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| FEATURE The Endangered Species Act and Development Projects by Michael Richard Biologist/Ecologist Golder Associates, MRichard@golder.com ANY FACILITY THAT HAS had to plan around trees that are home to long-eared bats in order to expand operations knows the delays and costs associated with complying with the Federal Endangered Species Act. Greenfield and expansion projects in the aggregates industry have the potential to encounter threatened or endangered species protected under the Act. When projects are planned in areas that may impact protected species, project proponents can encounter schedule delays and increased project costs in addressing endangered species concerns. Understanding the nuances of the Act and recent changes in the regulation can reduce these impacts on the project. What is the Endangered Species Act? In 1973, Congress passed the Act to protect and recover imperiled species and their ecosystems. This Act was one of the first major regulations intended to promote the protection and recovery of organisms that have displayed a population decline trending toward extinction. Under the Act, imperiled species are designated as either endangered - in danger of extinction - or threatened - likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future. Under the Act, unauthorized taking, possession, sale and transport of endangered species is prohibited; land may be acquired for the conservation of listed species using land and water conservation funds; and civil and criminal penalties may be assessed for violations of the Act.1 The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National "When projects are planned in areas that may impact protected species, project proponents can encounter schedule delays and increased project costs in addressing endangered species concerns." STONE, SAND & GRAVEL REVIEW, www.nssga.org 19 http://www.nssga.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016

Aggregates Alerts
Election Day Means More Than the Oval Office
Election 2016
Going Above and Beyond
The Endangered Species Act and Development Projects
Toxic Substances Subject to New Review and Regulation
Q&A With Marc Kmec
Rip & Share
NSSGA@Work
Products & Services Guide
Index of Advertisers
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Aggregates Alerts
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Election Day Means More Than the Oval Office
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Election 2016
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Going Above and Beyond
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - 18
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - The Endangered Species Act and Development Projects
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Toxic Substances Subject to New Review and Regulation
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Q&A With Marc Kmec
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Rip & Share
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - NSSGA@Work
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Products & Services Guide
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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