As used in this part:
Applicant means a person or entity who is seeking a Federal authorization.
Director means the Director of Permitting and Siting in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability within DOE.
DOE means the U.S. Department of Energy.
Federal authorization means any authorization required under Federal law to site a transmission facility, including permits, special use authorizations, certifications, opinions, or other approvals. This term includes authorizations issued by Federal and non-Federal entities that are responsible for issuing authorizations under Federal law for a transmission facility.
FERC means the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
NEPA means the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321
et seq. )
Non-federal entity means Indian tribes, multistate entities, and State agencies.
Permitting entity means any Federal or non-Federal entity that is responsible for issuing Federal authorizations.
Request for coordination means a request to DOE for coordination of Federal authorizations under this part.
Requester means an applicant that is seeking DOE coordination of Federal authorizations under this part.
Single Environmental Review Document means the total material that the permitting entities develop—with the lead agency for preparing the NEPA document being primarily responsible—and that DOE shall assemble, along with any other material considered necessary and made available by DOE, in order to fulfill Federal obligations for preparing NEPA compliance documents and all other analyses required to comply with all environmental, cultural and historic preservation statutes and regulations under Federal law. This information shall be available to the applicant, all permitting entities, DOE, and all Indian tribes, multistate entities, and State agencies that have their own separate non-Federal permitting and environmental reviews.