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Federal Environmental Review and Authorization Inventory

This inventory of Federal authorizations and environmental reviews has been created as part of an ongoing effort to improve timelines for permit decision-making and review and foster better outcomes for the environment and the affected communities. The inventory contains a comprehensive list of Federal licenses, permits, approvals, findings, determinations, or other administrative decisions issued by a Federal agency that should be considered for inclusion in the permitting timetable for a “covered project,” for the purposes of Title 41 of the FAST Act. Additional authorizations and reviews may be added in the future, as they are identified.

For each authorization or review, the inventory includes a brief description, identifies the activities or circumstances that trigger the review, the sectors and project types to which it could be applicable, and the underlying statutes and/or regulations that provides more information.

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Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Permit/Review Responsible Agency Activity/Trigger Sector Description Estimated Processing Time More Info
Aeronautic Study Determination FAA Any construction or alterations: (1) exceeding 200 ft above ground level; (2) within 20,000 ft of a public use or military airport which exceeds the surfaces listed in 14 CFR Part 77.9(b); (3) when requested by FAA; (4) any construction or alteration located on a public use airport or heliport regardless of height or location Aeronautical Study Determination - The Determination is a composite of all comments and findings received during the aeronautical study conducted under 14 CFR Part 77 and FAA Order JO 7400.2. The determination outlines results and information from aeronautical study, including but not limited to construction details, supplemental notices, expiration date, special conditions, implemented mitigations, and marking and lighting.
Authorization and Certification NOAA Authorization: When an applicant applies for a federal, state, or local permit to allow an activity otheriwse prohibited by sanctuary regulations and unable to qualify for an ONMS general or special use permit. Certification: When an applicant already holds a federal, state, or local permit to allow an activity otheriwse prohibited by sanctuary regulations and unable to qualify for an ONMS general or special use permit at the time a new sanctuary is designated or expanded. An authorization (15 C.F.R. 922.49) provides a sanctuary with the power to "authorize" or give legal or official approval to another applicable federal, state, or local permit to allow an activity otheriwse prohibited by sanctuary regulations and unable to qualify for an ONMS general or special use permit. As of March 2016, six national marine sanctuaries—Florida Keys, Flower Garden Banks, Monterey Bay, Olympic Coast, Stellwagen Bank, and Thunder Bay—have the ability to issue authorizations. The ONMS considers the general permit regulatory review criteria at 15 C.F.R. pt.
Authorization for Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Facilities, Onshore or in State Waters Application for the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of an LNG terminal filed pursuant to section 3 of the Natural Gas Act Pipelines Responsible Agency: FERC Applications for the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of an LNG Terminal must be submitted to FERC. An LNG Terminal includes all natural gas facilities located onshore or in State waters that are used to receive, unload, load, store, transport, gasify, liquefy, or process natural gas that is: (1) imported to the U.S. from a foreign country; (2) exported to a foreign country from the U.S.; or (3) transported in interstate commerce by waterborne vessel.
Authorization to Harass, Injure, or Kill Marine Mammals NOAA Projects in any sector that may result in potential 'take' as defined (16 U.S.C. 1362 Sec.3(13) defines as harass, hunt, capture, or kill, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill; (18) further defines 'harassment' as any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure or has the potential to disturb by causing disruption of behavioral patterns...) The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits the take of marine mammals. Federal agencies and individuals must seek authorization to incidentally take marine mammals when conducting otherwise lawful activities. Two types of incidental take permits can be issued: Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) and Letters of Authorization (LOAs). IHAs are issued for actions that do not have the potential to cause marine mammal mortality or serious injury. An LOA is required for actions that have the potential to cause mortality or serious injury.
Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Permit FWS Possible take/harm of eagles The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act prohibits anyone from "taking" bald or golden eagles. Among other actions, "take" includes disturbance of eagles to the degree that it substantially interferes with breeding, feeding, or sheltering behavior or results in injury. The FWS can issue a permit for taking eagles when the take is associated with, but not the purpose of, an activity and cannot practicably be avoided. We refer to this type of take as "non-purposeful take." Authorization is subject to conditions to minimize impacts.
