Section 7 consultation on the issuance of an Endangered Species Act section 10 permit. Charge time for that activity to EB: Provide ESA Section 7 Intra-Service Consultations to Service Programs except for Wildland Fire.

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Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF

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Inputs: Endangered Species Act Section 1Ø, 5ØCFR parts 13 and 17, National Historic Preservation Act, 5ØCFR4Ø2, and Privacy Act

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F6: Provide Litigation Support for Permitting Actions of T&E Species

Work Activity Description: respond to Notice(s) of Intent; provide input for responding to complaints or drafting declarations; assist with legal briefs; compile administrative record; provide input into negotiations; assist with settlement memos and discoveries; respond to interrogatories and depositions; provide expert testimony; conduct court hearings and negotiations; provide policy review and guidance; develop litigation strategy with the Office of the Solicitor; maintain litigation database

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Conduct Law Enforcement for T&E and CITES Listed Species

G2: Conduct and Assist with Law Enforcement Investigations for T&E and CITES Listed Species

Work Activity Description: collect and analyze information; identify endangered species violations or compliance; conduct interviews; conduct surveillance; develop and utilize informants and sources of information; query data systems; prepare affidavits; execute administrative and search warrants; execute arrests; collect, store and maintain seized items; execute Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act mandates; prepare reports and prosecution briefs; provide testimony; provide technical assistance on investigations; act as expert witness; support office of the Solicitor and Department of Justice; conduct field investigations; gather evidence, discovery, declarations and depositions; perform grand jury work; participate in settlement negotiations; perform case management; be custodians for evidence; manage special funds accounts; coordinate with foreign government and support endangered species recovery plans; collect, analyze, and query digital spatial data

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Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

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Inputs: Endangered Species Act, 5ØCFR17, 5ØCFR14 (if threatened & endangered), 5ØCFR13 (if threatened & endangered), 5ØCFR23

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G3: Conduct Import/Export Inspections for T&E and CITES Listed Species

Work Activity Description: query E-Doc subsystem; review hardcopy declarations and/or verbal declarations for individuals arriving or departing the United States, determine required documents; examine and review document packages; conduct preliminary inquiries; schedule inspections; perform physical inspections; identify specimens; clear, detain or refuse movement of goods; execute Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act mandates; identify violations or compliance; collect and process fees; collect, store and maintain seized items; prepare reports; enter data; provide court testimony; respond to request for assistance from other federal inspection agencies, such as Customs, United States Department of Agriculture and Immigration and Naturalization Service

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Constraints: The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

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Inputs:Endangered Species Act, 5ØCFR17, 5ØCFR14 (if threatened & endangered), 5ØCFR13 (if threatened & endangered), 5ØCFR23

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Protect and Manage Non T&E Species

H2: Process Non-T&E Litigation for Resource Protection

Work Activity Description: This activity covers any and all work associated with administrative or judicial litigation related to Non-T&E Litigations for Resource Protection, including litigation support provided by the bureaus and offices, legal representation provided by the Office of the Solicitor, and adjudications provided by the Office of Hearings and Appeals.

Work activities include the following when done in the context of litigation: reviewing case files and pleadings; factual investigations and legal research; preparing legal documents, testimony, and exhibits; responding to discovery requests; participating in direct negotiations or other ADR; participating in or conducting hearings (including related travel and court reporting costs); and preparing or reviewing judicial orders and decisions.

Notes:

  • Include litigation involving wildfire management (non-WUI)* and natural resource damage assessments. Excluded is personnel-related litigation.
  • For cases where the bureau or office is responding to litigation filed by others, time should be charged to this activity once a complaint, notice of appeal, or other initiating document has been filed with the administrative or judicial tribunal.
  • For cases where the bureau or office is initiating litigation against others, time should be charged to this activity once any preliminary review has been completed and a decision has been made by government attorneys (Solicitor's Office or Department of Justice) to initiate litigation.

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Definition:

  • Litigation is the formal process in a court or administrative agency in which legal rights and obligations are contested by the parties and decided by a judge.

 

 

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Reintroduce or Enhance Non T&E Species

J2: Produce and Reintroduce Aquatic Species for Non T&E Species Conservation

Work Activity Description: propagate, culture, and distribute fish and other aquatic species. Feed fish; manage non-captive and captive brood stock; produce fertilized eggs; produce juvenile fish; rear other aquatic species; treat fry/fish disease; remove mortalities; monitor and inventory; treat eggs for disease; pick eggs; spawn adults; collect brood stock; collect eggs; fertilize eggs; treat for disease; sort and monitor brood stock; spawn non-captive brood stock; participate in and assist with genetic characterization of brood stock; drive trucks; load fish; release fish; acclimate; obtain transfer permits for other aquatic species and fish; manage, monitor and manipulate water quantity and quality; collect and analyze data and produce reports; evaluate fish production programs to determine if management plan objectives are being met;

