The Office of Indian Energy and the Indian Legal Program (ILP) at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University are co-hosting a two-day conference November 21-22 on the legal issues and considerations for developing renewable energy projects in Indian Country. Speakers from the federal and private sectors will present on the following topics:
- Federal Indian laws and regulations on leasing, right-of-ways, including the HEARTH Act and Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
- National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act
- State jurisdiction and taxation
- Transmission, including the power marketing authorities and legal authorities at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- Contracting considerations for leases, development agreements, and power purchase agreements
- Corporate structures and project ownership.
The conference will take place Thursday, November 21, from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday, November 22 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This activity may qualify for up to 10 General Continuing Legal Education and at least 1.5 Ethics/Professional Responsibility Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) for the State Bar of Arizona. New Mexico MCLE board approval is pending.
- Early registration rate deadline extended to Nov. 14: $350
- On-Site Registration Rate: $500
- Special ILP Alumni Rate (before Nov. 14 – 25th ILP Anniversary Special!): $300
- Elected Tribal Leaders: Free, but advance registration required. Call Darlene Lester at 480-965-7715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona State University
Memorial Union, Turquoise Ballroom MU 220
Tempe, AZ 85281