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FY22-23 Priority Goals

Facilitating Safe and Environmentally Responsible Offshore Wind Energy Development

Predictable leasing and efficient permitting is needed to accelerate the safe and environmentally responsible deployment of offshore wind facilities that increase clean energy sources for the American people while building a domestic supply chain and creating thousands of American jobs. By September 30, 2023, the Department of the Interior will complete plan reviews and environmental analyses for projects capable of cumulatively generating 14.8 gigawatts (GW) of commercial offshore wind energy capacity and hold 5 renewable energy lease sales to support the national goal of deploying 30 GWs of offshore wind capacity by 2030.

Improve Tribal Land into Trust Processing

Indian Affairs (IA) in coordination with the Office of the Solicitor (SOL) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will reduce the amount of time required to process land into trust applications. By September 30, 2023, the coordination of IA, SOL, and BLM activities will reduce the average time of processing land into trust applications from 985 days to 365 days in order to better meet the principles and guidelines established in the Indian Reorganization Act and reaffirmed in the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

Water Conservations and Supply Enhancement

Increase water conservation capacity to help achieve a more sustainable water supply and to address impacts of drought in the western United States. By September 30, 2023, the Bureau of Reclamation will facilitate water conservation capacity of 55,236 acre-feet to help reduce the impact of drought.