Notes :

  • paddlefish, lake trout, sauger, and cutthroat trout

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

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Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

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J3: Develop New Aquatic Technologies for Non T&E Species

Work Activity Description: develop and conduct aquatic studies and applied research for aquatic species production. Provide efficiency improvements; develop food and feeding techniques for fish and other aquatic species, design and implement NATURES rearing systems; develop, design, and evaluate culture and distribution methods; set up culture systems; disassemble culture systems used seasonally; study density; control quality of fish food; review proposals; submit and review studies to peer reviewed publications; develop technical publications; develop proposals; secure partners, funding and permits; regional research coordination; conduct literature reviews;

Notes :

  • PCR technology, PIT tag technology, DNA technology, cryopreservation, and acoustic sampling techniques

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

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J4: Conduct Disease Monitoring and Treatment for Non T&E Species

Work Activity Description: monitor and diagnose causes of disease outbreaks; collect and dispose of diseased fish and wildlife; treat; collect fish and wildlife for disease and pathogen diagnosis; diagnose diseases and pathogens in wild fish; conduct analysis and report findings; perform disease control; collect, analyze, and query digital spatial data; review proposals; submit and review studies to peer reviewed publications; develop technical publications; develop proposals; secure partners, funding and permits; regional research coordination; conduct literature reviews;

Notes :

  • Chronic Wasting Disease, Brucellosis, Avian Cholera, Avian Botulism, and Furunculosis

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

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Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

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J5: Conduct Terrestrial Wildlife Population Management

Work Activity Description:

  • This includes wildlife population management activities for non-T/E species.
  • Activities include conduct predator control, other population control for over abundant species, use lethal removal methods, such as shooting and trapping;
  • Building and erecting artificial nest platforms and nest boxes; install predator guards and enclosures to enhance productivity, where and if needed, to increase reproductive success;
  • Employ techniques such as decoys and recorded sounds or songs to lure potential breeding stock to suitable but unoccupied habitats; capture wild stock for transport and release into suitable but depleted habitats;
  • For selected species, develop captive breeding facilities for the eventual restoration of populations by means such as cross-fostering eggs into nests of wild birds, hacking of young, or release of adults.
  • Ensure environmentally benign use; ensure Section 7 and National Environmental Policy Act compliance within the Service;
  • provide Integrated Pest Management technical assistance

Notes:

  • May include: white-tailed deer, prairie dogs, gallinaceous birds, etc.
  • All pests can be controlled using integrated pest management including physical/mechanical, biological, and/or chemical means.

Exclusions:

  • Excludes aquatic species.
  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

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Plan Resources for Non T&E Species

K2: Develop Species Management Plans for Non T&E Species

Work Activity Description: develop plans - includes both Species Management Plans and Wildlife Inventory and Monitoring Plans; Planning includes the work leading to the development and implementation of goals, objectives, operational strategies, and progress evaluation.

Notes :

  • species-specific management plans, harvest plans, captive propagation management plans, fishery management plans, restoration plans for depleted native species, and marine mammal conservation plans
  • This activity also includes tasks related to developing a Wildlife Inventory and Monitoring Plan for a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System, which is usually a step-down management plan of the refuge's CCP and is the overarching document for wildlife inventory and monitoring activities on a refuge. These plans provide an integrated analysis of all applicable aspects of wildlife inventory and monitoring programs on a refuge.

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity C2: Develop Recovery Plans for T&E Species.
  • This activity does not apply to migratory bird management plans. These plans are covered under K3: Develop Bird Conservation Plans for Non T&E Species.

Definitions:

  • Management Plan is a broadly-used term to describe a planning document for the manipulation of natural resources in order to achieve societal goals. A plan generally describes the historic and current resource characteristics or functions and outlines goals and objectives to establish or maintain those characteristics or functions at a desired condition. The plan may further describe specific actions and timetables by the participants to achieve those goals and a format to report progress towards this accomplishment.

 

Constraints:

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Marine Mammal Protection Act

Cost Drivers:

 

K3: Develop Bird Conservation Plans for Non T&E Species

Work Activity Description: d evelop, coordinate, and integrate the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Flyway game bird management plans, Partners in Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan, U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, Migratory Bird Focal Species Management Plans. Includes all-bird conservation efforts such as the North American Bird Conservation Initiative and Bird Conservation Region all-bird planning.

Notes:

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity C2: Develop Recovery Plans for T&E Species.
  • Implementation of specific activities called for in the plans should be assigned to ABC codes appropriate to the activity (e.g., a research task called for in a management plan to determine survival rates of a species should be assigned to M6: Conduct Migratory Bird Research

Definitions:

 

Constraints:

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Gold Eagle Protection Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 5ØCFR1Ø, 5ØCFR21, 5ØCFR22 North American Wetlands Conservation Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Neotropical Migratory Bird Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

Cost Drivers:

 

Manage Harvest and Take for Non T&E Species

L2: Develop Bird Regulations

Work Activity Description:

  • Tasks and expenditures related to the development and publication of migratory bird regulations, and related outreach
  • Develop refuge-specific regulations for the harvest of birds, including resident game;

Notes:

  • Includes activities associated with participation in and attendance at Service Regulations Committee meetings.

