California 2022 Task Force Meeting Five

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force (“Task Force”), established in 2016, reflects a partnership between federal, state, and local agencies, as well as Tribal governments. It serves as a forum to discuss issues and concerns; exchange data and information about biological and physical resources, ocean uses and priorities; and facilitate early and continual dialogue and collaboration opportunities.

The 5th meeting of the BOEM California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force was held on Friday, June 3rd, 2022. The half-day virtual meeting provided updates on offshore wind energy activities, information and discussion opportunities on the California Proposed Sale Notice, and next steps in the BOEM authorization process.

Task Force Roster
Task Force Presentation Slides
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9:00 am – 9:25 am

Webinar Instructions and Guidance Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jenna Tourjé-Maldonado, Kearns & West
Amanda Lefton, BOEM Director
Karen Douglas, Office of the Governor

BOEM Proposed Sale Notice (PSN)

9:25 am – 10:00 am

Offshore Wind Activities Update Overview of Proposed Sale Notice Proposed Bidding Credits and Auction Format Next Steps

Sara Guiltinan, BOEM

Marty Heinze, BOEM

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Task Force – Questions and Comments on the Proposed Sale Notice

Task Force Members

Jenna Tourjé-Maldonado, Kearns & West

Task Force Updates

10:20 am – 10:30 am

Assembly Bill 525 (Chiu, 2021) Update

Rhetta deMesa, California Energy Commission

10:30 am – 10:40 am

Tribal Governments Updates

Jana Ganion, Blue Lake Rancheria

Hank Brenard, Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria

10:40 am – 10:55 am



10:55 am – 11:00 am

Coastal Commission Federal Consistency Review

Holly Wyer, California Coastal Commission

11:00 am – 11:10 am

Pacific Port Access Route Study

Tyrone Conner, U.S. Coast Guard

11:10 am – 11:30 am

Other Task Force Updates Task Force – Questions and Discussions

Becky Ota, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Cliff Rechtschaffen, California Public Utilities Commission

Sophie Godfrey-McKee, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Task Force Members

Jenna Tourjé-Maldonado, Kearns & West

11:30 am – 11:35 am

Closing Remarks

Doug Boren, BOEM

Kourtney Vaccaro, California Energy Commission

11:35 am

Adjourn Task Force Meeting


11:40 am – 12:45 pm

Public Input Opportunity

Interested Members of the Public

Task Force Members

Jenna Tourjé-Maldonado, Kearns & West


Interested individuals are encouraged to provide input on the topics being considered and discussed by the Task Force.

Participants may provide input by clicking the “raise hand” icon to enter the queue. Those who wish to provide
verbal input will be given a 1-3-minute time amount depending on the number of anticipated speakers. The
queue of comments and questions will be moderated by the facilitator.

Written input may be submitted in advance of the meeting via email to Bushra Bangee (
with the subject line “6/3 BOEM California Task Force Public Input” by May 31, 2022.



Fact Sheet: BOEM Leasing Process


BOEM and the State of California are working together with stakeholders to identify and collect relevant data and information on existing ocean resources and uses to inform future decision-making for offshore wind leasing off California.