Sep 8, 2016 Multi-Association Letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Requesting an Extension for Public Comment on its Compensatory Mitigation Policy Under the Endangered Species Act
IPAA and other industry trade associations submitted an extension request to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week to extend the comment deadline for the public review period for the Service’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compensatory Mitigation Policy. The letter asks that the Services extend the public comment period for this proposal for at least an additional 30 days, or until November 16, 2016. The existing public comment period provides only a limited window for review and comment on a new policy that is the first comprehensive treatment of the role of compensatory mitigation in the process of the Service’s review of potential remedies for effects on species and habitats of concern from projects proposed by entities in the private or public sectors.