Business Resource Lease BIA Contract approved by the Secretary that authorizes possession of Indian land for a specific purpose and term. Renewable Energy Lease development activity to allow the possession of Indian land for wind or solar development or business purposes in exchange for pre-defined royalties.
Categorical Exclusion All Varies Categorical exclusion means a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment…and…for which, therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required.
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines Application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct or extend interstate natural gas pipeline filed pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act Pipelines Responsible Agency: FERC Applications must be submitted to FERC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction or extension of natural gas facilities used for the sale or transportation of natural gas in interstate commerce. No construction or extension of natural gas facilities that are subject to the jurisdiction of FERC can be undertaken unless there is a certification of public convenience and necessity issued by FERC authorizing such acts or operations.
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit USACE Discharge of dredged or fill materials into waters of U.S. (includes wetlands, defined as "areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas") Clean Water Act Section 404 regulates the discharge of dredged and fill material into waters of the United States, including wetlands. In general, to obtain a Section 404 permit, applicants must demonstrate that the discharge of dredged or fill material would not significantly degrade the nation's waters and there are no practicable alternatives less damaging to the aquatic ecosystem, so long as the alternative does not have other significant adverse environmental consequences.
Commercial Use Permit BLM Commercial use of federal lands for geothermal energy development Renewable Energy Prior to the commercial generation of electricity, an application for a Commercial Use Permit is submitted on a Sundry Notice form and approved by BLM prior to any commercial operations from a Federal geothermal lease, a Federal Unit, or a production facility. This document describes the location of all wells, allocation of that production, location of meters, allocation of schedules, power purchase agreement, and a number of other items. It generally takes about a month for BLM approval of a Commercial Use Permit.
Conditional Letter of Map Revision Activity that modifies the floodway by causing any increase in the base flood discharge in regulatory floodways, or more than one foot increase in any portion of a Special Flood Hazard Area if no regulatory floodway is designated. Responsible Bureau / Department / Office: FEMA
Construction and Operations Plan Construction and operations of a commercial wind energy project on the OCS. Renewable Energy Prior to beginning construction activities on an OCS wind lease, a lessee must have an approved construction and operations plan (COP). The COP must describe all proposed activities including construction, commercial operations, and conceptual decommissioning of all facilities. BOEM regulations at 39 CFR 585.620 describe the information that must be in the COP.
Consultation to Protect Essential Fish Habitat NOAA Projects in any sector with potential impact to essential fish habitat Under the Magnuson Stevens Act (MSA) all Federal agencies must consult on any action they authorize, fund, or undertake, or propose to authorize, fund, or undertake if they determine their actions may adversely affect essential fish habitat (EFH). Permits are not issued under this authority. NOAA provides non-binding conservation recommendations to Federal action agencies to minimize the project‘s potential adverse affect on EFH. Abbreviated consultation 30 to 60 days. Expanded consultation 60-90 days.
Consultation to Protect National Marine Sanctuaries NOAA Federal actions that are likely to destroy, cause the loss of, or injure a sanctuary resource Under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) all Federal agencies taking actions likely to destroy, cause the loss of, or injure a sanctuary resource are required to consult. Sanctuary resources are defined as any living or nonliving resource that contributes to the conservation, recreational, ecological, historical, educational, cultural, archeological, scientific, or aesthetic value of the sanctuary. Permits may include recommendations to protect sanctuary resources by eliminating, reducing, or mitigating potential injury to sanctuary resources.
Development and Production Plan Development and production of oil and gas on the Outer Continental Shelf Prior to developing outer continental shelf oil and gas resources, a lessee must have an approved development and production plan. The plan must describe the objectives and tentative schedule for start to completion. BOEM regulations at 30 CFR 550. 242 describe the information that must accompany the plan. BOEM conducts both technical and environmental reviews of the plan. The plan must meet adequate provisions for safety, environmental protection, and conservation of natural resources and comply with the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and implementing regulations, and other Federal laws.
