As a follow up to the very successful June 20th meeting at the Department of Interior in Washington, DC, COLT is planning an energy permitting meeting and reception with DOI the afternoon and evening of September 15th, and a COLT organizational meeting on September 16th. The meetings will be held at:
Radisson Hotel Phoenix City Center
3600 North 2nd Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Toll Free: 800.333.3333.
The energy permitting meeting on the afternoon of the 15th (from 2pm to 6pm) with DOI will be a follow up to our June 20th meeting at DOI HQ where we discussed administrative/agency delays in permitting of energy projects, in particular oil and gas. At the meeting on the 20th we presented a list of concerns and asked that the Regional Directors look at best practices from other Regions and requested these best practices be implemented nationally. We asked for a follow up meeting to continue making progress on these issues – please see letter attached.
The letter identified 5 issues to continue making progress on:
In addition to the list above, if there is something in your region being done well or not so well, please let us know and we will work to either advance the issue nationally or find a solution.
The evening of the 15th COLT is planning a reception (from 6pm to 730pm) for all the DOI and COLT members in attendance on the patio adjacent to the Hotel restaurant.
On the 16th (from 8am to 5pm) COLT will hold an organizational meeting. We will discuss the background and mission of COLT especially for prospective members, the incorporation of COLT, and drafting of articles and bylaws.