General Permit Standard Conditions - Wind

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General Permit Standard Conditions - Wind

These permit conditions accompany the general permit authorization to take (injure or kill) bald eagles and golden eagles incidental to turbine operations at the wind energy project. This take is authorized provided there is no practicable alternative to avoiding or minimizing it. General permit eligibility criteria for wind energy can be found at 50 CFR 22.210 and 22.250.

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Bald eagle and golden eagle
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