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12/06/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2018 09:33

Notice: Change in Venue: Local Informational Forum on Offshore Wind Planning in California

12-06-2018

Contacts: John Romero
805-384-6324

Please be advised that the venue for the California Offshore Wind Planning Informational Forum on December 13, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm has been changed to:

The Monday Club of San Luis Obispo
1815 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

The U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will share information on current planning activities for possible offshore wind development along the California coast during the public information meeting.

BOEM published a Call for Information and Nominations (Call) on October 19, 2018 to solicit public input on the potential for offshore wind energy development within three Call Areas: two in central California and one in northern California. BOEM also seeks to obtain nominations and industry interest in commercial wind energy leases in these Call Areas.

At the meeting, BOEM will discuss how the public can comment on the Call, the planning timeline, and additional opportunities for public participation. BOEM will provide a demonstration of the California Offshore Wind Energy Gateway, a web-based spatial planning tool being used by BOEM and the State of California to collect and share information on offshore uses and resources to inform decision making. In addition, the public will have the opportunity to provide input and ask questions of state agency representatives and other BOEM California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force (Task Force) members.

More information on the Task Force can be found at https://www.boem.gov/California/.