Exclusions:

  • Excludes participation in the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council - allocate hours for this task to L6: Manage Alaska Subsistence Harvest Other Than Marine Mammals
  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

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L3: Manage Migratory Bird Populations

Work Activity Description: tasks and expenditures related to factors and activities that affect bird population parameters (either locally or rangewide), or that are intended to effect a change in avian status (at the management population scale) or population size (at the local scale) to achieve a desired outcome. This includes manipulative activities like trap-and-transplant, hacking, pen-rearing, etc., as well as addressing non-habitat limiting factors such as mortality from towers, wind power, powerlines, buildings, bycatch, predation, parasitism, and disease. Because of its focus on improved management of migratory bird populations, Executive Order #13186 MOU work should also be captured under this ABC code. Depredation-related activities (except issuance of permits), such as those taken under the double-crested cormorant depredation orders, should be captured here even though most are not intended to effect widespread changes in population status.

Notes:

  • Because of the focus on improved management of migratory birds, Executive Order #13186 MOU work should be placed in this category.

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.
  • Population management done through harvest regulations should be captured under L2: Develop Bird Regulations.

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Constraints:

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Gold Eagle Protection Act, 5ØCFR1Ø, 5ØCFR13, 5ØCFR2Ø, 5ØCFR21, 5ØCFR22, Fish and Wildlife Cooperation Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

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L4: Manage Harvest for Fisheries

Work Activity Description: provide technical assistance to states, tribes, and regulatory agencies on harvest management; develop refuge-specific regulations for the harvest of fish

Notes :

Exclusions:

  • This excludes Manage Alaska Subsistence Harvest Other Than Marine Mammals
  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

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L5: Manage Marine Mammal Harvest and Take

Work Activity Description:

  • For Harvest - work with Alaska Native Commissions to address subsistence harvest issues through Cooperative agreements under Section 119 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and through implementation of the Service's Marking and Tagging program.
  • For Take - prepare proposed and final rules; submit rules to Regional Office and Major Sub-Regional Office; submit to Office of the Solicitor for review; transmit rules to Washington Office; provide briefings as needed for review and concurrence; publish rules in Federal Register; respond to public comments; conduct peer reviews; hold public hearings; develop and implement final rules; provide litigation support

Notes:

  • This activity is not limited to work with Alaska Native Commissions and includes other marine mammals, e.g., the management of sea otters in Washington State

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

Definitions:

 

Constraints:

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Marine Mammal Protection Act

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L6: Manage Alaska Subsistence Harvest Other Than Marine Mammals

Work Activity Description: harvest native fish, wildlife and plants; exclude marine mammals; manage subsistence harvest and monitor fish and wildlife; participate in the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council

Notes:

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

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Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF;The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Alaska National Interests Lands Conservation Act, Alaska National Interests Lands Conservation Act and Federal Advisory Committee Act

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Monitor Status of Non T&E Species

M2: Survey, Assess and Monitor Non T&E Aquatic Species

Work Activity Description: monitor aquatic species, including resident/interjurisdictional aquatic species, native aquatic species, and non-native aquatic species; mark and tag aquatic species; perform aquatic species population surveys; monitor harvest; conduct genetic monitoring; assess aquatic species survival; analyze ecological interactions; plan and design fisheries assessments; evaluate fish distribution programs and tagging studies to determine if management plan objectives are being met; study proposals; read peer review publications related to formulation of specific survey design, implementation, data analysis, etc.; develop technical publications; develop proposals; secure partners, funding and permits; conduct field work and analyses; regional research coordination; conduct literature reviews; respond to marine mammal and fish strandings; create, develop, or collect digital spatial data; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial data; update and maintain spatial database.

Notes:

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

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Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

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M3: Conduct Migratory Bird Harvest Surveys

Work Activity Description: Tasks associated with estimation of harvest rates or other harvest statistics

Notes:

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

Definitions:

 

Constraints:

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Gold Eagle Protection Act, 5ØCFR1Ø, 5ØCFR13, 5ØCFR2Ø, 5ØCFR21, 5ØCFR22, Fish and Wildlife Cooperation Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

Cost Drivers:

M4: Conduct Migratory Bird Surveys and Monitoring

Work Activity Description: Tasks focused on collecting original population or demographic data used to evaluate a management decision, or to better understand a species' status.

Notes:

  • Includes bird banding activities

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.
  • This activity does not include the analysis of bird banding data. This analysis is covered in M5: Assess Migratory Bird Populations.

