How to Submit a Consultation Request - Southeast

Submitting a Request for Endangered Species Section 7 Consultation

How to Submit an Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 Consultation Request.

1. Where do I submit my Section 7 consultation request?  

We request that all ESA Section 7 consultation requests/packages be submitted electronically to nmfs.ser.esa.consultations@noaa.gov (copy and paste the email address). Please note this email restricts file sizes to 25mb. Any larger files will need to be split or shared on a data-sharing portal (e.g., PKZIP®, WinZip®, Google Drive) for us to download.

2. What do I need to submit?

For projects that are minor (i.e., projects that do not meet the definition of “major federal actions”, as defined in 50 CFR § 404.02), please submit the following checklist with essential information needed by our consultation biologists to respond timely to the consultation request:

Any additional information you provide related to the project (including submerged aquatic vegetation surveys, site photographs, engineering project design drawings, historically permitted actions, etc.) will help speed the consultation process.

For major construction activities, please submit your Biological Assessment (BA) electronically to the email address above.  Information on BAs can be found in the ESA Section 7 Handbook found here.

ESA Questions

For general questions about ESA concerns or the ESA Section 7 consultation process, send your request to nmfs.ser.esa.consultations@noaa.gov and include “ESA QUESTION” in the subject line to ensure your request is routed properly.

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on July 09, 2019

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