DOD Military Mission Impact Process DOD Developer files action with FAA or contacts DoD Siting Clearinghouse for a preliminary review OE/AAA process protects national airspace from safety of flight hazards
Endangered Species Act Consultation - FWS FWS The proposed action may affect threatened/endangered species and/ or their designated critical habitat Under Section 7 of the ESA, Federal agencies must consult with NMFS and/or the USFWS when an action the agency carries out, funds, or authorizes (such as through a permit) may affect a listed endangered or threatened species and/or designated critical habitat. The purpose of the consultation is to assist the action agency in meeting its duty to insure that its action is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any listed species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat.
Endangered Species Act Consultation - NOAA-NMFS NOAA The proposed action may affect threatened/endangered species and/ or their designated critical habitat Under Section 7 of the ESA, Federal agencies must consult with NMFS and/or the USFWS when an action the agency carries out, funds, or authorizes (such as through a permit) may affect a listed endangered or threatened species and/or designated critical habitat. The purpose of the consultation is to assist the action agency in meeting its duty to insure that its action is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any listed species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat.
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Review FWS Coast Guard permits, Corps Section 10/404/103 permits, EPA Section 402 permits, FERC licenses, NRC power station licensing, BR water resource projects. The amendments enacted in 1946 require consultation with the Fish and Wildlife Service and the fish and wildlife agencies of States where the "waters of any stream or other body of water are proposed or authorized, permitted or licensed to be impounded, diverted . . . or otherwise controlled or modified" by any agency under a Federal permit or license. Consultation is to be undertaken for the purpose of "preventing loss of and damage to wildlife resources."
Form 3200-9, Notice of Intent to Conduct Geothermal Resource Exploration Operations BLM Geothermal exploration on federal lands Renewable Energy Form 3200-9, Notice of Intent to Conduct Geothermal Resource Exploration Operations
Geothermal Drilling Permit (GDP) BLM Drilling on federal lands (for geothermal resources) Renewable Energy "3261.11 - How do I apply for approval of drilling operations and well pad construction? (a) Send to BLM: (1) A completed and signed drilling permit application, Form 3260-2; (2) A complete operations plan (3261.12); (3) A complete drilling program (3261.13); and (4) An acceptable bond (3261.18). (b) Do not start any drilling operations until after BLM approves the permit."
Geothermal Exploration Bond BLM Geothermal exploration, drilling or utilization operations on federal lands Renewable Energy Form 3000-004a, Geothermal Exploration Bond
Geothermal Lease BLM 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. Renewable Energy Geothermal Lease Form (Form 3200-24a). Nomination of Lands for Competitive Geothermal Leasing  (Form 3203-1). Conduct auction.  Non-competitive leases available for two years if not purchased at auction (Form 3200-24a).
Geothermal Project Utilization Plan, Facility Construction Permit, and Site License BLM Once a decision is made to construct a facility to utilize the geothermal resource and construct electric generation facilities. A site license is required of operators who are not the geothermal lease holder to operate the facility. Renewable Energy A Utilization Plan (no form, 43 CFR 3272) describes how the geothermal resource will be used, including all of the proposed structures and facilities and their locations necessary for plant operations, as well as plans for final reclamation and decommissioning. These documents are submitted as part of the NEPA process. The Utilization Plan also includes the construction permit for construction and operation of the electric generation facilities, direct-use steam plants, and related facility and well field operations, including well field production and injection.
Geothermal Sundry Notice BLM Surface disturbance activities prior to obtaining exploration or drilling permit *or* Change to surface use plan or drilling plan Renewable Energy To begin surface disturbance activities prior to obtaining a Geothermal Drilling Permit for the purpose of constructing roads, pads, etc.
Lease of Power Privilege (Dams) BOR Authorization of hydropower development at certain facilities owned by the Bureau of Reclamation Renewable Energy Non-federal entities who develop hydropower resources at Reclamation facilities where Reclamation has authority to develop power, must execute a Lease of Power Privilege. The lease term may extend for up to 40 years. Reclamation has issued a directive and standard for Reclamation's Lease of Power Privilege that outlines the roles, responsibilities and process for obtaining a Lease of Power Privilege.
