Guice Offshore notes that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding its second virtual Gulf of Mexico Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
Members of the public are invited to attend. There will be an opportunity for public questions and comments during specific times throughout the meeting.
- To register, click here: https://kearnswest.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Otecv7LjQ7uc7JxFSdpCuA
Established last year, the Task Force is a partnership between federal, state, and local agencies and Tribal governments tasked with coordinating renewable energy planning activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. It serves as a forum to discuss stakeholder issues, exchange data and information about ocean use and resources, and facilitate collaboration opportunities.
To catch up on the developments from a historical perspective, click here.
The purposes of the February 2, 2022 meeting are to identify potential areas that may be suitable for offshore renewable energy development in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and provide critical information to the offshore renewable energy development decision-making process. Specifically, this meeting aims to:
- Update the Task Force and stakeholders on recent activities.
- Discuss the Request For Information and Call Areas and solicit additional feedback on the Call Areas.
- Provide an overview of and seek in-depth feedback on the environmental review process.
- Discuss the Wind Energy Area process.
Additional meeting information, including an agenda and how to register, is available here: https://www.boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/gulf-mexico-gom-intergovernmental-renewable-energy-task-force
- Task Force Meeting Agenda
- Task Force Meeting Roster
- Gulf of Mexico Task Force State Memo
- Gulf of Mexico Task Force BOEM Charter
- Gulf of Mexico Questions and Answers
- Potential Offshore Wind Foundations
- The BOEM Renewable Energy Process
- About BOEM Fact Sheet
- Renewable Energy Fact Sheet
- Wind Energy Commercial Leasing Process
- A Citizen’s Guide to the BOEM Renewable Energy Authorization Process
- Regulatory Framework and Guidelines
- Offshore Wind in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Regional Economic
Modeling & Site-Specific Analyses
- Offshore Renewable Energy Technologies in the Gulf of Mexico
- Fisheries FAQ’s
The BOEM held its initial Gulf of Mexico Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on June 15, 2021. To view those meeting materials and video, along with the agenda, click here: https://www.boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/gulf-mexico-gom-intergovernmental-renewable-energy-task-force
The BOEM also hosted four, sector-specific Gulf of Mexico Fisheries workshops January 19-20, 2022. For more information, go to https://www.boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/gulf-mexico-fisheries-summit.
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The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.