Advocacy Comments on BOEM’s Renewable Energy Modernization Rule

On January 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published a proposed rule titled “Renewable Energy Modernization.” The proposed rule updates provisions related to leasing and development of offshore energy activities. On March 31, 2023, the Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) filed a public comment letter on the proposed rule and asked BOEM to ensure that any updates to the leasing process consider the impacts to all ocean users and in particular small businesses.

For more, read the public comment letter and fact sheet, which highlights Advocacy’s concerns and recommendations.

Additional comment letters to reference:

  1. Advocacy Comments on BOEM’s RFI for Reducing or Avoiding Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy on Fisheries
  2. Advocacy Comments on BOEM’s Environmental Assessment for the Morro Bay Offshore Wind Energy Area
  3. Advocacy Comments on BOEM’s Guidance for Mitigating the Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy Development

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