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Statistical characterization of the federal geothermal leasing and permitting Program

Gene V Beeland

Statistical characterization of the federal geothermal leasing and permitting Program

final report for the period 18 April 1978 - 31 January 1979

by Gene V Beeland

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Published by Wapora, inc., Available from National Technical Information Service in Chevy Chase, Md, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geothermal resources -- United States,
  • Geothermal leases -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGene V. Beeland, Judith A. Ludington, Estelle Schumann
    ContributionsLudington, Judith A, Schumann, Estelle, Wapora, inc, United States. Dept. of Energy
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 78 p. :
    Number of Pages78
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14879636M

    Pursuant to the legislation the Bureau of Land management and Minerals Management Service published final regulations for continued geothermal leasing, operations and royalty collection in the Federal Register (Vol. 72, No. 84 Wednesday May 2, , BLM p. , MMS p. ). Renewable Energy Program Regulations (30 CFR ) History of Rulemaking; BOEM's renewable energy program occurs in four distinct phases: planning, leasing, site assessment, and construction and operations. BOEM engages key stakeholders throughout this process, as early communication with interested and potentially affected parties is critical.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Page LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS vi LIST OF TABLES vi EXECUTIVE SUMMARY vii INTRODUCTION 1 Environmental Controls Panel 1 Environmental Concerns 3 Federal Environmental Controls Budget 3 ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, ASSOCIATED LEGISLATION H AND REGULATIONS, AND CONTROL OPTIONS Air Emissions 13 Liquid . 3 online resources (3 volumes): In accordance with the Energy Policy Act of , the project's goal are: (1) to make geothermal leasing decisions on pending lease applications submitted prior to January 1, ; and (2) to facilitate geothermal leasing decisions on other existing and future lease applications and nominations on the federal mineral estate in the western United States.

      The sale was by far the federal government’s largest offering of geothermal energy leases by acreage in recent years, with parcels on , acres available for auction.   WASHINGTON, D.C The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management today published the Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan Amendments for Geothermal Leasing in the Western United States to make more than million acres of federal lands available for leasing and potential development of geothermal energy resources.


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Statistical characterization of the federal geothermal leasing and permitting Program by Gene V Beeland Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Statistical characterization of the federal geothermal leasing and permitting Program: final report for the period 18 April January [Gene V Beeland; Judith A Ludington; Estelle Schumann; Wapora, inc.; United States.

Department of Energy.]. deal with permitting geothermal district heating and cooling projects which raise complex utility issues.4 This brief introduction will, however, give the reader a better basic understanding of the geothermal permitting process at the federal, state, and local levels, and in Indian Country.

Geothermal EnergyReplenished by heat sources deep in the Earth, geothermal energy is a renewable resource that generates electricity with minimal carbon emissions. It is an abundant resource, especially in the West, where the BLM has authority to manage geothermal leasing on approximately million acres of public lands (including million acres of U.S.

Forest Service. Federal lands are leased for geothermal development. To date there has been no commercial production from Federal leases. Leasing and permitting delays are not in themselves the only or even the primary reasons for the slow pace of geothermal development.

Estimates indicate that the Federal Government owns approximately 55 percent of the country's total geothermal resources. Geothermal Lease. In order to obtain federal geothermal mineral rights, developers must obtain a Geothermal Lease from the BLM. A Geothermal Lease conveys the exclusive right to drill for, extract, produce, remove, utilize, sell, and dispose of all geothermal resources in the lands subject to the lease.

Lease for Geothermal Resources (Form Lease confers right to explore for, drill, produce and utilize geothermal resources on federal lands with limitations. Subsequent permits required prior to any surface disturbing activities.

Lands must be made available for this use in BLM Land Use Plan. “Geothermal Permitting and Leasing Procedures” Page 1 of 6. California State Lands Commission Mineral Resources Management Division. Geothermal Permitting and Leasing Procedures. Updated April THE COMMISSION. The Commission was created in as an independent body with the authority and responsibility.

