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Title: Geothermal NEPA Database on OpenEI (Poster)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Geothermal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Database as a platform for government agencies and industry to access and maintain information related to geothermal NEPA documents. The data were collected to inform analyses of NEPA timelines, and the collected data were made publically available via this tool in case others might find the data useful. NREL staff and contractors collected documents from agency websites, during visits to the two busiest Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field offices for geothermal development, and through email and phone call requests from other BLM field offices. They then entered the information into the database, hosted by Open Energy Information (http://en.openei.org/wiki/RAPID/NEPA). The long-term success of the project will depend on the willingness of federal agencies, industry, and others to populate the database with NEPA and related documents, and to use the data for their own analyses. As the information and capabilities of the database expand, developers and agencies can save time on new NEPA reports by accessing a single location to research related activities, their potential impacts, and previously proposed and imposed mitigation measures. NREL used a wiki platform to allow industry and agencies to maintain the contentmore » in the future so that it continues to provide relevant and accurate information to users.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1159360
Report Number(s):
NREL/PO-6A20-62623
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 NEPA DATABASE; OPENEI; CASUAL USE; CU; CATEGORICAL EXCLUSIONS; CX; CE; DETERMINATION OF NEPA ADEQUACY; DNA; ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT; EA; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT; EIS; BLM; USFS