Specific Permit Tier 1 Standard Conditions - Wind Energy

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Specific Permit Tier 1 Standard Conditions - Wind Energy

These permit conditions accompany the specific permit tier 1 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.

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