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RAPID
toolkit

Regulatory and
Permitting Information
Desktop Toolkit

The Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit is a collection of publicly available information about permits and regulations affecting energy and bulk transmission project development. The goal of this project is to provide links to permits, processes, guidance, manuals, examples, regulations, rules, contacts, and other relevant information so that it is rapidly accessible to users from one location. The resource is intended to facilitate communication between project developers and agency personnel, among agencies at all jurisdictional levels, and among all project stakeholders - including the public.

Regulatory Roadmap

Regulatory Roadmap


The Regulatory Roadmap is a set of flowcharts providing detailed information outlining the requirements for developing energy projects, including topics such as land access, siting, exploration and drilling, plant construction and operation, grid interconnection, water resource acquisition, and relevant environmental considerations.

Permitting Overviews

Permitting Overviews


Permitting Overviews provide regulatory and permitting requirements at the federal and state levels, and allow users to compare requirements among states and technologies. For example, a developer can look up land access requirements for a particular state, or compare requirements across multiple states.

NEPA Database

NEPA Database


The NEPA Database is a collection of documents and metadata for previously conducted NEPA analyses that can be used to inform future NEPA analyses. The database catalogs proposed activities, timelines, applications, reports and decision documents, impacted resources, and proposed and imposed mitigations for these resources.

Best Practices

Best Practices


Best Practices provides a set of analyses outlining best practices, examples and templates for selected topics, such as developing memorandums of understanding (MOUs) among agencies and developing effective public involvement strategies.

Resource Library

Resource Library


The Resource Library assembles links to permits, processes, guidance, manuals, examples, regulations, rules, contacts, and other regulatory and permuting documents that are publicly available on other websites. Users can search the library to find related documents, or add to the library by providing links to additional documents.