Puget Sound ESA Biological Opinion Workshops - 2017
FEMA Region X and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) are teaming up again to offer workshops to discuss habitat assessments and the “Door 3” option to achieve compliance with the 2008 NMFS Biological Opinion (BiOp) on the implementation of the NFIP in Puget Sound.
The target audience includes both local floodplain administrators and other community planners and permit reviewers, as well as biological consultants. These workshops will cover a general overview of the NFIP and the ESA, requirements resulting from the BiOp, and what a habitat assessment needs to contain to show compliance.
Workshop Dates and Locations:
July 13 – Olympia, WA (Thurston County Emergency Management Agency)
August 10 – Mount Vernon, WA (Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve)
August 14 – Bremerton, WA (City of Bremerton Public Works and Utilities)
September 7 – Everett, WA (Everett Community College)
All workshops – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
CECs available for CFMs
Registration is free and required. Please fill out the Registration Form and return it to FEMAESATraining@thecounciloak.com. Workshops are expected to fill up quickly.