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|| A description of key strategies used in a best practice. Designed for use specifically with the RAPID toolkit Best Practices.
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|RAPID/Best Practices/Coordinating Permit Offices +||* Flexibility in implementing the approach (i.e., less statutory requirements for the approach)
* Less dependence on a final environmental review for information sharing and permit coordination
* State and federal partnerships developed through memorandum of understanding to define roles and share data and/or developer information.|
|RAPID/Best Practices/Landscape-Scale Mitigation +||Development of landscape-scale mitigation plans have the potential to increase the effectiveness of conservation measures while streamline permitting of transmission and other renewable energy projects. This would be accomplished by collecting key data regarding sensitive resources, analyzing this data to identify areas that should be avoided to protect key resources or areas that are more appropriate for project implementation, and by defining mitigation requirements for certain resources that could be impacted.|
|RAPID/Best Practices/Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) +||* One benefit of the MOU development process is that it serves to bring divergent parties together at the outset of a transmission project, providing a forum for collaboration, by fostering teamwork and establishing a symbolic a sense of accomplishment among stakeholders.
* One way to foster agreements between federal and state agencies in resource management may be to develop resource-specific MOUs. Resource-specific MOUs may be used as a way to establish a forum for discussion and agreement on resource study approaches.
* Multi-state transmission siting and permitting projects benefit from effective collaboration between government entities, tribes, project proponents, and other entities involved.|
|RAPID/Best Practices/NEPA Timelines +||<br />
*Planning development projects to allow for combined and more comprehensive NEPA analyses
*Improved tracking of NEPA processes and timelines
*Potential agency policy changes|
|RAPID/Best Practices/Online Permitting Systems +||<ul>
<li> Greater transparency into the permitting workflow (and parties) that are causing delays </li>
<li> Flexibility in development (i.e. improvements can be added with limited effort)</li>
<li> Replace the transfer or creation of paper copies with secure digital versions </li>
|RAPID/Best Practices/Public Involvement +||* Identify stakeholders.
* Identify issues of concern - research similar transmission projects and other infrastructure projects in the same areas as the proposal.
* Establish a multi-channel approach - use a broad range of communication tools, including public meetings, a project website, social media accounts, press releases, advertisements in local newspapers and announcements on radio stations, an e-mail list, and direct mail.
* Engage stakeholders early and often, during the planning and routing process.
* Engage the public before the applications are submitted.
* Plan and commit time and resources for public involvement.
* Encourage participation.
* Communicate clear and concise messages.
* Form partnerships with parties interested in partnering with the project team.|
|RAPID/Best Practices/Purpose and Need +||* A clear and comprehensive purpose and need statement is a critical component of any energy project.
* The statement shall briefly specify the underlying purpose and need to which the [federal] agency is responding in proposing the alternatives including the proposed action.
* The purpose states concisely and clearly why the undertaking is being proposed, and articulates the intended positive outcomes of the project.
* The need describes the problem(s) to be addressed by the project, defines the causes of the existing problems to be met and provides factual and quantifiable data to defend the need. The need also may highlight opportunities that could be realized by the project.|
|RAPID/Best Practices/Transmission Line Siting and Permitting +||Identify and select the best practices suitable for the transmission project based on project specific variables (e.g., project location, jurisdictions and agencies involved, scale, resources affected, other recent or planned projects in the area, regulatory requirements, and schedule).|