The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding its second virtual Gulf of Mexico Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on February 2, 2022. 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.
The purposes of this 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.
Members of the public are invited to attend. There will be an opportunity for public questions and comments during specific times throughout the meeting.
Additional meeting information, including an agenda and how to register, is available at: https://www.boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/gulf-mexico-activities.
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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.