Book Review: Power Plant Permitting

Issue 1 and Volume 101.

Book Review: Power Plant Permitting

By Harold A. Frediani, Jr., P.gif., P.H., and Kimberly Masters Evans, P.gif.

Power Plant Permitting outlines a process for satisfying the myriad regulatory requirements for construction of any major power generation project. Two consulting engineers, who have dealt with environmental issues on more than 50 power projects and who have a combined 30 plus years` experience, put their real-life experience into this book.

This thin volume reads like a conversation the authors might have with an executive of a company about to embark on a power plant construction project. The topics addressed include: site selection, site characterization, plant design, construction impacts, operation impacts and permits. The book concludes with a note about permitting international power projects.

The authors cite many U.S. regulations but do not get hung up in the details in this overview treatment. The book is a practical “how to” aid to make sure nothing falls through the cracks during the permitting process.

Power Plant Permitting is available from PennWell Publishing Co., 1421 S. Sheridan Rd., Tulsa, OK 74112.