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What are some of the results of CBPs coordination with other Federal agencies?

What are some of the results of CBPs coordination with other Federal agencies?

CBP is committed to informing and engaging State, local, and Native American governments, other agencies of the Federal government, NGOs, and local residents to carefully identify natural, biological and cultural resources potentially affected by construction of border barriers.

CBP has coordinated with Federal and State agencies, as well as the public, to ensure potential environmental impacts were identified and thoroughly evaluated for each project. In addition, CBP conducted extensive consultations with resource agencies and local stakeholders which resulted in numerous changes to the tactical infrastructure alignment, location of access roads, placement of staging areas, and fence design, in order to minimize potential environmental impacts.

In January 2009, CBP and DOI completed a formal Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in which CBP committed to fund up to $50 million to mitigate for unavoidable impacts attributable to the border security projects that were subject to the April 2008 waivers.

CBP has also funded and executed an Interagency Agreement with the U.S. Geological Service to develop an environmental monitoring protocol in order to provide credible and defensible scientific data and information for the assessment and evaluation of any adverse or beneficial effects of present and future border security activities.

In addition, CBP continues to work closely with the DOI and USFWS in the development of the Information, Planning and Consultation (IPaC) tool. The IPaC is a Web-based tool to assist CB in evaluating potential impacts to endangered species and has the potential impact to greatly improve the quality and consistency of endangered species planning and in addition, reduce time and costs

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