What are “covered species”?

Those species listed on the permit, and unlisted species that have been adequately addressed in an HCP as though they were listed, and are therefore included on the permit or, alternately, for which assurances are provided to the permittee that such species will be added to the permit if listed under certain circumstances. "Covered species" are subject to the assurances of the "No Surprises" rule.

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1. How is development of the RHCP funded?
2. What are “covered species”?
3. What are No Surprise assurances?
4. What are the basic applicable provisions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)?
5. What are the benefits to a Regional Habitat Conservation Plan?
6. What is a Regional Habitat Conservation Plan?
7. What is the Foundation?
8. What other requirements govern development of a Regional Habitat Conservation Plan (RHCP)?
9. What species are anticipated to be “covered species” under the Williamson County RHCP?
10. Where can I go for FAQs with regards to U.S. Fish and Wildlife?