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Tribal
Round Valley Indian Tribes
Cost/Benefit and Feasibility Analysis
An Assessment of the Feasibility of the Round Valley Fuel Stop & Convenience Store
Using the its proprietary economic model, the Center projected a month by month profit and loss analysis of financing, constructing, and operating a Round Valley Fuel Stop & Convenience Store. The Center also projected revenues based on a regional gas market analysis to determine the viability of the business enterprise.
Non-Profit
Red Lady Coalition
Environmental and Economic Damage Assessment
The Gunnison County Economy in the Twenty-First
The Center utilized input-output economic modeling to inventory and document the economic drivers of Gunnison County, Colorado for the purpose of quantifying the effect of amenity-based transactions on the Crested Butte economy.
Tribal
Ohkay Owingeh Indian Tribe of New Mexico
Public and Trust Land Valuation
Valuation and Negotiation of a Natural Gas Pipeline Easement
The Center provided easement valuation services for the Taos Mainline natural gas pipeline corridor where it crossed the Ohkay Owingeh Reservation. The Center also managed a complete assessment of the safety and integrity of the pipeline in high-traffic areas.
Private
Santa Fe Ski Basin Containment Commission
Cost/Benefit and Feasibility Analysis
The Economic Costs and Benefits of Expansion of the Santa Fe Ski Basin
This study calculated and evaluated the costs and benefits associated with a proposed expansion of the Santa Fe Ski Basin near Santa Fe, New Mexico
Private
Holland and Knight, LLP
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
A Plan to Achieve Tribal Ownership of the Boysen Bureau of Reclamation Hydroelectric Facility
This study documented the feasibility of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes assuming ownership of a U. S. Bureau of Reclamation reservoir located on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.
Private
ChevronTexaco Corporation
Environmental and Economic Damage Assessment
Studies of the ChevronTexaco Pipeline on the Isleta Indian Reservation in New Mexico
The Center conducted a comprehensive analysis of potential environmental hazards associated with a buried petroleum products pipeline linking El Paso, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Non-Profit
Colorado Horse Development Authority
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Modeling
The Economic Impact of the Equine Industry in Larimer County, Colorado
The Center utilized input-output economic modeling to document the economic and fiscal impacts of the equine industry in this rural county of Colorado.
Tribal
National Tribal Environmental Council
Environmental and Economic Damage Assessment
An Evaluation of the Economic Implications of the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission Recommendations
This work documented regional economic implications of the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission's recommendations to EPA. The Center also critiqued the Commission's analytical methods, addressing issues and concerns of special interest to American Indian Tribes.
Private
Washington Water Power
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Modeling
The Economic Relationships Between Washington Water Power and State and Local Government in Washington
The Center documented the economic and revenue effects on the state and local governments in Washington that could be attributable to the investor-owned Washington Water Power utility.
Non-Profit
Arid Lands Development Fund/Ramat Negev, Israel
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Modeling
National Environmental Policy Act Compliance for USDA Grant Programs
The Center prepared a detailed review of Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations and U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for NEPA compliance for a multi-year agriculture and solar energy technology transfer program.
Private
Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
A National Survey of Underground Electric Transmission Line Projects
The Center inventoried state and local regulatory policies related to underground power line installation, and reviewed pertinent case law throughout the United States.
Private
O'Connor Cavanaugh Law Firm of Phoenix Arizona
Public and Trust Land Valuation
Valuation of an Easement for a Natural Gas Pipeline
The Center calculated easement values and negotiated settlements with approximately 100 property owners on behalf of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and El Paso Natural Gas Company.
Private
Desert Research Institute
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Modeling
The Economic Importance of the Mojave Power Plant
This study quantified the economic importance (in terms of jobs, income, and tax revenue) attributable to Southern California Edison's Mojave Power Plant in Nevada. The Center documented the economic importance of the plant in the context of local, state, and regional economies in Arizona, Nevada and California.
Private
International Paper Corporation
Public and Trust Land Valuation
Valuation of Inter-State Fiber Optic Corridors and Rights of Way
The Center developed monetary values for various International Paper land holdings in six southeastern states.
Non-Profit
New Mexico Horsemen's Association
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Modeling
The Economic Importance of the Equine Industry in New Mexico
The Center documented the economic and tax revenue effects of horse breeding and racing enterprises in New Mexico. Presentations of the study were made before the New Mexico State Legislature.
