Pacific Region Renewable Energy Program
||The President announced on April 22, 2009 that the Interior Department completed the Final Renewable Energy Framework (rulemaking process) to govern management of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Renewable Energy Program.
The final rule establishes a program to grant leases, easements and rights-of-way on the OCS for orderly, safe and environmentally responsible renewable energy development activities.
Key mandates for the BOEM OCS Renewable Energy Program include:
- Protection of the environment
- Coordination with affected State, local and tribal governments and Federal agencies;
- Fair return for use of OCS lands and
- Equitable sharing of revenue with States
BOEM OCS Renewable Energy Fact Sheet
Pacific Region State Activities
Renewable Energy Ocean Science Research
The Emerging Technologies Program is a research element within the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. The Program supports renewable energy research associated with Operational safety, engineering standards and pollution prevention.
Offshore Renewable Energy Resources and Technology
Pacific Renewable Energy Resource Maps
OCS Renewable Energy Reading Room
The documents and information below contain information regarding the work, issues, and consultations that led to the completion of BOEM’s renewable energy regulatory framework and implementation of the Renewable Energy Program:
- Final OCS Renewable Energy Framework (the final rule, updated October 2011 to reflect bureau reorganization, establishes a program to grant leases, easements, and rights-of-way for orderly, safe, and environmentally responsible renewable energy development activities, such as the siting and construction of offshore renewable energy generating facilities on the OCS.)