Loan Guarantee Program, Title XVII of EP Act 2005 Enterance into loan guarantee underwriting due diligence Renewable Energy The Title XVII innovative clean energy projects loan program (Title XVII) provides loan guarantees to accelerate the deployment of innovative clean energy technology. The U.S. Department of Energy is authorized to issue loan guarantees pursuant to Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Loan guarantees are made to qualified projects and applicants who apply for funding in response to open technology-specific solicitations.
Loan Program, Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Enterance into ATVM loan underwriting due diligence The Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) direct loan program was established in Section 136 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to support the production of fuel-efficient, advanced technology vehicles and qualifying components in the United States. The ATVM loan program provides direct loans to automotive or component manufacturers for reequipping, expanding, or establishing manufacturing facilities in the U.S. that produce fuel-efficient advanced technology vehicles or qualifying components, or for engineering integration performed in the U.S.
Migratory Bird Treaty Act permits FWS The proposed action may take birds The Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal for anyone to take any migratory bird or nests, or eggs of such a bird except under the terms of a valid permit issued pursuant to Federal regulations. The migratory bird species protected by the Act are listed in 50 CFR 10.13. Take means to pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or attempt to pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect. Take incidental to an action (non-purposeful take) is not permitted.
Natural Gas Export Authorization Application for export of LNG Pipelines Under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), DOE authorizes imports and exports of natural gas, including LNG and CNG. As needed, these imports and exports must be supported by natural gas commodity pipelines and gasification and liquefaction projects that involve large capital expenditures. FERC regulates most such projects under sections 3 and 7 of the NGA. But, if the projects are located in deep-water ports, MARAD is the principal regulatory authority. If the projects cross federal lands, BLM at the Department of Interior is the principal regulatory authority.
Non-Federal Hydropower Licenses License application submitted to FERC in accordance with Part I of the Federal Power Act Renewable Energy Responsible Agency: FERC An application must be submitted to the Commission for a license to construct, operate, and maintain a non-federal hydropower project that would: (1) be located on navigable waters of the United States; (2) occupy lands or reservations of the United States; (3) use surplus water or water power from a Government dam; or (4) be located on non-navigable waters that are subject to the authority of Congress under the Commerce Clause, affect the interests of interstate or foreign commerce, and involve construction on or after August 26, 1935.
Non-Impairment Determination (separate from NPS permit) NPS Any project crossing NPS jurisdictional lands for which a NPS permit would be required NPS is required to by statute to preserve its lands unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. NPS is required to make a determination as to whether a project would impair park system resources before taking an agency action, including issuing permits.
Notice of Proposed Construction - Form 7460 FAA Construction/alteration of structures >200 ft or near airports, depending on distinction and length of nearby runway; siting within radar line-of-sight of air surveillance or communications facility Any person/organization who intends to sponsor construction or alterations that fall under activities listed under CFR Title 14 Part 77.9 must notify the Administrator of the FAA via a Notice of Proposed Construction - Form 7460. This notice includes a plan for appropriate markings and lighting, after which FAA makes a Hazard Determination for the proposed construction.
NPS Permit NPS Projects to be located on NPS lands Permits for rights-of-way, easements or other non-park uses: Informational requirements are determined on a case-by-case basis, and applicants should consult with the Park Superintendent before making formal application. The applicant must provide sufficient information on the proposed non-park use, as well as park resources and resource-related values to be affected directly and indirectly by the proposed use in order to allow the Service to evaluate the application, assess the impact of the proposed use on the NPS unit and other environmental values, develop restrictions/stipulations to miti
Nuclear Power Plant – Combined (construction and operating) License Application for a Combined License by an applicant under 10 CFR Part 52. Authorization under 10 CFR Part 52, for which review under the National Environmental Policy Act is required, allows construction and operation of a new nuclear power plant under the Atomic Energy Act.
