The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a notice to be published in the Aug. 6 Federal Register that it is taking comment on a draft environmental assessment related to the “incidental take” of two species at an Illinois wind project.
The service has received an incidental take permit (ITP) application, draft habitat conservation plan (HCP), and a draft Implementing Agreement (IA) from Pioneer Trail Wind Farm LLC for a 94-turbine project located in Ford and Iroquois counties, Ill. If approved, the ITP would authorize incidental take of two species of bats. The service has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) in response to the permit application.
It is now inviting, for 45 days after Aug. 6, public comment on the ITP application, draft HCP, draft IA, and draft EA.