Private
Bank of America and Wells Fargo Foundation
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Modeling
The New Mexico Economy and the Economic and Fiscal Importance of Indian Reservations
The Center developed a demographic and economic model as part of a comprehensive state-wide research effort documenting the economic and fiscal relationship between the State Government of New Mexico and the State's 22 Indian reservation economies.
Non-Profit
Western Nevada Development District
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Modeling
The Economic and Fiscal Importance of Four Indian Tribes in the State of Nevada
The Center for Applied Research managed a research effort which documented the economic and fiscal relationship between the State of Nevada and the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Walker River Paiute Tribe, and the Washoe Tribe.
Private
RPC Investment Group
Public and Trust Land Valuation
Valuation of a Proposed Electric Transmission Line Right of Way
The Center integrated an analysis of the need for a proposed transmission line in west Texas with a valuation of the right-of-way for a private property owner. The Center also prepared testimony in the case dealing with the condemnation and taking of the landowner's property and presented findings to the Texas Public Utilities Commission.
Non-Profit
The New Mexico Horsemen's Association
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Modeling
The Economic Future of the Horse Racing Industry in New Mexico
The Center documented the steady decline in popularity and loss of the market-share of live horse racing events to other gaming and entertainment choices in New Mexico, and offered an analysis of alternative futures that confront the industry.
Tribal
San Felipe Indian Tribe of New Mexico
Public and Trust Land Valuation
Valuation of Easements for Electric Transmission Lines and a Natural Gas Pipeline
The Center calculated easement values for electric and natural gas rights-of-way on the San Felipe Reservation and aided in the settlement negotiations between the Tribe and Public Service Company of New Mexico, and between the Tribe and New Mexico Gas Company.
Tribal
Round Valley Indian Tribes, Mendocino County, California
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
Integrated Resource Management Plan
The Center conducted a comprehensive planning effort with the Round Valley Indian Tribes to develop planning goals and objectives for their natural, cultural and human resources. The Center prepared an exhaustive inventory of existing resource conditions and planning issues and conducted a community survey to assess management priorities and concerns of the tribal community. Through a series of focus groups and management workshops, the planning goals and objectives were prepared for review by the Tribal Council. Existing plans such as the Forest Management Plan were incorporated into the IRMP and the Center is currently conducting a land use planning effort and community outreach as the final phase before the plan is submitted to Council for adoption.
Tribal
Pueblo de San Ildefonso, New Mexico
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
Integrated Resource Management Plan
The Center prepared an extensive resource inventory and facilitated the development of planning goals and objectives affecting the management of the Pueblo's natural and cultural resources. The Center provided community outreach programs to inform tribal members in concert with a community survey and presented the plan to the Tribal Council where it was unanimously adopted.
Local
Pitkin County Colorado, Board of County Commissioners
Public and Trust Land Valuation
Right of Way Negotiation for an Underground Electric Utility Transmission Line near Aspen, Colorado
The Center played a key role in the underground alignment of a controversial high voltage electric transmission line and the valuation of the right of way obtained by Holy Cross Electric. The Center reconciled and integrated Holy Cross' condemnation-based right of way valuation with the County's right of way appraised valuation, with assistance from West Terra Corporation.
State
Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
Implications of FERC Rulemaking Concerned with Deregulation
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Orders promoting wholesale competition in the electrical industry changed utility resource planning significantly. The Center analyzed the implications of FERC Orders relative to regional reliability and pricing of electricity. The Center also assisted the Colorado PUC in conducting a joint open meeting with the Wyoming Public Utilities Commission to evaluate the FERC Orders.
State
New Mexico Attorney General's Office
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
Electric Utility Restructuring in New Mexico
This analysis evaluated a number of industry restructuring proceedings convened by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission concerned with the potential impacts of retail and wholesale electrical service competition in New Mexico.
Non-Profit
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
An Analysis of Open Transmission Access
An issue brief was prepared for NARUC by the Center describing some of the possible impacts that could occur in the retail electricity market under electric utility deregulation.
State
Arizona Corporation Commission
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
Alternative Regulatory Mechanisms for Achieving Energy Conservation Objectives
This study included an inventory and analysis of the environmental and social programs being promoted by the Arizona Corporation Commission vis-ŗ-vis electric utilities in the state.
