Conservation Plans and Agreements




Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

Title
Beech Ridge Wind Power HCP
USFWS Region(s)
5
USFWS Field Office(s)
West Virginia Ecological Services Field Office
Permits
TE-16692B-0
Status
I
NEPA Process
environmental impact statement
Involved Agency
USFWS
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    01/11/2010
    Date Application Received
    No info
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    07/22/2010
    Date Noticed in Federal Register
    08/24/2012
    Date Permit Issued
    12/05/2013
    Date Application Withdrawn
    ---
    Date Permit Expired
    ---
    Date Permit Denied
    ---
    Date Permit Suspended
    ---
    Date Permit Revoked
    ---
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Near Rupert, WV, in Greenbrier and Nicholas counties
    Listed Species
  • Bat, Indiana - (Myotis sodalis) Entire E
  • Bat, Virginia big-eared - (Corynorhinus (=Plecotus) townsendii virginianus) Entire E
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    Habitat
    Forested ridgeline
    States
  • West Virginia
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 6022 acres (West Virginia)
    Only a small portion of this area will host wind farm facilities.
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Only a small portion of this area will host wind farm facilities.
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    300 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    No info
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    148 acres
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    corporation
    Land Use
    utility/infrastructure
    Duration
    25 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    annually
    Report Received Date(s)
    No info
    Monitoring Notes
    No info
    Additional Notes
    On 6/30/11, BRE submitted a premature application. On 7/26/11, the FWS sent a letter deeming the application incomplete and inadequate. BRE resubmitted its appliation on 1/10/2012 and requested a technical assiatnce letter to allow for extended turbine operations. This resulted in changes to the HCP and DEIS. The final public review draft of the HCP was completed in late May 2012 and BRE posted its HCP on its company Web site in advance of the FWS formally opening the public comment period on August 24, 2012.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    Biological Opinion
    NEPA - ROD
    Set of Findings
    The HCP
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    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 09, 2016
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