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The Role of Line Officers and Managers. Prepared for: The Interagency Section 7 Streamlined Consultation Training Summit (March 9 - 10, 2004) Prepared by: Bill LeVere, Director of Bio-Physical Resources, Intermountain Region, FS. The Role of Management.

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the role of line officers and managers

The Role of Line Officers and Managers

Prepared for:

The Interagency Section 7 Streamlined Consultation Training Summit

(March 9 - 10, 2004)

Prepared by:Bill LeVere, Director of Bio-Physical Resources, Intermountain Region, FS

the role of management
The Role of Management
  • Managers need to familiarize themselves with ESA and the Section 7 Streamlining Procedures
  • Managers need to be actively engaged in the process
  • Managers need to demonstrate commitment to our “Shared Mission”
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The Role of Management
  • Managers need to ensure that project proposals are getting to Level 1 Teams as early in the NEPA process as possible
  • Managers need to ensure that projects are fully described and their effects are identified and appropriately analyzed
the role of management continued
The Role of Management (continued)
  • All managers for all agencies need to involve their employees in the process as early as possible
  • It’s not OK to come in at the “eleventh hour”
the role of level 1 teams and management
The Role of Level 1 Teams and Management
  • Level 1 Teams should not be redesigning projects outside the scope of the original project proposal
  • Who decides what’s inside or outside the scope of the original project proposal? – the line manager.
the role of level 1 teams and management continued
The Role of Level 1 Teams and Management (continued)
  • Level 1 Teams do have a role as a “recommending body” to suggest modifications to a preferred alternative, if and when they see opportunities to minimize impacts to listed species and their habitat, while staying within the purpose and need, and scope of the original project
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The Role of Level 1 Teams and Management (continued)
  • Any final decisions with respect to modification of the preferred alternatives lies with the line manager
  • However, it should also be noted that any final determination in a biological assessment lies with the action agency biologist and/or Level 1 Team
what did he just say
What Did He Just Say?
  • When it comes to project modification or project mitigation, the Level 1 Team plays a “recommending” role
  • The line manager makes the final decision as to whether to buy into the recommendation or not
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But . . .
  • Ignoring or declining said recommendations are not without consequence
  • For example, by declining these recommendations, the Level 1 Team and/or action agency biologist may have to make a LAA determination whereas they may have been able to make a NLAA determination if the recommendations were adopted.
keep in mind remember
Keep in Mind & Remember
  • There are trade-offs involved here
  • In order to be successful, it will require some “give and take”, and constant involvement and communication
  • Level 1 Teams, Level 2 Teams, and all Line Managers have a responsibility to our “Shared Mission”
our shared mission
Our “Shared Mission”
  • Per the August 30, 2000 Interagency Memorandum of Agreement regarding ESA Section 7 Programmatic Consultation and Coordination, our “Shared Mission” is:
    • “… enhance conservation of imperiled species while delivering appropriate goods and services provided by the lands and resources managed by the signatory agencies”
roles responsibilities
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Role: It’s perfectly OK for Level 1 Teams and action agency biologists to question project proposals and make recommendations
  • Role & Responsibility: It’s also the line managers role & responsibility to listen to and consider these recommendations
  • Responsibility: However, we all need to recognize that at a certain point in the process, the line manager needs to balance this input with everything else they have to consider (budgets, personnel, etc) and make the final decision
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Roles & Responsibilities
  • Role: It’s perfectly OK for line managers to question BA effects analysis and determinations and to question the need for additional mitigation requirements
  • Role & Responsibility: It’s the Level 1 Teams and action agency biologists role & responsibility to respond to these questions
  • Responsibility: However, at a certain point in the process, the Level 1 Team or action agency biologist needs to make their final determination
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