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Consultation to Protect Essential Fish Habitat

Project Name: 
Target Completion: 
01/08/2020
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
EFH consultation request expected concurrent with FERC’s issuance of DEIS.
Planned
Target: 03/31/2019
Completed application received
Anticipated 60 days from FERC’s issuance of DEIS. EFH consultation initiation is contingent upon NMFS receiving sufficient information to initiate EFH consultation, including a complete EFH Assessment.
Planned
Target: 05/30/2019
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
30 days* from FERC’s issuance of FEIS. *NMFS responds with EFH Conservation Recommendations 60 days following receipt of sufficient information to initiate EFH consultation. EFH consultation completion is contingent upon FERC responding to EFH Conservation Recommendations in the FEIS.
Planned
Target: 01/08/2020
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
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