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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) establishes a program for conserving endangered and threatened species and their habitats. The ESA affords broad protection for species of plants and animals that are listed as endangered or threatened. Tribal governments, among others, may petition the FWS of NMFS to list species, and may comment on proposed listings, critical habitat designations, and recovery plans. Tribes may also enter into conservation agreements regarding species considered candidates for listing, with a view toward obviating the need to list the species.

Memorandum of Agreement Between the Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service Regarding Enhanced Coordination under the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act
describes the procedures for enhancing coordination regarding the protection of endangered and threatened species under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act's Water Quality Standards and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System programs.

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
describes the eligibility for coverage under the Construction General Permit (CGP) or Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP-2000).

Endangered Species Protection Program
provides information for your use in voluntarily protecting endangered species from harm due to pesticide use.


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