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Title: Environmental Concerns and Mitigation Associated with Geothermal Resource Confirmation Drilling Activities

Abstract

In 2017-2018, the Bureau of Land Management's National Renewable Energy Coordination Office, through its Geothermal Program, funded the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to analyze technical and environmental considerations related to geothermal resource confirmation drilling. NREL solicited input from a group of technical and environmental experts in the geothermal industry, along with analyzing National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) documentation for previously approved projects. The collected data and analysis will be used by the Bureau of Land Management to examine the possibility of developing a new classification of wells and/or expediting the NEPA compliance process, which could potentially reduce permitting and regulatory compliance timelines when compared to the current process for obtaining a geothermal drilling permit for resource confirmation drilling activities.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
OSTI Identifier:
1494064
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-6A20-71809
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the Geothermal Resources Council 2018 Annual Meeting: Geothermal's Role in Today's Energy Market, (GRC 2018), 14-17 October 2018, Reno, Nevada
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; environment; exploration; resource confirmation; drilling; regulation; permitting; NEPA

Citation Formats

Levine, Aaron L, Taverna, Nicole, and Young, Katherine R. Environmental Concerns and Mitigation Associated with Geothermal Resource Confirmation Drilling Activities. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Levine, Aaron L, Taverna, Nicole, & Young, Katherine R. Environmental Concerns and Mitigation Associated with Geothermal Resource Confirmation Drilling Activities. United States.
Levine, Aaron L, Taverna, Nicole, and Young, Katherine R. Wed . "Environmental Concerns and Mitigation Associated with Geothermal Resource Confirmation Drilling Activities". United States.
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title = {Environmental Concerns and Mitigation Associated with Geothermal Resource Confirmation Drilling Activities},
author = {Levine, Aaron L and Taverna, Nicole and Young, Katherine R},
abstractNote = {In 2017-2018, the Bureau of Land Management's National Renewable Energy Coordination Office, through its Geothermal Program, funded the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to analyze technical and environmental considerations related to geothermal resource confirmation drilling. NREL solicited input from a group of technical and environmental experts in the geothermal industry, along with analyzing National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) documentation for previously approved projects. The collected data and analysis will be used by the Bureau of Land Management to examine the possibility of developing a new classification of wells and/or expediting the NEPA compliance process, which could potentially reduce permitting and regulatory compliance timelines when compared to the current process for obtaining a geothermal drilling permit for resource confirmation drilling activities.},
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year = {2018},
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