The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) sees public input as a critical component of the safe and responsible exploration and development of offshore resources. Public engagement and comment is solicited in our environmental review and regulatory programs for both oil and gas, and renewable energy proposals.
In addition to accepting public comments online, BOEM interacts with stakeholders and partners in state, local and tribal governments through task force meetings and small community meetings on specific issues, see the Calendar of Upcoming Events. We also publish an online newsletter and informative notes for stakeholders.
Visit the following links to find out how BOEM serves the public with outreach and tools for public engagement.