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Posted by: In: SEPHCP 22 Dec 2015 0 comments

Header GraphicThe USFWS just posted a Federal Register document today detailing that the Southern Edwards Plateau Habitat Conservation Plan (SEP HCP) will be going into effect.  The SEP HCP is a regional endangered species plan for Bexar County.  Similar regional endangered species plans are in place in Travis, Williamson (and recently) Hays Counties, Texas.  The species that are covered in the SEP HCP plan are the golden-cheeked warbler, black-capped vireo, and 7 listed endangered karst invertebrates.  Projects in San Antonio/Bexar County can participate in the plan, though mitigation habitat can be acquired in Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Kendall, Kerr, and Medina Counties.  If you have a Bexar County project and are interested in participating in the plan for endangered species compliance or if you are interested in selling conservation land to the plan in any of the 7 counties, please contact aci and we will help you out.  Remember – golden-cheeked warbler survey season runs from March 15th through June 1st  and black-capped vireo season runs from April 10th through July 1st, so let aci know ASAP if you want your land surveyed in 2016!  Here is the website for the SEP HCP for more information: SEPHCP

Well RegistrationThe link below will take you to the BSEACD press release from today discussing which wells need to be registered versus permitted.  If you have a well on your property south of the Colorado River in Travis or Hays County the BSEACD jurisdiction has expanded and you may now be within their regulatory area.  For wells where a permit is required, there are 11 days left to register your well and have the $500 application fee waived.  For those of you who don’t need a permit, registering your well is a great way to be informed about any potential issues that may affect y our well’s production capability or water quality.

BSEACD Press Release

If you have any questions regarding wells on your property, please contact aci consulting’s Austin office.

The City of Austin has updated the forms used to complete their Environmental Resource Inventories (ERIs).  This is the new terminology for what was formerly their Environmental Assessments (EAs).  In order to finalize the ERIs, coordination with the project engineer is necessary.  Also, variance forms have to be filled out in order to request buffers of less than 150 feet for Critical Environmental Features (CEFs).  These new ERIs went into effect on December 30, 2014.  Additionally, the City has created a redline version of edits they are making to their Environmental Criteria Manual (ECM) to update it in keeping with the various updated forms.  The finalized updated form is available for download here.

Posted by: In: USFWS 16 Sep 2014 0 comments

The US Fish and Wildlife Survey revised their guidance for conducting Presence/Absence Surveys for Karst Invertebrates. The Protocols take effect November 30, 2014. Our Karst Specialist Team is in the process of evaluating this new guidance and information will be forthcoming. The full document issued by the USFWS can be downloaded by clicking here.