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Stakeholder Discussions Day 1




Permitting Renewable Energy on Public Lands—Smart from the Start

Ted Boling, Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Land & Minerals Management
Ray Brady, Energy Policy Team Manager, BLM
Bert Frost, Associate Director, Natural Resources Stewardship & Science, NPS
Mike Nedd, Assistant Director for Minerals and Realty Management, BLM
Mike Pool, Deputy Director, BLM
Shannon Stewart, Senior NEPA Program Lead, BLM 

Session Materials:

National Environmental Policy Act Compliance for Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Right-of-Way Authorizations:  http://blm.gov/yl5c
Solar and Wind Energy Applications: Due Diligence:  http://blm.gov/zl5c
Solar and Wind Energy Applications: Pre-Application Screening:  http://blm.gov/xl5c

Permitting Renewable Energy on Private Lands—ESA Consultation

Gary Frazer, Assistant Director for Endangered Species, FWS
Michael Fris, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Pacific Southwest Region, FWS

Bald & Golden Eagle Protection Act & Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Matt Hogan, Assistant Regional Director for Migratory Birds, Mountain-Prairie Region, FWS Brian Millsap, National Eagle Coordinator, FWS
Paul Schmidt, Assistant Director for Migratory Birds, FWS

Session Materials:

Draft Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance
Golden Eagles Status Facts Sheet
Presentation: Draft Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance

Wind Turbine Guidelines:

Dan Ashe, Deputy Director, FWS
Jeff Underwood, Deputy Assistant Director, Fisheries & Habitat Conservation, FWS
Bryan Arroyo, Assistant Director for Fisheries & Habitat Conservation, FWS
David Cottingham, Senior Advisor to the Director, FWS

Session Materials:

Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines

Addressing Challenges to Building Renewable Energy Projects on Tribal Lands:

Mike Black, Director of Bureau of Indian Affairs
Janie Hipp, Senior Advisor for Tribal Affairs & Director, Office of Tribal Relations, USDA
Del Laverdure, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOI Indian Affairs
Tracey LeBeau, Director of Office of Indian Energy Policy & Programs, DOE