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 email@example.com (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 all requests for consultation in the Expedited consultation format. More information on the Expedited process and writing resources for preparing letter of concurrence requests can be found at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/southeast/consultations/expedited-informal-consultations
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.
For general questions about ESA concerns or the ESA Section 7 consultation process, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org (copy and paste link) and include “ESA QUESTION” in the subject line to ensure your request is routed properly.
Return to the Southeast Region's ESA Section 7 Interagency Consultation main page here.