BOEM Invites Public To California Offshore Wind Meeting

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The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting the public to a California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on Sept. 17, during which offshore wind leasing will be discussed.

According to BOEM, the purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss the issuance of a Call for Information and Nominations on areas for potential leasing for offshore wind development – the next step in BOEM’s planning process for possible future leasing.

The meeting will be held at The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be an opportunity for public input, notes BOEM. Additional meeting information, including an agenda with remote attendance details, will be available here.

BOEM’s California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force, established in 2016, reflects a partnership between federal, state and local agencies, as well as tribal governments. BOEM is seeking to identify potential areas in federal waters offshore California that may be suitable for offshore renewable energy development, and the task force provides information to the decision-making process, the agency says.

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