You're Invited: BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting and Joint Pacific Fishery Management Council-BOEM Meeting

Release Date
02/17/2022
Contact(s)
Phone
(805) 312-2429

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is pleased to inform you of two upcoming virtual meetings to discuss ongoing offshore wind energy planning activities in Oregon. Details on both meetings are available on BOEM’s website at https://www.boem.gov/Oregon.

BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting

On Feb. 25, 2022, BOEM will host an Oregon Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force webinar.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  1. Provide an update to Task Force members on activities relevant to offshore wind energy, and
  2. Discuss area(s) for potential wind energy leasing (referred to as “Call Areas”) offshore Oregon.

As a reminder, the Task Force is an intergovernmental group. Task Force members include Federal, state, local, Tribal, and elected officials. Members of the public are invited to listen, and there will be two opportunities for public questions and comments after the morning and afternoon sessions.

To register for the Task Force meeting, go to: https://www.boem.gov/OregonTaskForceMeeting10.

Pacific Fishery Management Council - BOEM Meeting

On March 4, 2022, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) ad hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will host an online meeting to discuss the next steps in the authorization process for commercial offshore wind energy leasing.

In addition, BOEM representatives will provide an overview of potential “Call Areas” offshore Oregon, followed by discussion with the MPC and meeting participants.

This meeting is open to all interested parties, especially members of the fishing community, that operate in the Oregon offshore wind planning area.

Additional information and instructions for attending the meeting are available on the Pacific Council’s website at www.pcouncil.org.

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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.