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The flowcharts available in this tool cover the major requirements for developing energy projects, including, land access, siting, exploration and drilling, plant construction and operation, grid interconnection, water resource acquisition, and relevant environmental considerations. To use the flowcharts, start with the Overview Flowchart for Section 1, or jump to the Overview Flowchart for a section you are interested in. These Overview Flowcharts will lead you to the federal and state flowcharts you will need.

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[ ] Geothermal
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Regulatory Roadmap Sections

Geothermal Roadmap Content Overview

1: Land Use Overview

1-FD-a: Land Use Planning Process
1-FD-b: Land Use Plan Amendment Process
1-AK-a: State Land Use Planning
1-CA-a: State Land Use Planning
1-HI-a: Land Use Considerations
1-ID-a: Land Use Considerations
1-MT-a: Land Use Considerations
1-NV-a: State Land Use Planning

2: Preliminary Site Considerations

3: Land Access Process Overview

3-FD-a: Federal Land Leasing
3-FD-b: Tribal Land Leasing
3-FD-c: Right-of-Way Access
3-FD-d: Forest Service Special Use Authorization
3-AK-a: State Competitive Mineral Leasing Process
3-CA-a: State Geothermal Resource Leasing
3-CO-a: Geothermal Lease
3-HI-a: Reserved Land Leasing Process
3-ID-a: State Lands Commercial Geothermal Lease
3-MT-a: State Geothermal Resource Lease
3-NM-a: State Geothermal Lease
3-NV-a: State Land Leasing Process and Land Access
3-OR-a: Geothermal Resource Lease
3-TX-a: State Geothermal Lease
3-UT-a: State Geothermal Resource Leasing
3-WA-a: State Geothermal Lease
3-OR-b: Easements on Trust and Non-Trust Land
3-TX-b: Land Access
3-CA-b: State Land Access
3-NV-b: State Land Access
3-ID-b: State Land Access
3-MT-b: State Land Access
3-AK-b: Right of Ways (ROWs)
3-UT-b: State Easement Process
3-HI-b: State Mineral Leasing Process
3-NM-b: State Right of Way Easement
3-WA-b: Land Access Overview
3-AK-c: Encroachment Permit
3-CA-c: Encroachment Permit
3-CO-c: Encroachment Overview
3-HI-c: Encroachment Permit
3-ID-c: Encroachment Permit
3-MT-c: Encroachment Overview
3-NM-c: Encroachment Overview
3-NV-c: Encroachment Permit for NDOT ROW
3-OR-c: Encroachment Permit
3-TX-c: Highway Right of Way Lease
3-UT-c: State Encroachment Overview
3-WA-c: Utility Franchise or Permit Process
3-AK-d: State Noncompetitive Mineral Leasing Process
3-CO-d: Access Permit
3-HI-d: Use and Occupancy Permit
3-ID-d: Land Use Permit
3-MT-d: Land Use License Process
3-NM-d: State Business Lease
3-OR-d: Competitive Geothermal Lease
3-TX-d: Lease of Permanent School Fund Land
3-UT-d: Geothermal Steam Lease (Utah Non-Trust Lands)
3-WA-d: State Land Lease
3-AK-e: Land Use Permit
3-CO-e: Utility or Special Use Permit
3-HI-e: Permit to Construct Upon a State Highway ROW
3-ID-e: Term Easement
3-MT-e: Encroachment Permit
3-NM-e: Right of Entry / Temporary Access Permit
3-OR-e: Noncompetitive Geothermal Lease
3-TX-e: Lease of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Land
3-UT-e: Geothermal Steam Lease (Utah Trust Lands)
3-WA-e: State Right of Way Process
3-HI-f: Permit to Cross or Enter the State Energy Corridor
3-MT-f: Right-of-Way Easement for Utilities
3-NM-f: Public Highway Utility Accommodation Permit
3-TX-f: Lease of Land Trade Lands
3-UT-f: Encroachment Permit
3-AK-g: Utility Permit to Construct on ADOT&PF ROW
3-NM-g: Permit to Construct Access Opening on Public ROW
3-TX-g: Lease of Relinquishment Act Lands
3-UT-g: Grant of Access Permit
3-AK-h: Alaska Native Claims Settlement Lands Leasing

4: Exploration Overview 4-FD-d: BLM Exploration Operations 4-FD-a: Exploration Application Process BLM 4-FD-c: Exploration Application Process USFS 4-FD-b: Exploration Pre-Application Process (NV only)