Geothermal Steam Act of (84 Stat. 1 cover Regulations on the Leasing of Geothermal Resources 1. Ti Chapter I1 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part Geothermal Resources Operations on Public, Acquired snd Withdrawn Lands. 13 Part Geothermal Resources Unit Plan.

Section 2 of the standard lease terms listed on BLM form“Offer to Lease and Lease for Geothermal Resources,” sets the royalty rate at 10 percent. The ten percent royalty rate in this proposed paragraph would be adopted from the current practice, and is one that the Subcommittee Report characterized as “[n]o change in royalty.

Oil and GasThe BLM manages the Federal government’s onshore oil and gas program with the goals of facilitating safe and responsible energy development while providing a fair return for the American more about the BLM's Oil and Gas Program. (Regulations that govern the BLM’s geothermal leasing program may be found in Ti Groups ) BUSINESS MODEL.

MARKET DRIVERS BUSINESS MODEL MARKET DRIVERS. Authorizes geothermal leasing on BLM, National forest and other Federal lands, as well as private lands where the Federal government has retained mineral rights.

The Federal Geothermal Steam Act of Other western states followed suit over the years with the passage of their own geothermal acts – to establish a legal framework for leasing, exploration and development of geothermal resources – both for electrical power generation and direct-use.

The California Act of made the first attempt at. More appropriate policies at the federal and state level could foster technology development and increased investment by the private sector, spurring geothermal resource development.

Opportunities to improve and expand geothermal power policy include: • Streamlining and updating federal policies governing geothermal leasing, permitting, and.

Geothermal leasing has made the federal government $76 million sincebut that amount pales in comparison with what the more competitive oil and gas process yields annually. Geothermal energy - Geothermal energy - Environmental effects and economic costs: The environmental effects of geothermal development and power generation include the changes in land use associated with exploration and plant construction, noise and sight pollution, the discharge of water and gases, the production of foul odours, and soil subsidence.

Federal Geothermal Lease Summary 69 4. Federal Geothermal Steam Act of (P.L. ) 73 5. Federal Geothermal Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of (P.L. ) 77 6. Federal Regulations for the Geothermal Loan Guaranty Program 81 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Theoretically, geothermal resources are a virtually inexhaustible energy source.

Although the government has spent nearly $ million over the past 5 years, development and use of these resources has proceeded slowly.

The Department of Energy (DOE) has the lead responsibility for the federal geothermal program and has tried to stimulate private industry and local public power authorities to.

Final environmental statement for the Geothermal Leasing Program by United States. Department of the Interior. Publication date Proposed geothermal leasing and operating regulationsv. Comments on draft impact statement and proposed regulations Addeddate Betterpdf United States Federal Collection.

Energy Program grants and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Energy for America Program grants. Federal government has been authorized to provide loan guarantees for geothermal energy projects under Title XVII of EPAct Direct-use, GSHP Investment Tax Credit (ITC) 10% ITC for all expenditures on geothermal equipment except those.

being mineral in character. In their Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Geothermal Leasing, they state: "The geothermal lease is for the heat in the federal mineral estate.

Unless specifically owned in fee, the fluid part of the resource falls under state laws. Therefore, the amounts of fluid that can be extracted. The tremendous growth in the U.S. solar industry is helping to pave the way to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.

Over the past few years, the cost of a solar energy system has dropped significantly -- helping to give more American families and business access to affordable, clean energy. Through a portfolio of R&D efforts, the Energy Department remains committed to leveraging America.Demand for both electrical power and direct-use from Federal geothermal resources is expected to increase.

Over the past 5 years, the BLM has diligently worked to expedite the processing tof pending geothermal lease applications on public lands. Sinceleases have been issued, compared to 25 leases from II.

Geothermal LEASING •Lease Issuance Federal Geothermal Lease Terms Lease Terms Competitive Non competitive Rental 1st Year $2/Ac $1/Ac Years 2 thru 10 $3/ Ac $1/Ac Years 10+ $5/Ac $5/Ac Royaltyacreage holdings Years 1 thru 10 % Years 10+ % Direct Use Fee Schedule ONRR Regulation s Inlet Temp - Millions of BTUs.