Definitions:

 

Constraints:

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Gold Eagle Protection Act, 5ØCFR1Ø, 5ØCFR13, 5ØCFR2Ø, 5ØCFR21, 5ØCFR22, Fish and Wildlife Cooperation Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

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M5: Assess Migratory Bird Populations

Work Activity Description: Tasks and expenditures related to assembling, analyzing, and assessing existing scientific data, including literature reviews, to assess species/population status or to develop management strategies. Tasks associated with writing species/population conservation/management plans should be captured under this category, as well as applications of GIS, modeling, and other spatial assessment tools focusing on assessment of species and populations.

Notes:

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.
  • Tasks associated with writing species/population conservation/management plans should be captured under the K3: Develop Bird Conservation Plans for Non T&E Species.

Definitions:

 

Constraints:

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Gold Eagle Protection Act, 5ØCFR1Ø, 5ØCFR13, 5ØCFR2Ø, 5ØCFR21, 5ØCFR22, Fish and Wildlife Cooperation Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

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M6: Conduct Migratory Bird Research

Work Activity Description: Tasks and expenditures related to obtaining original, new information to help address a specific management question, usually following a rigorous study design. This includes identification of research needs, development of Science Support proposals, interacting with USGS and others on research needs, and time spent developing proposals or otherwise obtaining funding for research projects

Notes:

Exclusions:

  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

Definitions:

 

Constraints:

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Gold Eagle Protection Act, 5ØCFR1Ø, 5ØCFR13, 5ØCFR2Ø, 5ØCFR21, 5ØCFR22, Fish and Wildlife Cooperation Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

Cost Drivers:

M7: Survey, Assess, Monitor Non T&E Wildlife and Plants Other Than Aquatic and Migratory Bird Species

Work Activity Description:

  • monitor terrestrial resident wildlife species, including ungulates, carnivores, other mammals of management interest, gallinaceous birds, and other species that are not aquatic, T&E, or migratory birds.
  • mark and tag species; perform population surveys; monitor harvest; analyze ecological interactions; plan and design assessments;
  • determine if management plan objectives are being met; study proposals; read peer review publications; develop technical publications; develop proposals;
  • secure partners, funding and permits;
  • conduct field work and analyses;
  • design, collect, analyze, and disseminate digital spatial data; report

Notes:

Exclusions:

  • This activity code is used for survey, assess, and monitoring only for species other than migratory birds, aquatic species, or T&E species.
  • If the primary purpose of the activity or the majority of work accomplished is directly related to threatened or endangered species recovery, then time and other costs should be charged to the activity D2: Implement Recovery Actions for T&E Species.

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Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

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Prevent, Manage and Control Invasive Species

N2: Prevent, Manage and Control Non-Native, Invasive, Terrestrial Plants

Work Activity Description: prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of invasive species by (1) planning for and implementing prevention, control and management projects to minimize the risks of invasive species introductions on public and private lands and waters; (2) analyzing, monitoring, researching, evaluating, and managing pathways and vectors for international and trans-regional movement of invasive species; (3) developing and implementing treatment and control technologies and screening methodologies; (4) evaluating and regulating potentially injurious species,; (5) performing rapid response work to eradicate or contain both new introductions into the United States or a previously established invasive species introduced into a new location while the infestation is still localized by planning and implementing projects through partnership coordination, detection, surveillance, assessment, and research activities necessary to determine how to respond to a new infestation, as well as implementing control and monitoring actions to address the new infestation and monitor ing the success of the rapid response efforts; (6) implementing early detection and monitoring projects with inventories and ongoing surveys to track the presence and status of an invasive species over time and at varying landscape scales and to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention, control, and restoration; (7) implementing control and management actions to restore habitats degraded due to invasives and to eradicate or prevent further spread of established invasive species with (a) project planning and management, research, procurement/contracting of equipment, supplies, and services, field operations to implement treatments, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation of activity or resource management plans that will maintain the improvements, (b) building partnerships, (c) developing strategic and program plans, (d) conducting internal and external program reviews, (e) assessing science and information needs and priorities, (f) coordinating crosscutting regional, national and international science planning efforts; (8) preparing and evaluating proposals for pesticide by (a) preparing and evaluating pesticide use on service lands, (b) evaluating pesticide usage to ensure consistency with current Department of Interior and Service policy, and (c) providing Integrated Pest Management technical assistance; create, develop, or collect digital spatial data; maintain spatial and relational databases; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial data; update and maintain spatial database

Notes:

Exclusions:

Definitions:

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Pest Control Act, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Department Policy 517 DML, Fish and Wildlife 3Ø Acquisition Management Reviews and Refuge Policy

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N3: Prevent, Manage and Control Non-Native, Invasive Terrestrial Animals

