USFWS Clearance to Proceed with Federally-Insured Loan and Grant Project Requests

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USFWS Clearance to Proceed with Federally-Insured Loan and Grant Project Requests

This guidance and clearance letter is provided to fulfill the ESA’s statutory obligations in a timely and consistent manner, and to assist Federal agencies, State and local governments, and consultants in addressing Section 7 Section 7
Section 7 Consultation The Endangered Species Act (ESA) directs all Federal agencies to work to conserve endangered and threatened species and to use their authorities to further the purposes of the Act. Section 7 of the Act, called "Interagency Cooperation," is the mechanism by which Federal agencies ensure the actions they take, including those they fund or authorize, do not jeopardize the existence of any listed species.

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and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental impact review requirements for federallyinsured loan and grant project requests in all cities and unincorporated areas within the jurisdiction of participating Service field offices, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 

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