You Can Be Involved in Our Work
Public involvement is an important component of evaluating impacts of proposed actions. BOEM consults, coordinates, and collaborates with governmental entities and stakeholders to gather information for decision-makers on ways to make informed decisions and minimize impacts of activities on the OCS.
Ways to Participate
- Attend a public meeting to engage with subject matter experts at BOEM to help them better understand places and resources that are important
- Submit comments on environmental documents
- Provide input to the annual environmental studies planning process
BOEM is especially interested in collecting input through the NEPA process and hosts public meetings when preparing environmental assessments for decisions. Public comments help BOEM better understand the environment and potential impacts of proposed activities.
One well-supported comment is often more influential than a thousand form letters. Your input provides a clearer, more focused approach and helps determine what is important to consider. When crafting a comment, it may be helpful to consider these questions:
- How will you or the environment be affected?
- Are there any other environmental resources and impacting factors BOEM should consider?
- What measures would you propose to reduce or eliminate impacts?
- What resources, literature, GIS/maps, or other data should BOEM consider?
General information about public engagement at BOEM
Community meetings, public hearings, and other special activities to promote communication with key stakeholders, particularly Native organizations and Tribal Governments
Search BOEM’s published notices
Regional collaborative efforts for stakeholder, Tribal, and public engagement
Describes BOEM’s process for overseeing renewable energy projects and opportunities for public involvement