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Endangered Species Act Consultation - FWS

Description: 

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) directs all Federal agencies to work to conserve endangered and threatened species and to use their authorities to further the purposes of the Act. Section 7 of the Act, called "Interagency Cooperation," is the mechanism by which Federal agencies ensure the actions they take, including those they fund or authorize, do not jeopardize the existence of any listed species.

 

Milestones:
Date of Request for formal consultation received
Department of Interior
FWS - Request for formal consultation received - Consultation initiation is contingent upon FWS receiving sufficient information to initiate formal ESA consultation.
Complete 10/27/2017
Target: 12/29/2017
Consultation Initiation Date
Department of Interior
Complete 01/04/2018
Target: 03/30/2018
Final Biological Opinion Issued
Department of Interior
FWS - Request for formal consultation received - Consultation initiation is contingent upon FWS receiving sufficient information to initiate formal ESA consultation. FWS has 135 days from receipt of a complete biological assessment to complete its biological opinion.
Planned
Target: 03/29/2019
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