Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit

Katherine Young, Aaron Levine

Research output: NRELPoster


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
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2014 Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Annual Meeting, 28 September-1 October 2014, Portland, Oregon

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-6A20-62621


  • best practices
  • BLM
  • database
  • geothermal
  • hydro
  • hydropower
  • lbrary
  • NEPA
  • NEPA
  • permitting
  • permitting atlas
  • rapid
  • regulatory
  • regulatory roadmap
  • renewable
  • solar
  • toolkit
  • transmission


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