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Consultation to Protect Essential Fish Habitat

Project Name: 
Status: 
Planned
Responsible Agency: 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Agency Status: 
Cooperating under FAST-41
Reason(s): 
Description: 

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Section 305 Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Consultation. 

Final Completion Date: 30 days* following FERC's issuance of Final EIS.
*The final completion date is contingent upon NMFS receiving sufficient information to initiate EFH consultation and presumes FERC includes a response to any EFH Conservation Recommendations in the FEIS.

Milestones:
Initial application received
60 days from FERC’s issuance of DEIS* *DEIS date to be determined; EFH consultation request expected following FERC’s issuance of DEIS.
Planned
Completed application received
60 days from FERC’s issuance of DEIS* *DEIS date to be determined; EFH consultation initiation is contingent upon NMFS receiving sufficient information to initiate EFH consultation.
Planned
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
30 days* from FERC’s issuance of FEIS. *Presumes FERC included a response to any EFH Conservation Recommendations in the FEIS.
Planned
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
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