Southern Edwards Plateau Habitat Conservation Plan (SEP HCP)

BCCB is an approved vendor of GCW Preservation Credits for assignment to the SEP HCP Permittees on behalf of Plan Applicants. Each BCCB GCW credit is equivalent to one (1) SEP HCP GCW Preservation Credit required of an Applicant to satisfy their Mitigation Determination Letter. Click here for more information about SEP HCP participation and eligible projects.

Comal County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan (Comal RHCP)

Participants of the Comal RHCP are able to utilize BCCB GCW Credits to satisfy their Mitigation Credit requirements.  Each BCCB GCW credit is equivalent to one (1) Comal RHCP Mitigation Credit required of an Applicant.  Click here for more information about Comal RHCP participation and eligible projects.

Section 10(a)(1)(B) Incidental Take Permits (ITPs)

BCCB is able to provide GCW credits for projects developing an individual Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and occurring within our 13-county Service Area.  Each BCCB GCW credit is equivalent to one (1) acre of offsite mitigation required by the ITP when use of a third-party conservation bank is an allowable mitigation strategy specified by the permit. Click here for more information about HCPs and ITPs.

Section 7 Authorizations

For projects having a federal nexus and receiving ESA authorization under Section 7 consultation, BCCB is able to provide GCW credits for projects occurring within our 13-county Service Area. Each BCCB GCW credit is equivalent to one (1) acre of offsite mitigation required by the Biological Opinion (BO) when use of a third-party conservation bank is an allowable mitigation strategy specified by the BO. Click here for more information about Section 7 Consultations.

Case-By-Case Determinations

In unique circumstances where a project is located outside of BCCB’s 13-county Service Area and use of BCCB GCW credits is the preferred mitigation strategy by the project proponent, USFWS may consider use of BCCB GCW credits on a case-by-case basis.  Additional circumstances may be eligible for case-by-case determinations as well. Using it’s regulatory authority, USFWS will determine the acceptable ratio of BCCB GCW credits necessary to satisfy offsite mitigation requirements in these situations.