The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has announced a public workshop to discuss the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Integrated Interagency Pre-Application Process (IIP) on electric grid transmission. The IIP is intended to provide a roadmap and encourage early coordination between electric grid transmission project proponents and permitting agencies on transmission projects. The IIP process, as proposed, is designed to improve interagency and intergovernmental coordination, to encourage early engagement with stakeholders, and to help ensure Project Proponents develop and submit accurate and complete information early in the project planning process. The public workshop will include a presentation describing the proposed rule and will allow for questions and comments about and on the rule.  

For the convenience of the public, the workshop will be held via webinar and conference call on March 22, 2016, beginning at 1:00 pm Eastern time. Registration information and electronic copies of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and the Federal Register Notice of the public meeting are available at /oe/downloads/notice-proposed-rulemaking-integrated-interagency-pre-application-process-iip-electric

More information about the IIP and the opportunity to provide public comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is available at