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Endangered Species Act Consultation - NOAA-NMFS

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

Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation.

Final Completion Date: 135 days* following the Consultation Initiation Date.
*The final completion date is contingent upon NMFS receiving sufficient information to initiate formal ESA consultation.

Milestones:
Date of Request for formal consultation received
Target: Concurrent* with issuance of FERC’s Draft EIS. *This target timeline is dependent on a consultation request from FERC, consisting of a final Biological Assessment, concurrent with the draft NEPA document.
Planned
Consultation Initiation Date
Target: Concurrent* with issuance of FERC’s Draft EIS. *This Consultation Initiation target timeline is dependent upon NMFS receiving sufficient information (complete final Biological Assessment) to initiate formal ESA consultation.
Planned
Final Biological Opinion Issued
Target: 135 days* following the Consultation Initiation Date. *The final completion date is contingent upon NMFS receiving sufficient information to initiate formal ESA consultation.
Planned
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