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Environmental Stewardship Plans (ESPs) and Environmental Stewardship Summary Reports (ESSRs)

When operating under waivers authorized by Congress and issued by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) prepares Environmental Stewardship Plans (ESPs) that summarize the natural and cultural resource surveys conducted during project planning and estimate the potential environmental impacts based on the initial design. During construction, environmental monitors ensure implementation of the Best Management Practices developed and recorded in ESPs and report on any deviations from the Best Management Practices. 

Environmental Stewardship Summary Reports (ESSRs) document the final "footprint" of segments constructed under the waiver. These reports incorporate construction changes approved after the ESPs were prepared that may have resulted in changes to the predicted impacts, as well as summarize the results from environmental monitor reports during construction.

View ESPs and ESSRs by State/Sector

The ESPs and ESSRs are available on the appropriate state page (at the right) and are arranged by Border Patrol Sector. If no ESSRs are listed for a Sector, this indicates that there are no ESSRs applicable for the Sector.

Last modified: 
November 23, 2020