2023 Task Force Meeting Eleven

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) are convening a task force meeting on September 18, 2023. Webinar details are below:

September 18, 2023
9:00am – 2:00 pm Pacific Time
Public comment opportunities provided.


Agenda Topic
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8:45 am – 9:00 am

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Morning Session

9:00 am – 9:20 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kearns & West Facilitator
BOEM Director Elizabeth Klein
Oregon Governor’s Office

9:20 am – 9:40 am

Task Force Member Introductions

Kearns & West Facilitator

9:40 am – 9:45 am

Agenda Review,
Meeting Purpose, and Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)

Kearns & West Facilitator

9:45 am – 10:00 am

Overview of BOEM Oregon OSW Planning Efforts

  • Process and Timeline
  •  Call Areas Background

Jean Thurston-Keller, BOEM

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Draft Wind Energy Areas

  • BOEM-NCCOS Spatial Suitability Modeling Process
  • Next Steps in BOEM’s Authorization Process

James Morris, NCCOS
Jean Thurston-Keller, BOEM

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Oregon Visual Simulations Study

Jean Thurston-Keller, BOEM

Morning Session Adjourn

11:00 am – 11:15 am



11:15 am – 11:30 am

State of Oregon Governor's Office Update

Oregon Governor’s Office


11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Task Force Roundtable Q&A and Discussion

Task Force Members
Kearns & West Facilitator

12:30 pm – 12:40 pm

Action Items and Next Steps

  • Upcoming Public Meetings
  • How to Comment on Draft WEAs

BOEM Kearns & West Facilitator




12:40 pm – 12:50 pm

Closing Remarks

Oregon Governor’s Office

Afternoon Session Adjourn

1:05 pm - 1:30 pm pm

Public Opportunity for Clarifying Questions

Kearns & West Facilitator

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm* Opportunity for Public Comments
  • Court reporter will be provided to document verbal comments provided during the meeting.
Kearns & West Facilitator

Public Comment

* May be extended as needed.
Please use the chat box or the “raise hand” icon to enter the queue to ask clarifying questions or provide public comment.
To provide written comment on the Draft WEAs, please go to regulations.gov, docket number BOEM-2023-0033. BOEM will accept comments through 11:59 pm ET on October 16, 2023.

For more information on BOEM’s offshore wind energy activities in Oregon, visit www.boem.gov/Oregon or contact Jean Thurston-Keller (jean.thurston-keller@boem.gov, 805-384-6303) or Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) Marine Affairs Coordinator, Andy Lanier (andy.lanier@dlcd.oregon.gov, 503-206-2291).