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Title: Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit (Poster)

The Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit combines the former Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Database, and other resources into a Web-based tool that gives the regulatory and utility-scale geothermal developer communities rapid and easy access to permitting information. RAPID currently comprises five tools - Permitting Atlas, Regulatory Roadmap, Resource Library, NEPA Database, and Best Practices. A beta release of an additional tool, the Permitting Wizard, is scheduled for late 2014. Because of the huge amount of information involved, RAPID was developed in a wiki platform to allow industry and regulatory agencies to maintain the content in the future so that it continues to provide relevant and accurate information to users. In 2014, the content was expanded to include regulatory requirements for utility-scale solar and bulk transmission development projects. Going forward, development of the RAPID Toolkit will focus on expanding the capabilities of current tools, developing additional tools, including additional technologies, and continuing to increase stakeholder involvement.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1159358
Report Number(s):
NREL/PO-6A20-62621
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2014 Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Annual Meeting, 28 September-1 October 2014, Portland, Oregon; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Geothermal Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY GEOTHERMAL; SOLAR; TRANSMISSION; HYDROPOWER; HYDRO; RENEWABLE; REGULATORY; REGULATORY ROADMAP; RAPID; PERMITTING; TOOLKIT; NEPA DATABASE; PERMITTING ATLAS; LIBRARY; BEST PRACTICES; BLM; NEPA