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This scope of work includes fieldwork to perform a site evaluation and measurements required for dock/seawall design. The permit applications will include all necessary information for processing. FELSI will provide assistance in designing the dock structures and permit drawings. The state and federal permit applications for the dock will be prepared and submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Gopher Tortoise (GT) is a threatened species and the tortoise and its burrow are protected from harassment or disturbance under Chapter 68A-27 F.A.C. under the jurisdiction of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

FELSI has Gopher Tortoise Agents authorized by FWC in the survey, capture, and relocation of the protected species.

As part of the NFI process, FELSI performs a wetland delineation based upon State and Federal guidelines. The wetland line is flagged using numbered flagging tape marked as Wetland Delineation. Wetland points or locations are collected concurrent with the fieldwork using GPS. A general and protected species survey is also conducted in conjunction with the fieldwork and GPS used to locate any observed environmental features.

FELSI then prepares and submits the Natural Features Inventory application including all necessary components for review by the appropriate staff.

If endangered and/or protected species are found on site, additional fieldwork or mapping of those species may be required.

The purpose of the Phase I ESA is to identify, to the extent feasible pursuant to the processes prescribed under this scope of services, recognized environmental conditions, in connection with the property.

FELSI conducts Phase I ESAs in accordance with the ASTM Designation E1527-13, ASTM Standards on Environmental Site Assessments for Commercial Real Estate, dated 2013 (ASTM E 1527-13) and the United States Environmental Protection Agencies’ final “All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI)” rule (40 CFR Part 312).

The scope of work or services for preparing this Phase I ESA includes a records review; site reconnaissance; interviews; and summarization of findings, opinions, and conclusions in a Phase I ESA report.