Work Activity Description: prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of invasive species by (1) planning for and implementing prevention, control and management projects to minimize the risks of invasive species introductions on public and private lands and waters; (2) analyzing, monitoring, researching, evaluating, and managing pathways and vectors for international and trans-regional movement of invasive species; (3) developing and implementing treatment and control technologies and screening methodologies; (4) evaluating and regulating potentially injurious species,; (5) performing rapid response work to eradicate or contain both new introductions into the United States or a previously established invasive species introduced into a new location while the infestation is still localized by planning and implementing projects through partnership coordination, detection, surveillance, assessment, and research activities necessary to determine how to respond to a new infestation, as well as implementing control and monitoring actions to address the new infestation and monitor ing the success of the rapid response efforts; (6) implementing early detection and monitoring projects with inventories and ongoing surveys to track the presence and status of an invasive species over time and at varying landscape scales and to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention, control, and restoration; (7) implementing control and management actions to restore habitats degraded due to invasives and to eradicate or prevent further spread of established invasive species with (a) project planning and management, research, procurement/contracting of equipment, supplies, and services, field operations to implement treatments, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation of activity or resource management plans that will maintain the improvements, (b) building partnerships, (c) developing strategic and program plans, (d) conducting internal and external program reviews, (e) assessing science and information needs and priorities, (f) coordinating crosscutting regional, national and international science planning efforts; (8) preparing and evaluating proposals for pesticide by (a) preparing and evaluating pesticide use on service lands, (b) evaluating pesticide usage to ensure consistency with current Department of Interior and Service policy, and (c) providing Integrated Pest Management technical assistance; create, develop, or collect digital spatial data; maintain spatial and relational databases; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial data; update and maintain spatial database

Notes:

Exclusions:

Definitions:

 

Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Pest Control Act, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Department Policy 517 DML, Fish and Wildlife 3Ø Acquisition Management Reviews and Refuge Policy, Lacey Act (18 U.S. C. 42),

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N4: Prevent, Manage and Control Invasive Aquatic Plants

Work Activity Description: prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of invasive species by (1) planning for and implementing prevention, control and management projects to minimize the risks of invasive species introductions on public and private lands and waters; (2) analyzing, monitoring, researching, evaluating, and managing pathways and vectors for international and trans-regional movement of invasive species; (3) developing and implementing treatment and control technologies and screening methodologies; (4) evaluating and regulating potentially injurious species,; (5) performing rapid response work to eradicate or contain both new introductions into the United States or a previously established invasive species introduced into a new location while the infestation is still localized by planning and implementing projects through partnership coordination, detection, surveillance, assessment, and research activities necessary to determine how to respond to a new infestation, as well as implementing control and monitoring actions to address the new infestation and monitor ing the success of the rapid response efforts; (6) implementing early detection and monitoring projects with inventories and ongoing surveys to track the presence and status of an invasive species over time and at varying landscape scales and to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention, control, and restoration; (7) implementing control and management actions to restore habitats degraded due to invasives and to eradicate or prevent further spread of established invasive species with (a) project planning and management, research, procurement/contracting of equipment, supplies, and services, field operations to implement treatments, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation of activity or resource management plans that will maintain the improvements, (b) building partnerships, (c) developing strategic and program plans, (d) conducting internal and external program reviews, (e) assessing science and information needs and priorities, (f) coordinating crosscutting regional, national and international science planning efforts; (8) preparing and evaluating proposals for pesticide by (a) preparing and evaluating pesticide use on service lands, (b) evaluating pesticide usage to ensure consistency with current Department of Interior and Service policy, and (c) providing Integrated Pest Management technical assistance; create, develop, or collect digital spatial data; maintain spatial and relational databases; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial data; update and maintain spatial database

Notes :

Exclusions:

Definitions:

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Pest Control Act, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Department Policy 517 DML, Fish and Wildlife 3Ø Acquisition Management Reviews and Refuge Policy; Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.)

Cost Drivers:

