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Pacific Offshore Wind: Environmental Permitting (EUCI Forum)

July 13, 2022 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is moving steadily toward leasing for floating offshore wind along the west coast of the United States. With Wind Energy Areas already established in California, and draft Call Areas identified in Oregon, leasing is planned for Q3 of 2022 for California and Q3 of 2023 for Oregon. One of the major challenges facing this quickly emerging sector is the extensive permitting requirements and the imperfect information available to support agency decision-making.

This forum will bring leading experts to discuss all aspects of the BOEM leasing process and associated permits and consultations, along with an update on the state of the science of environmental effects of OSW, priority issues, adaptive management, and an update on technologies that will help monitor potential impacts.

Register now for this virtual forum where you will gain an understanding of the OSW sector on the West Coast and examine the myriad aspects of permitting and their impacts on the process of implementing Pacific Offshore Wind.

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Explore environmental review policies and processes for Pacific Offshore Wind Farm permitting
  • Examine BOEM processes and current POSW timelines
  • Identify agency, permit, and consultation requirements for offshore wind proposals
  • Review NEPA regulations and requirements for project implementation
  • Discuss the state-of-the-science in evaluating the environmental effects of OSW farms on offshore and land environments
  • Analyze strategies for successful monitoring
  • Appraise strategies for mitigating the impact of data gaps in environmental analyses
  • Evaluate the challenges and potential benefits of applying an adaptive management approach to offshore wind development
  • Assess developing technologies for environmental monitoring of proposed offshore wind sites
  • Demonstrate best practices and provisions for moving projects through the permitting process


July 13, 2022
8:45 am - 5:00 pm
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