Tag: ESA

6-Month Extension issued for Final Determination under the ESA for the Northern Long-Eared Bat

As we reported last year, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is deciding whether to list the Northern Long Eared Bat as an endangered species.  The bat lives in some areas of Kentucky.  Recently, the Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the comment period on this proposed listing, due in part from concerns in the […]

EPA Has Spoken - ASTM E1527-13

On December 30, 2013, EPA issued its final rule, effective immediately, adopting the ASTM E1527-13 standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments as its preferred approach.  While EPA has not, as of this writing, eliminated the 2005 standard from the rule, it has clearly stated that is the next step in this odyssey.  The Federal […]

ASTM Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Awaits Approval

ASTM Standard 1527-13 for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments is now on the streets but it does not have EPA’s stamp of approval quite yet.  In August, EPA issued a final rule stating that the soon-to-be-released 1527-13 Standard would be acceptable, alternatively, to the 1527-05 Standard.  In reaction to a slew of comments which were […]

Northern Long Eared Bat

U.S. Fish and Wildlife is considering listing a bat – called the Northern Long Eared Bat – as a new endangered species.  The bat may be present in Kentucky.  Click here for more information.

The Fluted Kidneyshell - New Endangered Species in Kentucky

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service finalized and published a rule to protect critical habitat  for the Fluted Kidneyshell. Critical watershed habitat has been designated for the following Kentucky streams & associated counties: Horse      Lick Creek (Rockcastle and Jackson); Middle      Fork Rockcastle River (Jackson); Rockcastle      River (Pulaski, Laurel and Rockcastle); Buck      […]