Small Entity Energy Roundtable – February 28, 2023

The Office of Advocacy will host a small entity roundtable to discuss the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) proposed rule to update regulations concerning renewable energy activities. The purpose of the roundtable will be to gather specific small entity feedback on the proposed rule.  The roundtable will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 2 PM – 3:30 ET. Roundtable participation details will be provided upon receipt of an RSVP. RSVPs should be sent to Prianka Sharma at


I. Welcome and Introductions (2 PM – 2:05 PM)
Prianka Sharma, Assistant Chief Counsel, SBA Office of Advocacy
Dr. Elisabeth Newcomb, Regulatory Economist, SBA Office of Advocacy

II. Open Discussion (2:05 PM – 3 PM)

III. Adjourn (3 PM)

Roundtable meetings are open to all interested persons and are intended to facilitate an open and frank discussion about issues of interest to small business. These meetings are off the record and not intended for press purposes. Direct quotations of presenters or attendees may not be used without direct written approval of the person(s) making the statement. All press inquiries should be sent to Agendas and presentations are available to all.

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BOEM Renewable Energy Modernization

On January 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management published a proposed renewable energy modernization rule. BOEM’s regulations have not been updated since 2009. The proposed rule aims to address the modern renewable energy climate. BOEM states the rulemaking will streamline the leasing process. BOEM is proposing the following reforms among others:

  • Incremental funding of decommissioning accounts
  • Flexible survey submission requirements
  • Revised project verification procedures
  • Reform of the auction process
  • Clarity regarding safety requirements

Written comments are due by March 31, 2023.

Advocacy contact: Send an email to Prianka Sharma at or call at (202) 205-6938.

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