Associated General Contractors of America Environmental Services [AGC of America, Website]
AGC provides environmental information, networking opportunities and effective advocacy for construction professionals. AGC publishes on-point articles and fact sheets on key environmental actions, deadlines, requirements and initiatives that may impact the construction industry. AGC organizes an annual Contractors Environmental Conference and holds educational webinars on hot topics. In addition, AGC regularly disseminates environmental news via social media on Twitter (@AGCEnvironment). AGC sponsors and contributes to the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center, which is the association’s “go-to” resource on federal and state environmental requirements that affect construction activities. AGC advocates on behalf of its members in the regulatory and legislative arenas. AGC invites its members to join its Environmental Forum to stay informed, connect and take action on critical issues.
Environmental Requirements for Construction [EPA]
This guide provides information on federal environmental requirements for construction
projects. It is written primarily for owners of construction projects and for
general contractors who supervise construction projects. Subcontractors also
may find the information useful.
Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities (MYER) - A Planning Guide
for Construction and Development This document explains in detail
the environmental obligations that construction companies can face
across the various federal laws (stormwater, air, wetlands, waste...).
Use it to factor in costs during the bidding process, assign responsibilities
and use the checklists to self-audit.
More Information on Endangered Species
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
Habitat Conservation Plans
An overview of "take" permits and habitat Conservation
Plans. Provides links to useful documents, including examples of
Fish and Wildlife Service, Habitat Conservation Plans and the Incidental
Take Permit Process Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs covering a range of topics including endangered species lists. Includes
links to many useful USFWS publications.
- Endangered Species
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has offices in every state and many
territories. To find the office nearest you, please contact your
regional office or check out our online office directory.
- Fish and Wildlife
Management Offices - State, Territorial, and Tribal
Provides a list for finding the state agencies that manage fish and
Species Related Laws, Regulations, Policies & Notices
The Fish and Wildlife Service in the Department of the Interior and
the NOAA Fisheries Service in the Department of Commerce share responsibility
for administration of the Endangered Species Act. Look here
to learn more about internal guidance and national policies that
we have issued to promote efficiency and nationwide consistency in
implementing the ESA to protect and recover listed species of plants
and animals native to the United States and its territories.
- Habitat Conservation
This is a joint U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries
or NMFS) handbook.
- No Surprises Policy (40 CFR 17) Under this rule, the Services will not seek any form of additional mitigation for a species from a permittee where the terms of a properly functioning conservation plan were designed to provide an overall net benefit for that species and contained measurable criteria or the biological success of the conservation plans which have been or are being met.
Explanation of Endangered Species "Lists"
Find information here on the listing program. Also, provides
links to related reports and documents.