Development Activities Requiring
Specific regulatory procedures and requirements are identified in various Federal statutes and associated regulations. The general intent of Congress remains to ensure that the development and operation of structures and facilities do not result in unnecessary or unacceptable adverse impacts to important public trust resources.
Although the Fish and Wildlife Service administers none of the Federal regulatory programs, Congress has mandated an important role for both the Service and its partner state fish and wildlife agencies within the permitting processes. Pursuant to the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958, the administrators of Federal regulatory programs delegated to state agencies are required to consult with the Service and appropriate state fish and wildlife agency whenever a development project may affect aquatic resources.
Information or questions concerning Federal Permits in Tennessee can be obtained from Mr. Robbie Sykes. (firstname.lastname@example.org)