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Texas Legal Review

The NREL roadmap team recently met with our legal team Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck (www.bhfs.com) for a review of the Texas portion of the Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap (GRR).  BHFS provided excellent suggestions to the Section 3 flowcharts for geothermal leases on Texas state lands.  The Texas portion of the GRR now encompasses a flowchart for Texas state land leasing on Permanent School Fund Lands, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Lands, Land Trade Lands, and Relinquishment Act Lands.  Additionally, BHFS provided many other helpful tips for clarifying other issue

GRR 3rd Quarter - Stakeholder Update Meeting

 

On June 26th, we held the 3rd Quarter GRR Stakeholder Update at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV.   The meeting was well-attended with over 40 attendees, including in-person and webinar attendance.  Thanks to all who attended!

GRR 2nd Quarter - Stakeholder Update Meeting

Last week, we held the GRR Stakeholder Update at the Denver Renaissance Hotel in Denver, CO.   The meeting was well-attended with over 50 attendees, including in-person and webinar attendance.  Thanks to all who attended!

 

Presentation

During the meeting, we reviewed the current status of the GRR efforts, including:

* Roadmap Development: expansion to Colorado and Texas

* Regulatory Analyses: including NEPA, Funding Mechanisms, and Permit Coordination Offices

Legal Reviews are Underway

The legal review of the Regulatory Roadmap flowcharts and supporting content is well underway and will continue for the next several months with our legal team at [www.bhfs.com Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck].  The BHFS has been meeting with the NREL roadmap team during weekly 2-3 hour meetings to provide comments and suggestions on each flowchart at the federal and state levels.  They have had some fantastic recommendations for updates - particularly for Sections 7 and 8 of the roadmap, pertaining to the permitting of power plants and transmission lines.

Mockups of the Geothermal Checklist on OpenEI

This powerpoint document contains a walkthough of mockups designed for the permitting checklist on OpenEI.

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