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. We also publish a science and technology journal, Ocean Science, and our ongoing research notifications through Science Notes for stakeholders.
Submitting Comments on BOEM Regulatory Programs
BOEM solicits comments through Regulations.Gov. Using this site, you can find a complete list of BOEM Open Comment Documents. Once you locate a desired document that is open for comment, click the "Submit a Comment" link either on the Search Results screen or the actual Document Details screen. Once the "Submit a Comment" screen displays, enter any required fields, type or attach your comment, preview your comment, and click the "Submit" button.
The system gives the user 20 minutes to complete the comment form. If you need more time to submit your comment, be sure to continue your session when prompted; otherwise it will expire and your comment will not be submitted.