Local
City of Santa Fe
Public and Trust Land Valuation
Franchise Agreement Negotiation and Analysis of Municipalization Opportunities
The Center assisted the City of Santa Fe in its negotiations with Public Service of New Mexico for a new franchise agreement, and provided analysis and consultation regarding options the City had to acquire the electric company's distribution assets and establish a municipal utility.
Tribal
Isleta Indian Tribe of New Mexico
Public and Trust Land Valuation
Kansas Pipeline Company Gas Transmission Project
The Center prepared a valuation of easements for two 20 inch natural gas transmission pipelines in central New Mexico.
Tribal
Isleta Indian Tribe of New Mexico
Public and Trust Land Valuation
Siting Study for Tecton Natural Gas Exploration and Development LLC
The Center identified locations appropriate for exploration wells and gas pipeline installation on the Isleta Indian Reservation, and evaluated the terms of the Company's proposed leases.
State
State of Wyoming Governor's Office
Cost/Benefit and Feasibility Analysis
An Analysis of Coal Bed Methane Potential in the State of Wyoming
The availability and potential development of coal bed methane gas were analyzed for the Wyoming State Energy Office.
Local
Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
The Regional Economic Implications of Electric Utility Deregulation in California
The Center analyzed the economic impact in the West attributable to California's deregulation of retail electrical service.
Tribal
Pueblo of Isleta
Public and Trust Land Valuation
The Value of Rights-of-Way on Indian Trust Lands
In right of way negotiations with AT&T, Qwest, Pathnet, US West, Chevron, Diamond Shamrock, PNM, and others, the Center provided economic analysis and valuation services which established unprecedented levels of compensation for Indian tribes.
State
Carlsbad, NM Department of Development
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Modeling
Strategic Economic Development Plan: Carlsbad and Eddy County, New Mexico and the WIPP
The Center, with Tripp Umbach of Pittsburgh, prepared a Strategic Economic Development Action Plan for the City of Carlsbad and Eddy County under the U.S. Department of Energy's Community Transition Planning process. The Center was responsible for all demographic and economic analysis for the project, including projections of workforce, employment, output and other economic conditions over the planning period.
State
Arizona Department of Commerce
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Modeling
The Economic and Fiscal Importance of Indian Reservations in Arizona
The Center managed a research effort which documented the economic and fiscal relationship between the State of Arizona and 21 Indian reservations.
Tribal
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council
Cost/Benefit and Feasibility Analysis
Feasibility Analysis for a Proposed Regional Petroleum Enterprise
The Center prepared a detailed feasibility analysis related to the establishment of a new four-county regional petroleum enterprise in northern New Mexico.
Tribal
Jicarilla Apache Tribe of New Mexico
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
Forming a Jicarilla Apache Tribal Utility Authority
The Center established the Jicarilla Apache Tribe's Electrical Energy Development Program and the Jicarilla Tribal Utility Authority. The Center's work involved analyses of alternative tribal utility organizational structures, regulatory and jurisdictional issues, wholesale power purchases, capacity of Reservation distribution systems, possibilities for bulk power generation, and transmission access issues.
Tribal
Jicarilla Apache Tribe of New Mexico
Public and Trust Land Valuation
Pipeline Siting Study for the Tribal Utility and Amoco(BP)
The Center identified suitable alignments of water lines and gas lines to facilitate a tribal hydroelectric project and reconciled plans for a new water pipeline system with an existing Amoco(BP) natural gas pipeline system.
Local
Pitkin County Colorado, Board of County Commissioners
Public and Trust Land Valuation
Right of Way Valuation for a Natural Gas Pipeline near Aspen, Colorado
Supported by the Center's valuation and negotiation; Kinder-Morgan Pipeline Company, land owners, environmental advocates and the County reached agreement on the value of a right of way for a natural gas pipeline obtained through the exercise of eminent domain and condemnation.
