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Consultation to Protect Essential Fish Habitat

Description: 

Federal agencies are required to consult with the Secretary of Commerce with respect to any action authorized, funded, or undertaken, or proposed to be authorized, funded, or undertaken, by such agency that may adversely affect essential fish habitat identified under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA). An EFH consultation allows NOAA Fisheries to coordinate directly with BOEM to conserve and enhance fish habitats.

Milestones:
Initial application received
Department of Commerce
BOEM - Essential Fish Habitat - Consultation Initiated Consultation initiation is contingent upon NMFS receiving sufficient information to initiate the EFH consultation.
Planned
Target: 11/01/2017
Completed application received
NMFS - Completed application received Consultation initiation is contingent upon NMFS receiving sufficient information to initiate the EFH consultation.
Planned
Target: 12/01/2017
Issuance of decision for permit/approval
BOEM/NMFS - Complete Essential Fish Habitat Consultation. Consultation initiation is contingent upon NMFS receiving sufficient information to initiate the EFH consultation.
Planned
Target: 02/02/2018
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
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