Habitat Conservation Plan Handbook Update Tracking

Habitat Conservation Plan Handbook updates.
Date Chapter/Appendix Page(s) Section Content Changed Reason
8/14/2020 Table of Contents 4 N/A Removed section 7.4.1 on Migratory Birds and renumbered sections 7.4.2 through 7.4.8. Removal of 7.4.1
8/14/2020 Chapter 7 7-7 7.4.1 Removed entire section. Renumbered sections 7.4.2 through 7.4.8 to account for the removal of 7.4.1. See December 22, 2017 M-37050 "The Migratory Bird Treaty Act Does Not Prohibit Incidental Take."
8/14/2020 Chapter 7 7-9 7.4 Revised figure 74a to remove reference to take of non-ESA listed MBTA species. See December 22, 2017 M-37050 "The Migratory Bird Treaty Act Does Not Prohibit Incidental Take."
8/14/2020 Chapter 16 16-9 16.2.1 Removed template language for inclusion of MBTA in the Incidental Take Permit conditions, and removed the reference to that template language in the subsequent "Helpful Hint." See December 22, 2017 M-37050 "The Migratory Bird Treaty Act Does Not Prohibit Incidental Take."
1/17/2018 Appendix B: Special Considerations for Use of Pesticides in HCPs All All Removed Appendix B entirely. We determined that the level of detail provided for pesticide use as a covered activity in Appendix B gave the incorrect impression that the standard of analysis for pesticide use was higher than for other covered activities. Our intent is that pesticides should be analyzed in the same manner as other covered activities.
1/17/2018 Table of Contents 13 N/A Deleted Appendix B (Pesticides) from the Table of Contents. Organizational change: retitled Appendix C to Appendix B: Required HCP Elements and Recommended HCP Outline. Appendix C is now titled Appendix B due to removal of the original Appendix B (Pesticides).
1/17/2018 Chapter 5 5-5 5.4 Removed "helpful hint" box and text Removed because it referenced Appendix B (Pesticides) which has been removed.
1/17/2018 Chapter 13 13-2 13.1 Changed reference from Appendix C to Appendix B Appendix C is now Appendix B
1/17/2018 Chapter 14 14-7 14.3 Changed reference form Appendix C to Appendix B. Appendix C is now Appendix B

 

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