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Section 7 Consultation Technical Assistance

Step-by-Step Instructions - Step 2

 

Step 2. Determine whether a listed or proposed species or designated or proposed critical habitat may be present within the action area.

 

A. Check the species list to determine whether any species or critical habitat may be present in the county(ies) of the proposed project.

  • If no species or critical habitat is listed, conclude "no species present" and document your finding. No further consultation required.
  • If any species or critical habitat is listed, print the species list and continue to B.

B. If a listed/proposed species or critical habitat is in the county where your project is located and your project is any of the following:

  • within a developed area,
  • a HUD project,
  • a pipeline project,
  • a buried utilities project,
  • a telecommunication project, or
  • a request for a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) from FEMA,

then follow this link for instructions specific to those types of projects.

 

If your project type is not listed above, continue to C.

 

C. Go to the pertinent species information pages, define your action area, and cross-reference the species information with your knowledge of the project site.

    • If suitable habitat is not present in the action area, conclude "species and critical habitat not present" and document your finding. No further consultation is required.
    • If suitable habitat is present, but data (e.g., surveys) indicate species and critical habitat are absent from the action area, conclude "species and critical habitat not present" and document your finding. No further consultation required.
    • If suitable habitat is present, and no other data indicate species or critical habitat are absent, conclude "species or critical habitat may be present" and proceed to Step 3.
    • If suitable habitat is present, and no other data indicate species or critical habitat are absent, you may conduct a survey to determine whether listed species or critical habitat are present. Please contact the Ecological Services Field Office located in the state where the project would occur for more information.

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Last updated: October 10, 2018