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.
However, the Clearinghouse also provides informal reviews, when requested. This means that a developer of a renewable energy development or other energy project, a landowner, or a State, Indian tribal, or local official may request a preliminary determination in advance of the filing of an application with the Secretary of Transportation under 49 U.S.C. § 44718.
To request an informal review, please send the following information to the Siting Clearinghouse at DoDSitingClearinghouse@osd.mil.
|If your request for an informal review includes information that is proprietary or competition sensitive, we encourage you to mark the documents accordingly. Properly marked, your information will be protected and only used to assess potential impacts on military missions. If your request for an informal review includes information that is proprietary, you must mark the documents as "Proprietary," or “Business Sensitive”, to ensure that they are properly safeguarded upon receipt. Do not mark documents as “Confidential”, as that can be easily be mistaken for a national security classification. We will protect properly marked proprietary information under exemption to the Freedom of Information Act.|