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9/16/2008--Introduced. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to give priority to the consideration of applications for permits and other authorizations required for renewable energy projects on federal public lands and to issue regulations that establish an expeditied process for the submission and consideration of such applications, including projects pending before the Department of the Interior.
Specifies the treatment of such projects with regard to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
Requires the Secretary to promptly identify federal public land under the Secretary's administrative jurisdiction that is suitable and feasible for renewable energy projects.