The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to maintaining an effective, consistent, transparent, and timely process for evaluating the impact of energy projects on its military test, training, and operational missions. This is the core responsibility of the DoD Siting Clearinghouse.
Created by DoD in 2010, and further shaped by Congress in the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, the Siting Clearinghouse provides a "one-stop-shop" for comprehensive, expedited evaluation of energy projects and their potential effect on DoD operations.
The Clearinghouse's formal review process applies to projects filed with the Secretary of Transportation, under section 44718 of title 49, U.S. Code (Federal Aviation Administration obstruction evaluation process), as well as other projects proposed for construction within military training routes or special use airspace, whether on private, State, or Federal property (such as Bureau of Land Management lands).
Protect DoD mission capabilities from incompatible development by collaborating with DoD Components and external stakeholders to prevent, minimize, or mitigate adverse impacts on military operations, readiness, and testing.