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Title: Costs associated with Endangered Species Act compliance
Authors: Dredging Operations Technical Support Program (U.S.)
Environmental Effects of Dredging Program (U.S.)
Henderson, Jim E.
Keywords: Endangered species
Environmental protection
Economic costs
Economic analysis
Endangered Species Act
Dredging Operations Technical Support Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Note
Purpose: This technical note summarizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or the Corps) costs for complying with the Endangered Species Act (P.L. 93-205) (ESA) in carrying out navigation, flood risk reduction, and ecosystem restoration missions from Fiscal Years 2005 through 2010. The costs were reported by USACE District, Division, and project personnel using the Costs Template for Threatened and Endangered Species Reporting (costs template) (Henderson 2012), developed under the Dredging Operations Technical Support (DOTS) program. The costs template is used by all Corps elements, e.g., hydropower, navigation, and recreation, to report annual ESA-related costs. Costs are reported for activities such as coordinating and consulting with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Costs are also described for measures implemented to protect or avoid threatened and endangered species (TES); measures such as equipment modification, infrastructure construction and operation, monitoring activities, and land acquisition.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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