Register for the 2014 Webinar
The Office of Local Systems and Location and Environment will be hosting a training session to provide an overview of Instructional Memorandum (I.M.) 3.111, Threatened and Endangered Species, with time allotted for questions and answers. We anticipate publication of this new I.M. around the date of the training.
The I.M. will provide guidelines and procedures for the Local Public Agency (LPA) to understand and comply with the requirements of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as it applies to its listed species and critical habitats on Federal-aid projects. Specifically, Section 7 of the Act, called “Interagency Cooperation” is the mechanism to ensure actions taken do not jeopardize the existence of any federally threatened or endangered species. This I.M. will also include guidelines and procedures for compliance with 571 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) Chapter 77, Endangered and Threatened Plant and Animal Species. Section 7 procedures apply to all Federal-aid projects. Iowa Code section 481B and 571 IAC Chapter 77 applies to all Federal-aid and non-Federal-aid projects.
The training will be held on July 8, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in-person in the NW Wing 1st floor Conference Room at the Iowa DOT Headquarters, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa, and simultaneously via webinar. Space will be limited, so register early.