Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation Handbook

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Permitting/Regulatory Guidance - Guide/Handbook: Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation Handbook

Abstract

This handbook was primarily developed to aid FWS and NMFS biologists implementing the section 7 consultation process. The purpose of the handbook is to provide information and guidance on the various consultation processes outlined in the regulations. Additionally, the handbook will ensure consistent implementation of consultation procedures by those biologists responsible for carrying out section 7 activities. Chapters of the handbook deal with major consultation processes, including Informal, Formal, Emergency, and Special Consultations; and Conferences. Standardized language is provided for incorporation into Biological Opinion documents to achieve consistency and to ensure that all consultation documents are complete from a regulatory standpoint. Background information and example documents are provided in Appendices. Although primarily targeted towards employees of the Services, other groups participating in the consultation process, including other Federal agencies; State, local, and tribal governments; and private individuals, consultants, and industry groups should find the

handbook helpful in explaining section 7 processes and providing examples of various types of consultations.

Author 
Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service








Published 
Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service, 1998





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Citation

Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service. 1998. Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation Handbook. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service. Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation Hanbook. 315p. Guide/Handbook sent to

Related Files
ESA Section7 Consultation Handbook 1998.pdf