Federal
U.S. Department of Commerce
Public and Trust Land Valuation
A Determination of the Economic Value of the National Marine Sanctuaries
The Center formulated economic values for six United States National Marine Sanctuaries in the Pacific Northwest and Atlantic Northeast, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Federal
U.S. Department of the Interior
Environmental and Economic Damage Assessment
The Economics of the Peabody Black Mesa-Kayenta Mine Complex in Arizona
Center staff were principal authors of the socioeconomic, socio-cultural and land use sections of an Environmental Impact Statement prepared by the U.S. Office of Surface Mining in connection with permit application of Peabody Coal Company in Arizona. This work required the development of a comprehensive demographic and economic model to portray the socioeconomic impacts attributable to the operation of Peabody's Black Mesa-Kayenta Mine Complex and coal slurry pipeline.
Federal
U.S. Department of the Interior
Environmental and Economic Damage Assessment
The Economic and Fiscal Impact of Coal Mining in King County, Washington
The Center prepared the socioeconomic, socio-cultural and land use sections of an Environmental Impact Statement prepared by the U.S. Office of Surface Mining in connection with a permit application for a coal mine in Washington state. This work included an assessment of the mine's impacts on a neighboring alderwood forest and local smoked salmon enterprises.
Federal
U.S. Department of Energy
Environmental and Economic Damage Assessment
An Assessment of the Goals and Recommendations of the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission
Selected energy efficiency and renewable energy programs were evaluated by the Center to determine their potential impact on the stated goals of the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission established by the EPA.
Federal
U.S. Department of Energy
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
Regional Transmission Groups in the Western United States
The Center conducted research and analysis documenting the development of regional transmission groups (RTGs) in the Western United States. The Center analyzed the legal and institutional features of RTGs and examined the possible changes in generation resource utilization that could result due to open transmission access in the Western grid.
Federal
U.S. Department of Energy
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
The Electric Utility Industry in the Western United States
The U.S. Department of Energy commissioned this comprehensive, state-by-state inventory of investor-owned, municipal and cooperative utilities in the Western U.S. The Center's inventory included key statistical information about the capacity, load and customer bases of utilities in fifteen western states.
Federal
U. S. Department of Energy
Cost/Benefit and Feasibility Analysis
The Feasibility of Renewable Energy Development on Indian Reservations
The Center provided financial and economic feasibility analysis and technical assistance to a designated group of American Indian tribes interested in producing and marketing renewable energy under provisions of the Energy Policy Act.
Federal
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
Energy Resource Planning: Opportunities for Partnerships
This study explored ways in which Indian tribes, as owners of important renewable and conventional energy resources and transmission rights-of-way, could develop partnerships with WAPA for mutual benefit. The Center organized and facilitated workshops for representatives of the Western Area Power Administration and energy resource-owning Indian tribes in the Colorado River Basin.
Federal
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
An Inventory of Conservation and Energy Efficient Technologies
The Center conducted a nationwide survey of public agencies utilizing renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and described their effects on energy consumption.
Federal
U.S. Department of Energy
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
Electric Resource Options for the Rocky Mountain West
This multi-year program evaluated the impact of conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy development in the western United States. Research focused on four primary stakeholder interests: 1) investor owned utilities; 2) public power interests; 3) regulatory bodies; and 4) renewable energy advocacy organizations.
Federal
U.S. Department of Energy
Energy and Natural Resource Development Planning
Consumer Preferences in a Deregulated Electric Utility Industry
This analysis identified the influence of customer preferences in expanding renewable based generation of electric service.
Federal
FEMA/Department of Homeland Security
Environmental and Economic Damage Assessment
The Economic Impact of the Cerro Grande Wildfire
The Center established a monetary value of business, financial and property losses caused by the Cerro Grande fire in northern New Mexico. The Center also helped prepare comprehensive re-development plans for affected property owners, counties and local government jurisdictions.
Federal
U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Modeling
Indian Tribes and the US Economy
To document the relationships between Indian reservations, state economies, and the US economy, the Center developed an inter-state economic model to characterize these flows of economic activity. The results of this work were presented in hearings before the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Federal
U.S. Department of the Interior
Environmental and Economic Damage Assessment
The Economic Impact of the Cerro Grande Wildfire in Northern New Mexico
The Center prepared a comprehensive economic damage assessment of the New Mexico Cerro Grande fire for the Assistant Secretary of the Interior. This report was used as a basis for a $400 million Congressional appropriation under the Cerro Grande Fire Assistance Act.
 
     
 
 
 
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