N5: Prevent, Manage and Control Invasive Aquatic Animals

Work Activity Description: prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of invasive species by (1) planning for and implementing prevention, control and management projects to minimize the risks of invasive species introductions on public and private lands and waters; (2) analyzing, monitoring, researching, evaluating, and managing pathways and vectors for international and trans-regional movement of invasive species; (3) developing and implementing treatment and control technologies and screening methodologies; (4) evaluating and regulating potentially injurious species,; (5) performing rapid response work to eradicate or contain both new introductions into the United States or a previously established invasive species introduced into a new location while the infestation is still localized by planning and implementing projects through partnership coordination, detection, surveillance, assessment, and research activities necessary to determine how to respond to a new infestation, as well as implementing control and monitoring actions to address the new infestation and monitor ing the success of the rapid response efforts; (6) implementing early detection and monitoring projects with inventories and ongoing surveys to track the presence and status of an invasive species over time and at varying landscape scales and to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention, control, and restoration; (7) implementing control and management actions to restore habitats degraded due to invasives and to eradicate or prevent further spread of established invasive species with (a) project planning and management, research, procurement/contracting of equipment, supplies, and services, field operations to implement treatments, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation of activity or resource management plans that will maintain the improvements, (b) building partnerships, (c) developing strategic and program plans, (d) conducting internal and external program reviews, (e) assessing science and information needs and priorities, (f) coordinating crosscutting regional, national and international science planning efforts; (8) preparing and evaluating proposals for pesticide by (a) preparing and evaluating pesticide use on service lands, (b) evaluating pesticide usage to ensure consistency with current Department of Interior and Service policy, and (c) providing Integrated Pest Management technical assistance; create, develop, or collect digital spatial data; maintain spatial and relational databases; compile, analyze, and report digital spatial data; update and maintain spatial database

Notes:

Exclusions:

Definitions:

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Pest Control Act, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Department Policy 517 DML, Fish and Wildlife 3Ø Acquisition Management Reviews and Refuge Policy , Lacey Act (18 U.S. C. 42 ), Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.)

Cost Drivers:

Process Permits

P2: Process Migratory Bird Permits

Work Activity Description: tasks and expenditures related to issuing migratory bird permits, developing permit policies, educating the public about permits, and providing permit-related technical assistance.

Notes:

Exclusions:

  • Development of permit regulations should be captured under L2: Develop Bird Regulations.

Definitions:

 

Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Gold Eagle Protection Act, 5ØCFR1Ø, 5ØCFR13, 5ØCFR2Ø, 5ØCFR21, 5ØCFR22, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

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P3: Process Permits for Rights of Way

Work Activity Description: review application, conduct compatibility determination and National Environmental Policy Act compliance; appraise value; issue grants; enforce permits.

Notes:

Exclusions:

Definitions:

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: 5ØCFR29.21-22, Alaska Native Interest Lands Conservation Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

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P4: Process Refuge Special Use Permits

Work Activity Description: review applications for appropriateness; determine compatibility; develop associated National Environmental Policy Act documents with environmental reviews, including the total review processes for requested uses on refuges and easements; review proposed action for impacts on subsistence users and resources

Notes:

  • Applications for use of Mineral Material from Refuge lands require an appraisal and appraisal review of the market value of the material to be sold authorized by Special Use Permit. Notes of materials are sand, gravel, timber and other refuge products.

Exclusions:

  • When performing Special Use Permit work related to oil and gas activities, code to Z6: Manage Oil and Gas Activities.

Definitions:

 

Constraints: DOI Requirement

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Refuge Administration Act, Refuge Recreation Act, National Wildlife Refuge Improvement Act of 1997, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Section 81Ø

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P5: Process International Trade Permits, Domestic Permits and Special Use Permits

Work Activity Description: review permit applications and qualifications of applicants; coordinate review of applications with appropriate experts, including publication in the Federal Register as required by Endangered Species Act, Wild Bird Conservation Act, and Marine Mammal Protection Act; make necessary findings as required by law, including intra-Service Section 7 biological opinions and National Environmental Protection Act; develop terms and conditions of the permit; issue or deny permits; administer and update the computer database Service Permits Issuance and Tracking System; consult with other parties and trading partners for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species; maintain spatial and relational databases; update and maintain spatial database; Letters of Authorization

Notes:

Exclusions:

Definitions:

 

Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Endangered Species Act, Wild Bird Conservation Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Injurious Wildlife Act, Lacey Act

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P6: Process Import and Export Licenses

Work Activity Description: perform document review of package by question document examination; perform background check; maintain files; issue or deny permit; review permit status based on applicant history for potential revocations (may include due process activities up to and including review by the Director); deny or suspend licenses based on civil or criminal activity; review, process, and approve license applications; collect fees for license; conduct interviews prior to the issuance of the license, such as foreign company requests; log fees in a spreadsheet

Notes:

Exclusions:

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Constraints:

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Inputs: Endangered Species Act, 5ØCFR17, 5ØCFR14 (if threatened & endangered), 5ØCFR13 (if threatened & endangered), 5ØCFR23

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P7: Process Designated Port Exception Permits

Work Activity Description: review application request as it relates to the regulatory criteria established for the qualifications to receive the exception permit and contrast to available inspection staff; perform background check; maintain files; issue or deny permit; review permit status based on applicant history for potential revocations (may include due process activities up to and including review by the Director); deny or suspend licenses based on criminal or civil activity; review, process, and approve license applications; collect fees for license

Notes:

Exclusions:

Definitions:

 

Constraints:

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Endangered Species Act, 5ØCFR17, 5ØCFR14 (if threatened & endangered), 5ØCFR13 (if threatened & endangered)

