United States Code

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§ 3001.
In this chapter:
Covered land
The term “covered land” means land that is—
Federal lands administered by the Secretary concerned; and
not excluded from the development of geothermal, solar, or wind energy under—
a land use plan; or
other Federal law.
Federal land
The term “Federal land” means—
public land as defined by section 103 of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1702); or
land of the National Forest System (as defined in section 1609(a) of title 16).
Land use plan
The term “land use plan” means—
for public land, a land use plan established under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.); and
for National Forest System land, a land management plan approved, amended, or revised under section 1604 of title 16.
Eligible project

The term “eligible project” means a project carried out on covered land that uses wind, solar, or geothermal energy to generate energy.


The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.

(Pub. L. 116–260, div. Z, title III, § 3101, Dec. 27, 2020, 134 Stat. 2513.)
cite as: 43 USC 3001