September 14, 2011
Regulatory Update on Wind Energy Permitting and Development
Co-sponsored by Patton Boggs LLP and The Environmental Law Institute
Wind energy development has addressed significant and increasingly complex regulatory requirements. A number of agencies have been involved in the permitting process, and developers must be careful to consider key issues early in the process. This seminar covered the landscape of permitting issues that matter most, and what changes may occur as the industry continues to mature. The speakers also discussed issues in state and local siting rules, significant differences between offshore and onshore development, FAA and military radar issues, the FERC approval process, and related economic regulatory issues critical to wind power development.
Jim McElfish, Senior Attorney and Director, Sustainable Use of Land Program, Environmental Law Institute (moderator)
Maureen Bornholdt, Program Manager, Office of Offshore Alternative Energy Programs, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)
Suedeen Kelly, Partner, Patton Boggs
Dennis Roberts, Director, FAA Airspace Services
COMBINED powerpoints (one document, in sequence of presentation)
Maureen Bornholdt, powerpoint,"Outer Continental Shelf Renewable Energy Development"
Suedeen Kelly, powerpoint,"Transmission, Power Sales and Off Shore Wind Development"
James McElfish, powerpoint,"State & Local Regulation of Commercial-Scale Wind Siting"
Dennis Roberts, powerpoint,"Wind Turbines in the National Airspace System"
Free downloadable reports from ELI:
"Siting Wind Facilities on State-Owned Lands and Waters"
"State Enabling Legislation for Commercial-Scale Wind Power Siting and the Local Government Role"
NOTE:This fall, Patton Boggs LLP and ELI will offer another seminar on wind power: Wind Energy, Wildlife, and Endangered Species. Check the ELI calendar regularly for updates!