Genesis of a Federal/Non-Federal Planning Studyby John A. Johnson, US Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder City, NV, USA,
Abstract: This paper presents the course of action the Bureau of Reclamation undertook to develop an appropriate joint Federal/non-Federal planning process for a major pumped storage project. It describes the actions that were taken, from initially identifying potential participants to developing study goals and objectives that were acceptable to a heterogeneous group of organizations and interests. Finally, since a general policy for the inclusion of non-Federal entities as participants in a planning study is unique in Reclamation's history, the paper presents an analysis of the effectiveness of the new planning process that was developed, the issues that emerged, how they were resolved, and the lessons that were learned.
Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Bureau of Reclamation | Joints | Waste storage | Energy storage | Heterogeneity
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