Conserving the Nature of America
Announcement
Service Announces Public Scoping Process For Lower Colorado River Authority Transmission Services Corporation Proposed Conservation Plan

July 31, 2017


Mixed oak juniper. Credit: © Gil Eckrich.

Mixed oak juniper. Credit: © Gil Eckrich.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing that we intend to evaluate the impacts of, and alternatives to, the proposed issuance of an incidental take permit (ITP) and hold public scoping meetings in preparation for developing a draft National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis regarding Lower Colorado River Authority Transmission Services Corporation’s (LCRA TSC) proposal to draft a Habitat Conservation Plan (dHCP). The dHCP would cover at least 35 listed species across 241 Texas counties and would accompany LCRA TSC’s request for an Incidental Take Permit (ITP). 

Written comments on alternatives and issues to be addressed must be received by the close of business on August 30, 2017. During the 30-day public comment period, the following four public scoping meetings will be held:

  • August 14 - Owen R. Hopkins Library, 3202 McKinzie Road, Corpus Christi, TX, 5-7 p.m.
  • August 15 - LCRA Dalchau Service Center, 3505 Montopolis Drive, Bldg. A, Austin, TX, 6-8 p.m.
  • August 17 - MLK Community Center, 2300 Butternut Lane, Midland, TX, 6-8 p.m.
  • August 21 - Staybridge Suites, 1405 University Drive E., College Station, TX, 6-8 p.m.

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You can also learn more by contacting Erik Huebner, Lower Colorado River Authority, Sr. Environmental Coordinator, (512) 730-8916, 
erik.huebner@lcra.org; or by visiting the project website at www.lcra.org/itp.


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