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Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Review

Responsible Agency: 
DOI
Description: 
The amendments enacted in 1946 require consultation with the Fish and Wildlife Service and the fish and wildlife agencies of States where the "waters of any stream or other body of water are proposed or authorized, permitted or licensed to be impounded, diverted . . . or otherwise controlled or modified" by any agency under a Federal permit or license. Consultation is to be undertaken for the purpose of "preventing loss of and damage to wildlife resources."
Activity/Trigger: 
Coast Guard permits, Corps Section 10/404/103 permits, EPA Section 402 permits, FERC licenses, NRC power station licensing, BR water resource projects.
Statute or Regulations: 
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act 16 U.S.C. 661-667e
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