As part of the West Coast Governors Alliance (WCGA) on Ocean Health, a regional ocean partnership, Washington, Oregon and California have agreed to collaborate with the BOEM, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and other agencies to evaluate the potential benefits and impacts of renewable ocean energy projects off the West Coast. An additional goal is to develop the planning and regulatory structure for these activities.
The BOEM and Oregon are pursuing intergovernmental coordination and communication on OCS renewable energy through a task force that involves federal, state, local and tribal governments. The first task force meeting was held on March 31, 2011, in Portland, Oregon. Files from this meeting are below:
BOEM held the second Oregon task force meeting on August 1, 2011, in Portland, Oregon. The purpose of the meeting was to share information concerning data and mapping on the OCS. Files from this meeting are below:
BOEM held the third Oregon Task force meeting on April 12, 2012, in Portland, Oregon. The agenda and presentations are below:
BOEM held the fourth Oregon Task Force Meeting on September 24, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. Materials from this meeting are below: