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  • I: plan completed and permit issued: HCP/SHA/CCAA

  • C: agreement completed and signed: CCA CCA

  • A: plan and permit application submitted and available for public comment

  • N: notice of intent to prepare an EIS for an HCP HCP/SHA/CCAA

  • P: plan in progress/pending/serious discussion is involved

  • W: plan withdrawn and/or application withdrawn

  • D: permit denied HCP/SHA/CCAA

  • E: permit/agreement expired

  • S: permit suspended HCP/SHA/CCAA

  • R: permit revoked HCP/SHA/CCAA

  • Q: inactive (not in use at this time)


Budget Type: Applies to Region 1 only. The budget type of the plan, can be Forest Plan or NCCP Plan. The NCCP Plan applies only to certain plans in the state of California, so in some cases a plan in this area can have both budget types apply. HCP  HCP Only

Date Assistance Initiated: The date the applicant indicated an intent to move forward with preparation of a HCP. This date should be documented in the Service administrative record with meeting notes, a letter from the applicant, planning agreement, or other appropriate documentation.

Date Application Received: The date the complete application package was received by the Regional Office, this package includes the certification memo from the Field Office. The date of the memo is the date the complete application is received.

Date Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS: : The date that the notice of intent to prepare an EIS associated with an HCP was published in the Federal Register. HCP/SHA/CCAA

Date Noticed in Federal Register: : The publication date in the Federal Register that the plan was noticed for public review. HCP/SHA/CCAA

Location: A description of the plan location, such as city, county and state names.

Listed Species: The common name of the listed species covered (i.e. listed on the permit) in the plan.

Non-Listed Species: The common name of the non-listed species covered in the plan.

Habitat: A discussion of the major types of habitat addressed in the plan.

State(s): The state(s) the plan is located within.

Size: The amount of land within the planning area addressed in the plan. Most frequently recorded in acres, occasionally recorded in linear miles. 

Encompassed Planning Area?: Whether the planning area is encompassed within a planning area for another plan/agreement, even if the two cover separate activities (e.g., an individual HCP within the planning area of a regional HCP). The large HCP must be permitted for this category to be checked

Acreage Protected: The number of acres protected by the plan.

Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored: The number of acres created/enhanced/restored by the plan.

Acreage Adversely Affected: The number of acres adversely affected by the plan. HCP Only

Applicant/Partner Type: Describe the applicants/oartners for whom the incidental take permit will be issued. More than one applicant type may apply. Options include: