Development of geothermal resources on Federal lands

hearing before the Subcommittee on Mines and Mining of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session, on H.R. 740 ... June 7, 1979.
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Geothermal resources -- Law and legislation -- United St
SeriesSerial - House, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs ; no. 96-14
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The first step in developing geothermal resources on Federal lands is to issue a lease for geothermal resources in a defined area. Leasing Federal geothermal resources confers on the lessee a right to future exploration and development of geothermal resources within the lease area.

geothermal resources on public lands: 1. The California Geothermal Resources Act ofand 2.

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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.

This page serves as a central point of reference and as a repository of reading material and information for the BLM’s geothermal program.

Resources included on this page are the following: information about geothermal energy projects, forms, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Geothermal Steam Act, the BLM’s geothermal Programmatic EIS, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.

@article{osti_, title = {Federal reservation of geothermal resources}, author = {Silver, R.M.}, abstractNote = {Union Oil had developed or was seeking to develop wells on the land in Sonoma County, California in order to produce geothermal steam for generating electricity.

The US Attorney General brought a quiet title action pursuant to 21(b) of the Geothermal Steam Act of to. The Bureau of Land Management offered overhectares (one million acres) for geothermal exploration and development inand figure is expected to double this year. The Energy Research and Development Administration hopes formegawatts of geothermal energy bywhich would require, leasing over million hectares (37 million acres) of land, at least half of which is.

In Decemberthe Federal Geothermal Steam Act of was enacted to provide Development of geothermal resources on Federal lands book leasing of federal lands for geothermal resources.1 Various Western states have enacted laws and adopted regulations relating to leasing of lands for development of geothermal resources and for supervision of operations on private lands within the state.2 Many articles, [28] popular and scientific, have been written about geothermal resources.

Development and Utilization of Geothermal Resources. development is the size of its contr ibution to n ational and. meters of land per GWh compared to a coal facility that uses. Inter-agency Coordination and Streamlining of Federal Permitting and Land Lease Processes One of the main constraints on geothermal project development is the ability to secure capital.

identify the location of actual geothermal resources. Wells are then drilled thousands of feet deep. The Geothermal Grant and Loan Program funds the development of geothermal resources with money from the state’s Geothermal Resources Development Account.

Thirty percent of the account funds come from royalty and lease payments made to the U.S. government by geothermal developers operating on federal land in California. the surface property underlain by the geothermal resources unless such rights have been otherwise reserved or conveyed.

However, nothing in this section shall divest the people or the state of any rights, title or interest they may have in geothermal resources.” ORS. •UT: “derives from an interest in land and not from an. Geothermal handbook: planning and financing power generation (English) Abstract.

Developing countries face multiple and complex challenges in securing affordable and reliable energy supplies to support sustainable economic development.

These challenges can be addressed by increased access to modern energy infrastructure, enhanced. Of the money generated by these leases, 50% would go to the state, 25% to the county where the specific project is located, and 25% to a federal fund dedicated to further geothermal power development.

Development of geothermal resources on Federal lands: hearing before the Subcommittee on Mines and Mining of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session, on H.R. to amend the Geothemal Steam Act of for the purpose of enhancing the development of geothermal resources situated beneath federal lands, June 7, The Geothermal Steam Act ofas amended, 30 U.S.C.

—, provides the authority for BLM to allow for the exploration, development, and utilization of geothermal resources on BLM-managed public lands, as well as geothermal resources on lands managed by other surface management agencies, such as the United States Forest Service.

Results of the decision by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California establish that the Federal government will be able to lease the right to drill geothermal wells and to construct geothermal power plants on lands patented to homesteaders without securing the consent of.

The BLM also published an amended plan for geothermal leasing in Western states that it says will reduce the time needed to develop geothermal power on government lands. "All but 10% of our geothermal resources are found on Federal lands and facilitating their leasing and development is crucial to supplying the secure, clean energy American homes and businesses need," Secretary of.

Environmental activists Ileene Anderson and Frazier Haney sur acres in the eastern Sierra Nevada that federal land managers have approved for development of geothermal energy production.

Geothermal Energy Leasing on BLM Managed Lands Geothermal Resource Council Pre-Meeting Workshop Septem U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Sean Hagerty, BLM CASO () exploration & development of geothermal resources.

An area of qualified Federal land that adjoins other land for which a qualified lessee holds a legal right to develop geothermal resources may be available for a noncompetitive lease under this section to the qualified lessee at the fair market value per acre, if— (i) the area of qualified Federal land— (I).


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one, overarching federal definition for geothermal resources: 43 CFR – “Geothermal steam and associated geothermal resources as, “(1) All products of geothermal processes, including indigenous steam, hot water, and hot brines; (2) Steam and other gases,hot water.

for geothermal resources in the Western United State, increased rapidly. The pace accelerated in late due tl'lhe rise in the price of energy. Energy demand and a fa\orable economic climate should sustain geothermal development in the future.

Federal and state lands. Geothermal energy, site specificity, and resource reserves.

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Federal land-use planning and the future of geothermal resources development in the US: an unfolding history. Some states manage their natural resources (i.e., forests) based strictly on profit maximization.

Is this the best way to manage natural resources. Yes, anytime profit can be made, that should be the type of management used. Yes, but only if more jobs are created than lost. The bill further allows for geothermal development on lands already leased for oil and gas development to allow the utilization of all available resources by an interested leaseholder.

Finally, this bill permits noncompetitive leasing on adjacent federal lands for geothermal energy production. Ninety percent of commercially viable US geothermal resources exist on federal lands and in Idaho alone the resource is estimated at MW – enough geothermal energy to heathomes.

H.R. would reduce regulatory approval waiting times for small exploratory wells from about 10 months to two months or less. Don’t say Say; Applicants may be granted a permit to prospect for geothermal resources on any federal lands except lands in the National Park System, unless the applicant holds valid existing rights to the geothermal resources on the National Park System lands listed in the application.

No federal law then authorized the exploitation of geothermal resources on public lands of the United States. The Department of the Interior had rejected both the General Mining Law of and the Mineral Leasing Act3 as a legal basis for exploring for or developing geothermal resources on public lands.4 The first geothermal leasing law.

The Purpose of the Awards Program is to promote and showcase the finest examples of responsible fluid minerals resource development on Federal, Indian Trust, and Federal split estate lands, and to recognize oil, gas, and geothermal operators and their partners who demonstrate leadership and creativity in reducing the impacts of energy development.

Get this from a library. Amending the Geothermal steam act of for the purpose of enhancing the development of geothermal resources situated beneath Federal lands: report to accompany H.R.

[United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.]. Developing Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands Data and Resources for Tribes. 2. Developing Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands 7 About the DOE Office of Indian Energy port the development of renewable energy resources on tribal lands.

Energy Resource Library.Renewable energy resources on Indian lands are similarly abundant.8 Several dozen tribes have lands suitable forwind power development,9 and a number of other tribes possess geothermal resources'o and opportunities for solar development." Biomass 5.

OFFICE OF NATURAL RESOURCES REVENUE, U.S. DEP'T. OF THE INTERIOR.Geothermal Program on Federal Lands in New Mexico. BLM New Mexico •Program is centralized in the Las Cruces District Office (LCDO) –But, may be 10% of the value of the geothermal resources if sold to a purchaser who will generate electricity.

Title: Geothermal Program on Federal Lands .