Military Aviation and Installation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment

About the Military Aviation and Installation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse

In January 2011, Congress directed the establishment of the DoD Siting Clearinghouse in Section 358 of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, Public Law 111-383. In Section 183a of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, Public Law 115-91, the Clearinghouse was re-named the Military Aviation and Installation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse and its authority was codified in Title 10 of Chapter 7.

The DoD is supportive of renewable energy where it is compatible with DoD's mission to test, train, and operate. With the rapid expansion of alternative energy, the DoD is increasingly called upon to review the compatibility of proposed wind, solar, transmission, and other projects with military activities. The Clearinghouse provides a timely, transparent, and repeatable process that can evaluate potential impacts and explore mitigation options, while preserving the DoD mission through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Communication, early and often, is critical in ensuring timely resolution of concerns that support both developers and military.

Below are the Clearinghouse Board of Directors as chartered by the Deputy Secretary of Defense, all of which work together and act as one voice in response to proposed energy projects.

  • Department of the Army
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of the Air Force
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment (EI&E)
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America's Security Affairs
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness
  • DoD Test Resource Management Center
  • Joint Staff
  • Principle Deputy Director Test & Evaluation
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