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Promoting renewable energy by advancing the development of geothermal resources (Brown, Honeyford)

Advances the development of geothermal resources by improving policies relating to: (1) The publication of data on geothermal resources; (2) Geothermal resources exploration; (3) Permitting processes for geothermal power facilities; and (4) Research.

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY 1ST SUBSTITUTE ON ORIGINAL
(1) Removes the findings section. (2) Removes the qualifier "state-owned lands" from operator drilling bonding requirements. (3) Requires DNR to accept a surety or security arrangement covering more than one well if proposed by an operator. (4) Removes the modification to EFSEC requirements.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6350&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)