Panama City Field Office
Conserving the Nature of America


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What do I need to include in my consultation/project review request?

The new consultation checklist has your answer!

The Florida Ecological Services field offices developed a short checklist and companion guidance document to assist consultants, permit applicants and action agencies in assembling complete consultation request. These documents are provided for your information and optical use. However, using them can help avoid delays in initiating consultation. The checklist helps you and your staff quickly identify whether all necessary components of a complete request are included. Attaching it to you consultation request is not required, but can be helpful.

OK, package is ready. Where do I submit project review requests?

Federal agencies, private and public landowners, project managers/ planners, and consultants are asked to submit all new project review requests and supporting documentation electronically to Please do not submit to other email addresses or individual staff as this may result in processing delays due to planned and unplanned absences or other work related issues. Electronic submission need not be submitted in hard copy unless requested by our staff.

NOTE: Emails with attachments are limited to a maximum size of 20 megabytes (20MB). If you have attachments that exceed this threshold, note some on your email submission and then send those attachments on CD or DVD via mail to the Panama City address listed on our contact page. If you chose or need to submit via multiple emails please use the same subject line for each email and note numerical sequence in the subject line such as 1 or 3, 2 or 3, etc.

OK, package submitted. So are you now looking for Your Project's Review Status?

Please allow a minimum of 30-days from date of project submission to our office before inquiring as to your project's review status. This allows time for your project submission to be received, complete intake processing, and staff assignment and initial review. Requests are placed in different process tracks (technical assistance, informal consultations or formal consultations) and generally handled on a first-in, first-out basis within those tracks. However, these timelines assume all information required for us to complete our review/consultation is provided and no additional information is requested. Such requests for additional information, clarification or incomplete submissions can result in the temporary suspension of review timelines. If you have not heard from us after 30-days, for quickest response submit a status request via e-mail to


Last updated: August 14, 2018