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Property Name Challenges
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Description A description of challenges that may be encountered in a best practice. Designed for use specifically with the RAPID toolkit Best Practices.


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RAPID/Best Practices/Coordinating Permit Offices +* Funding: either developer fees and/or government funding * Transferring of funds between state agencies for services rendered * Federal and state cooperation: negotiating MOUs to guarantee buy-in * Adaptability of coordinating permit offices to state and/or federal environmental review process.
RAPID/Best Practices/Landscape-Scale Mitigation +The concept of landscape-scale mitigation is still new to land management agencies, and strategies for implementing landscape-scale mitigation plans are still in development through pilot projects.
RAPID/Best Practices/NEPA Timelines +*Developers may not have enough project data for early, upfront planning
RAPID/Best Practices/Online Permitting Systems +If poorly designed, software solutions for workflow management has the following challenges: *<u>'''Overly costly and time-consuming to develop:'''</u> :Effective systems often use agile development – implementing useful features one at a time so that the tool is immediately useful. *<u>'''Overly complicated processes:'''</u> :Effective systems reduce work effort, be intuitive, and need minimal (if any) training. Implementing too many features may create unnecessary steps in the workflow, adding time and/or confusion rather than increasing efficiency. *<u>'''Distractions by unnecessary volumes of alerts:'''</u> :Effective systems allow for users to control what and when they receive alert messages *<u>'''Unjustifiable deployment and maintenance costs:'''</u> :Effective systems are designed to reduce overall company costs – so costs for the software are offset by realized savings.
RAPID/Best Practices/Public Involvement +* Public involvement takes considerable time and resources. * Many different groups with an interest in the project. * Keeping stakeholders engaged in the process.
RAPID/Best Practices/Transmission Line Siting and Permitting +The best practices listed in the “Best Practices Action” may not be applicable to all transmission line projects. Project participants must consider whether the best practices listed are applicable – or could be applicable with certain alterations – to a specific project depending on the project location, scale, the resources and ecosystems affected, agencies, jurisdiction, and regulatory requirements including mitigation requirements. The best practices are intended to help overcome the challenges of designing, siting, permitting, constructing, and operating transmission lines, such as: *A project purpose and need statement for National Environmental Policy Act compliance that is not clear or well defined *Lack of coordination between government agencies that cause uncertainty of the process and the actual time of permitting *Project participants that may not be familiar with transmission lines or the permitting process *Lack of communication between project participant (i.e., agencies, tribes, stakeholders, the public) *Not engaging the public/stakeholders early in the process or continuously throughout all phases of a transmission line project