Nuclear Power Plant – Construction Permit Application for a Construction Permit by an applicant and then subsequent application for an Operating License under 10 CFR Part 50. Authorization under 10 CFR Part 50, for which review under the National Environmental Policy Act is required, covers construction of a new nuclear power plant under the Atomic Energy Act. A construction permit does not allow operation but, if certain requirements are met, the applicant may convert the construction permit to an operating license as approved by the NRC.
Ocean Dumping Permit - Dredged Material USACE All proposed transportation of dredged material for disposal in ocean waters Ocean dumping requires a permit issued under the MPRSA. In the case of dredged material, the decision to issue a permit is made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, using EPA´s environmental criteria and subject to EPA´s concurrence. EPA is responsible for designating recommended ocean dumping sites (through promulgation in the Code of Federal Regulations).
Oil and Gas Sundry Notice for Surface Disturbing Activity BLM Proposal to build large oil and gas processing facility "on lease" Surface disturbing activities "on lease" (i.e. located on the same lease, unit, or communitization agreement as the lease from which all processed fluids are produced) must be permitted on Sundry Notice Form 3160-5. The proposal must include a Surface Use Plan.
Operations Plan / Surface Use Plan BLM Surface disturbance activities prior to obtaining exploration or drilling permit, or start of NEPA approval process Renewable Energy The operator may submit the Operations Plan (a.k.a. surface use plan): (1) as part of the GDP application; or (2) by itself, prior to submitting a GDP application, by using a Sundry Notice (NEPA analysis and approval required before starting surface operations (see 43 CFR 3261 - Drilling Operations: Getting a Permit). This will allow the operator to begin the NEPA approval process earlier and begin surface preparations while the rest of the GDP application is prepared. Plan describes access to well location(s), size of drilling pad(s), environmental mitigation measures, etc.
Right-of-Way Authorization (BOR) BOR Through communication with the local Reclamation office and submission of an application using one of the following forms depending on the nature of the requested use:(a) Use SF 299 to request a use authorization for the placement, construction, and use of energy, transportation, water, or telecommunication systems and facilities on or across all Federal property including Reclamation land, facilities, or waterbodies. (b) Use Form 7–2540 to request any other type of use authorization. Renewable Energy Applications to obtain a use authorization for the placement, construction, and use of energy, transportation, water, or telecommunication systems and facilities on or across all Federal property including Reclamation land, facilities, or waterbodies. Reclamation uses SF 299, Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands. The regulations addressing this are 43 CFR part 429, Use of Bureau of Reclamation Land, Facilities, and Waterbodies.
Right-of-Way Authorization (DOI-BIA) BIA Application by prospective transportation developers, utilities and adjoining landowners to access, cross or provide services and utilities on Indian lands Application by prospective transportation developers, utilities and adjoining landowners to access, cross or provide services and utilities on Indian lands
Right-of-Way Authorization (DOI-BLM) BLM Filing a Right-of-Way application (SF-299) to request a right-of-way grant for the use of public lands. Applications for proposed rights-of-way over, upon, under, or through public lands, including, but not limited to, grants for wind energy site testing and monitoring, power distribution lines, trails, highways, communication site facilities, water retention basins, and water conveyance pipelines. The processing of right-of-way applications must comply with the BLM’s regulatory requirements, including those for planning, environmental, and right-of-way. BLM may approve application, approve the application with modifications, or deny the application.
Right-of-Way Authorization (DOI-FWS) FWS Use of national wildlife refuge lands The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act requires that any activity on Refuge lands be determined as compatible with the Refuge system mission and Refuge purpose(s). Compatibility determinations are made by the Service's Refuge Managers. The FWS will conduct a review of projects on lands managed by it and coordinate any responses with the reviewing/lead agency. NWR lands are mainly for environmental, wildlife, recreational, educational purposes. Processing times vary based on compatibility of the proposed activity(ies) with refuge purpose and associated NEPA analyses. 3-6 months: compatible activities up to 2 years: complex projects that are not compatible
Section 10 Permit USACE Placement of structures affecting course, location, condition, or capacity of navigable waters of U.S. (includes offshore wind within 3 miles of coast); exemptions exist) Activities that may affect navigation on US waterways must be evaluated to ensure navigational capacity is maintained.
