The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) invites you to the upcoming BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force (Task Force) meeting.
September 27, 2019
Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR 97232
In addition to providing an update on BOEM activities and an overview of the offshore renewable energy leasing process, BOEM and the State are engaging with the Task Force to begin offshore wind planning in southern Oregon where the wind resource is the strongest in the State. Members of the public are invited to attend.
Additional details, including meeting time, an agenda and remote attendance details, will become available on BOEM's website at https://www.boem.gov/Oregon/.
As a reminder, the Task Force is an intergovernmental group. Task Force members include federal, state and local agencies, tribal governments, and/or designated member representatives. Members of the public are invited to listen, and there will be an opportunity for a public question and answer session after the meeting.
BOEM maintains an Oregon Activities webpage at https://www.boem.gov/Oregon/. This site includes Task Force meeting summaries, as well as news and information for marine renewable energy projects in the OCS off the Oregon coast.
The Environmental Policy Act of 2005 added subsection to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCS Lands Act) (43 U.S.C. §1337(p)) that requires BOEM to provide for the coordination and consultation with the Governor of any state or the executive of any local government that may be affected by a renewable energy lease, easement or right-of-way on the OCS. The Task Force provides BOEM a means to fulfill this mandate in its consideration of potential renewable energy activities on the OCS offshore Oregon.