2015 Annual Report - Monitoring of Rare, Threatened and Endangered (RTE) Species
Verdant Power hereby submits this 2015 annual report in accordance with Article 401 - Commission Approval, Notification, and Filing of Amendments of the above captioned FERC Pilot Project License for the RITE Project and NYSDEC WQC permit condition 14:
WQC Condition 14. Monitoring Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species
Upon FERC License issuance, the licensee shall continue to monitor for rare, threatened and endangered species in the project area. The permittee shall submit annual reports by February 15 of each year. The report shall include, at a minimum:
1) a list of any rare, threatened, or endangered species observed at the project over the previous year;
2) the date, time, and duration the species was present in the project area;
3) a discussion of whether the installed project or any project features appeared to be impacting the observed species;
4) information on any actions taken or proposed by the permittee to limit impacts on those species. FERC further requires that the report be filed with the Commission incorporating comments from relevant agencies.