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Conduct Law Enforcement for Non T&E and Non CITES Listed Species

Q2: Conduct and Assist with Law Enforcement for Non T&E and Non CITES Listed Species

Work Activity Description: collect and analyze information; identify violations or compliance; conduct interviews; conduct surveillance; develop and utilize informants and sources of information; query data systems; prepare affidavits; execute administrative and search warrants; execute arrests; collect, store and maintain seized, forfeited and/or abandoned items; execute Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act mandates; prepare reports; prepare prosecution briefs; provide testimony; provide technical assistance to Law Enforcement on investigations; act as expert witness; support Office of the Solicitor and Department of Justice; conduct field investigations; gather evidence; do discovery; assist with declarations and depositions for grand jury work; participate in settlement negotiations; perform case management; act as custodians for evidence; manage special funds accounts; coordinate with state, local, other federal and foreign law enforcement; collect, analyze, and query digital spatial data

Notes:

Exclusions:


Definitions:

 

Constraints: The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

Unit of Measure:

Inputs: Lacey Act, Eagle Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Marine Mammal Preservation Act, Rhino and Tiger Conservation Act, African and Asian Elephant Conservation Acts, Airborne Hunting Act, Archaeological Resource Protection Act , Wild Bird Conservation Act, National Wildlife Refuge Act, Duck Stamp Act, 5ØCFR13, 5ØCFR14, 5ØCFR15, 5ØCFR16, 5ØCFR18, 5ØCFR19, 5ØCFR2Ø, 5ØCFR21, 5ØCFR27, 5ØCFR28, 5ØCFR32, 5ØCFR33, 5ØCFR35. Non-Service statutes and regulations from other federal agencies including: Customs, US Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Drug Enforcement Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Immigration and Naturalization Service

Cost Drivers:

Q3: Conduct Import/Export Inspections of Non T&E and Non CITES Listed Species

Work Activity Description: query E-Doc subsystem; review hardcopy declarations and or verbal declarations for individuals arriving or departing the United States; determine required documents; examine/review document packages; conduct preliminary inquiries; schedule inspections; perform physical inspections; identify specimens; clear, detain or refuse movement of goods; execute Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act mandates; identify violations or compliance; collect and process fees; collect, store and maintain seized items; prepare reports; provide court testimony; respond to request for assistance from other federal inspection agencies, such as Customs, United States Department of Agriculture, Immigration and Naturalization Service

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Inputs: Lacey Act, Eagle Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Rhino and Tiger Conservation Act, African and Asian Elephant Conservation Acts, Wild Bird Conservation Act, 5ØCFR13, 5ØCFR14, 5ØCFR15, 5ØCFR16, 5ØCFR18, 5ØCFR2Ø, 5ØCFR21, Non-Service statutes and regulations from other federal agencies including: Customs, United States Department of Agriculture, Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Naturalization Service

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Q4: Conduct Refuge Patrol and Enforcement

Work Activity Description: provide public safety on service lands for natural, cultural and historic resource protection; protect facilities on refuges; conduct patrol; issue warnings and citations; provide dispatch; prepare reports and make arrests; testify in court; conduct checkpoints, respond to alarms; collect evidence; monitor hunting, trapping, and fishing activities for compliance, perform surveillance; investigate accidents; control crowds; protect crime scenes; obtain and execute warrants

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Constraints: DOI Requirement; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process costs

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Inputs: Lacey Act, Eagle Protection Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Marine Mammal Preservation Act, Rhino and Tiger Conservation Act, African and Asian Elephant Conservation Acts, Airborne Hunting Act, Archaeological Resource Protection Act, Wild Bird Conservation Act, National Wildlife Refuge Act, Duck Stamp Act, 5ØCFR13, 5ØCFR14, 5ØCFR15, 5ØCFR16, 5ØCFR18, 5ØCFR19, 5ØCFR2Ø, 5ØCFR21, 5ØCFR27, 5ØCFR28, 5ØCFR32, 5ØCFR33, 5ØCFR35. Non-Service statutes and regulations from other federal agencies including: Customs, United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Drug Enforcement Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Immigration and Naturalization Service

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Q5: Provide Forensics Support for Law Enforcement

Work Activity Description: identify the species or subspecies of pieces, parts or products of an animal; determine the cause-of-mortality of an animal; analyze forensic evidence; conduct crime scene investigations; testify as an expert witness in a court of law; write professional, scientific papers; conduct research to develop species identification protocols

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Protect Foreign Species

R2: Implement Provisions of the Western Hemisphere Convention

Work Activity Description: participate in design and implementation of preventative and protective actions related to threatened extinction of any given species with other countries in the Western Hemisphere and foreign and U.S. wildlife experts and specialists; representing the United States, coordinate with governmental authorities in the Western Hemisphere (focal points) to organize national and regional coordination meetings and workshops to fulfill and meet responsibilities and obligations as required by the agreement; provide liaison with other countries and international partners to provide follow-up actions on intercessional activities, training sessions, technical exchanges and technical assistance; assist with development of biodiversity and habitat conservation programs by addressing specific conservation needs of shared migratory species and their habitats.

