Project Review for Activities Affecting Puritan Tiger Beetles in Chesapeake Bay

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The Puritan tiger beetle (Cicindela puritana) is protected by both the federal Endangered Species Act and the Maryland Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act. Proposed projects that occur in locations with Puritan tiger beetles require multiple State and Federal review and permit processes. This document describes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s approach to reviewing projects involving Puritan tiger beetles that is consistent with State and Federal law while incorporating the most current information on this species. The intent is to make the Federal and State permit/consultation processes and requirements as similar as possible. The document identifies each State and Federal review and/or permit process; provides the timing associated with these; and provides one checklist of information needed from the applicant. The goal is to provide a multi-agency review process that is transparent and more efficient for the applicant.

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