Plenary Session I

Update on the Department of the Interior Policy Initiatives

Moderator: David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Permitting Renewable Energy on Public Lands—Smart from the Start

Bob Abbey, Director, BLM

National Environmental Policy Act Compliance

Ted Boling, Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Land & Minerals Management

Endangered Species Compliance

Gary Frazer, Assistant Director for Endangered Species, FWS

Bald & Golden Eagle Protection Act

Paul Schmidt, Assistant Director for Migratory Birds, FWS

Wind Turbine Guidelines

Bryan Arroyo, Assistant Director for Fisheries & Habitat Conservation, FWS