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Unit of Measure: Number of species influenced for sustainable conservation through activities promoted by the Western Hemisphere Convention.

Inputs: Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Protection in the Western Hemisphere

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R3: Participate in Activities for the Trilateral Committee

Work Activity Description: participate in partnership coordination, cooperation, and development between wildlife agencies and other non-governmental organizations to facilitate conservation and management of biological diversity and ecosystems of mutual interest; develop agendas for annual meetings that address the interests of the three countries; coordinate cooperative actions among the participating parties; develop Service position papers; represent the United States in international negotiations, consultations, conferences, and workshops; fulfill and meet responsibilities and obligations as required by the agreement; provide liaison with other countries and international partners; provide technical assistance or training on treaty commitments and conservation of interest to the three countries.

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Inputs: Canada/Mexico/US Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management

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R4: Implement CITES Treaty, Directives, and Related International Obligations and Develop Related Policies

Work Activity Description: coordinate CITES work with other interested agencies, the States and Tribes, and foreign governments; represent the United States or other Parties, including the North American region, at meetings or serve as a committee member or participate in CITES negotiations, consultations, conferences, workshops, or working groups; serve as liaison between other Parties and non-Parties for APHIS and CBP; prepare and give congressional testimony or respond to congressional requests for the Service or Department on CITES; develop and implement CITES-related programs for U.S. native Appendix-II species; develop proposals and Federal Register documents to include native U.S. species in Appendix III; coordinate and develop regulations to implement decisions agreed to by the Parties; develop national export and trade policies for CITES species; carry out activities related to the preparation for and attendance at the Conference of the Parties, as well as the CITES technical committees; communicate, as required and needed, with the CITES Secretariat, other CITES Parties, and non-Parties; compile, complete, and communicate Annual and Biennial reports.

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  • For U.S. and foreign species, prepare listing proposals for submission at CITES Conferences of the Parties; evaluate listing proposals submitted by other countries at the CITES Conferences of the Parties

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  • Activities related to the actual review and finalization of CITES permit applications, including, but not limited to, the administrative processing of applications, the preparation and completion of required findings, and communication with applicants, are NOT included in this activity code. Code these permit-related tasks to P5: Process International Trade Permits, Domestic Permits and Special Use Permits

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  • CITES: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

 

 

Constraints: Unique Activity, DOI Requirement. The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process costs. The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF

Unit of Measure: Number of species influenced for sustainable conservation through activities associated with CITES.

Inputs: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

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R5: Implement Provisions of Other Bilateral and Multinational Agreements, Treaties, Accords and Orders

Work Activity Description: participate in international treaty negotiations related to migratory birds; coordinate and develop United States wildlife trade, wetlands, and other treaty-related policy, scientific assessments, and positions in consultation with other government agencies, states, tribes, and stakeholders; represent the United States and the North American region in international negotiations, consultations, conferences, and workshops; fulfill and meet responsibilities and obligations as required by the treaties and agreements and the Wild Bird Conservation Act, and Pelly Amendment; provide expertise and input into departmental trade initiatives, such as free trade agreements and on the World Trade Organization; liaise with other countries and international partners; provide technical assistance and training on treaty commitments and conservation in developing countries; under the Multinational Species Conservation Acts, assist in the conservation and protection of identified species by supporting and providing financial resources for conservation programs in nations within the range of these species and projects of persons with demonstrated expertise in identified species conservation.

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  • Activities associated with or carried out under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) are NOT included under this activity code. Use code R4: Implement CITES Treaty, Directives, and Related International Obligations and Develop Related Policies for CITES-related tasks.

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Constraints: Unique Activity; DOI Requirement; The costs associated with this activity make up a significant portion of one CSF; The cost of this activity makes up 1% or more of the appropriate process cost

Unit of Measure: Number of species influenced for sustainable conservation through activities promoted by the various bi-national and multinational agreements, treaties, accords, Free Trade Agreements, or Executive Orders

Inputs: Wild Bird Conservation Act, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen's Protective Act, Multinational Species Conservation Act, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, Agreement between the United States of American and the Government of the Russian Federation on Cooperation in the Field of Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources; Protocol on Cooperation and Exchanges in the Field of Conservation of Nature between the Department of the Interior of the United States of America and the State Forestry Administration of the People's Republic of China (Annex 9) The Polar Bear Treaty (Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears (1974), U.S. Russia Polar Bear Agreement (2000); Migratory Bird Treaty with the Soviet Union (U.S. Russia Convention Concerning the Conservation of Migratory Birds and their Environment; Endangered Species Act; Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act.

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