OWAP Webinar: DOI-BOEM Discussion on OSW Public Liaison Coordination

May 22, 2012 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This webinar, presented by CEG/CESA’s Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP), featured a discussion with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Department of Interior regarding their approach to providing effective public liaison and coordination on issues related to offshore wind energy.

The purpose of the webinar is for the Bureau and Department to provide a general overview of the structure of the offshore wind energy program, describe BOEM and DOI’s framework for implementing an effective public liaison and coordination function to consider and address major public issues related to the program (in contrast to proposed project-specific issues undergoing regulatory review), and identify points of contact for issues, both within BOEM and DOI.

The guest speakers included Ned Farquhar of DOI, Tommy Beaudreau, Director of BOEM, and Elizabeth Klein of DOI.