Section 106 Review Activities that could involve Federal impacts on properties listed in or are eligible for National Register of Historic Places Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) requires Federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties, and afford the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation a reasonable opportunity to comment. Federal agencies must complete this process prior to moving forward with, or issuing a permit, license, or assistance for, an undertaking.
Section 1222 Project DOE Application/proposal Transmission The Secretary of Energy, acting through the Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) or the Western Area Power Administration (Western), has the authority to design, develop, construct, operate, own, or participate with other entities in designing, developing, constructing, operating, maintaining, or owning two types of projects: (1) Electric power transmission facilities and related facilities needed to upgrade existing transmission facilities owned by Southwestern or Western (42 U.S.C 16421(a)), or (2) New electric power transmission facilities and related facilities located within
Section 408 Permit USACE Alteration/modification of a federal project That the Secretary may, on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers, grant permission for the alteration or permanent occupation or use of any of the aforementioned public works when in the judgment of the Secretary such occupation or use will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of such work.
Service Line Agreement BIA Application by prospective transportation developers, utilities and adjoining landowners to access, cross or provide services and utilities on Indian lands Authorized rights of way and easements for access to and across Indian lands and to transport a variety of commodities including water, oil, gas, broadband, telephone service and electricity across and to Indian lands.
Site License BLM A site license is required of operators who are not the geothermal lease holder to operate the facility on the described land and determine rental fee. Renewable Energy Site License (no form)
Special Use Permit (BLM) BLM Split estates where BLM is the surface managing agency but does not own the subsurface mineral resource (the mineral estate was not reserved to the Federal government) Renewable Energy Special Use Permit (no form). In split estate where BLM is the surface management (the mineral estate was not reserved to the Federal government), a special use permit, usually, a rights of way (ROW) is required to occupy the surface. The drilling permit will be approved by the appropriate State agency.
Special Use Permit (FS) USFS Proposed activities impact Forest Service owned lands The Forest Service requires a special use permit for all uses and occupancies of National Forest System (NFS) lands with certain limited exceptions. The Agency's special-uses program authorizes uses on NFS land that provide a benefit to the general public and protect public and natural resource values. These uses cover a variety of activities ranging from individual private uses to large-scale commercial facilities and public services.
Special Use Permit (NOAA) The continued presence of commerical submarine cables on or within the submerged lands of any national marine sanctuary. Under section 310 of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. § 1441), the ONMS can issue a special use permit and collect fees for a limited number of activities that either “establish conditions of access to and use of any sanctuary resource” or “promote public use and understanding of a sanctuary resource.” Each of the seven categories for a special use permit must also meet four legislative “permit terms,” one of which is a finding that the project will not destroy, cause the loss of, or injure sanctuary resources.
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action State Agency
USCG Bridge Permit USCG Construction of bridges or causeways over or in any navigable river or other navigable water, and international bridges regardless of the waterway's navigability. Surface Transportation Federal law prohibits the construction or modification of any bridge across navigable waters of the United States unless first authorized by the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard approves the location, plans and navigational clearances of bridges through the issuance of bridge permits or bridge permit amendments.
Wild Scenic Rivers Act Determination/Coordination BLM Projects on national wild and scenic rivers, congressionally authorized study rivers, or upstream, downstream or on a tributary of such rivers. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act prohibits a federal agency from issuing a permit, license, loan, grant, or other assistance for an activity that would adversely affect the free-flow, water quality, or outstandingly remarkable river values of a national wild and scenic river. The river administering agency (BLM, FWS, NPS, or USFS) makes the determination about effects, and coordinates with proponents to achieve compliant projects.
Wind Energy Evaluation Lease --Indian Lands BIA Contract approved by the Secretary that authorizes possession of Indian land for a specific purpose and term. Renewable Energy Lease allows the possession of Indian land for wind energy evaluation in exchange for pre-defined royalties.
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