Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit

Katherine Young, Aaron Levine

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The Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit combines the former Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Database, and other resources into a Web-based tool that gives the regulatory and utility-scale geothermal developer communities rapid and easy access to permitting information. RAPID currently comprises five tools-Permitting Atlas, Regulatory Roadmap, Resource Library, NEPA Database, and Best Practices. A beta release of an additional tool, the Permitting Wizard, is scheduled for late 2014. Because of the huge amount of information involved, RAPID was developed in a wiki platform to allow industry and regulatory agencies to maintain the content in the future so that it continues to provide relevant and accurate information to users. In 2014, the content was expanded to include regulatory requirements for utility-scale solar and bulk transmission development projects. Going forward, development of the RAPID Toolkit will focus on expanding the capabilities of current tools, developing additional tools, including additional technologies, and continuing to increase stakeholder involvement.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2014
EventGeothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting - Geothermal: A Global Solution, GRC 2014 - Portland, United States
Duration: 28 Sep 20141 Oct 2014


ConferenceGeothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting - Geothermal: A Global Solution, GRC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © (2014) by the Geothermal Resources Council.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-6A20-61888


  • Best practices
  • BLM
  • Library
  • NEPA
  • NEPA database
  • Permitting
  • Permitting atlas
  • Regulatory
  • Regulatory roadmap
  • Toolkit


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