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Federal 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 HCPs.
  • Endangered Species Contacts
    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 wildlife resources.
  • Endangered 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 Planning Handbook
    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.
  • An Explanation of Endangered Species "Lists"
    Find information here on the listing program.  Also, provides links to related reports and documents.
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