BOEM Energy and Natural Resources Roundtable – April 20, 2022

The Office of Advocacy will host a roundtable to discuss the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) request for comments on the Morro Bay Wind Energy Area Draft Environmental Assessment. On April 6, 2022, BOEM announced the availability of a draft environmental assessment for the Morro Bay Wind Energy Area located off the coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. The roundtable will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 2:30-3:30 PM (ET). Roundtable participation details will be provided upon receipt of an RSVP. RSVPs should be sent to

The purpose of the roundtable will be to gather specific small entity input and presentations on the request for comments. Parties interested in making oral presentations during the roundtable should indicate this in their RSVP.


2:30 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Introductory Remarks
Prianka Sharma, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy Elisabeth Newcomb, Regulatory Economist, Office of Advocacy

2:35 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Input from Interested Small Entity Stakeholders

Presentations made during this roundtable will not substitute for written comments directly from interested parties to BOEM. Advocacy strongly encourages those entities specifically interested in this assessment to provide both oral presentations during the roundtable, and written comments to the docket.

Roundtable meetings are open to all interested persons, with the exception of the press, in order to facilitate open and frank discussion about the impacts of Federal regulatory activities on small entities. Agendas and presentations are available to all, including the press. Anyone who wants to receive roundtable agendas or presentations, or to be included in the distribution list, should forward such requests to The purpose of these Roundtable meetings is to exchange opinions, facts and information and to obtain the attendees’ individual views and opinions regarding small entity concerns. The meetings are not intended to achieve or communicate any consensus positions of the attendees.

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