Monday, July 13, 2020
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Feds Push Expensive Offshore Windfarms for Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 3380 Views :: Energy

Dear Ocean Stakeholder,  August 8, 2013

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be in Honolulu, Hawaii next week to educate both our BOEM OCS Renewable Energy Task Force members and the public on offshore renewable energy technologies best suited for areas on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf, and the multi-faceted complexities of such marine-based energy systems. Due to high levels of interest, we are pleased to announce that we are making the two-day event available online.

The free two-day training session will include presentations by experts from the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Labotratory (NREL) on offshore wind and marine hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies and will also include technical expert panel discussions. For a copy of the final agenda, please click >>> here 

For more information on BOEM Pacific Region activities, please go to http://www.boem.gov/Pacific-Region/

Pacific Region

BOEM’s Pacific Region is responsible for managing the development of conventional (oil and natural gas) and renewable energy resources (wind, wave, ocean current) and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii in an environmentally and economically responsible way. The agency also manages the alternate use of existing oil and gas OCS facilities.

Pacific Region functions relative to these energy and mineral resources and uses include: lease management, plan administration, environmental science, environmental analysis, resource evaluation and economics.

The BOEM Pacific Region office is located in Camarillo, California.


windmills.jpg

HIGHLIGHTS

The Office of the Regional Director provides policy direction and management oversight for the performance of the full spectrum of responsibilities of the bureau in the Pacific Region, within the framework of applicable laws, regulations, delegations, directives and other guidelines.

The Office of the Environment is responsible for all aspects of the environmental program in the Region involving oil, gas, marine minerals, offshore renewable energy and alternate use of OCS facilities including planning and managing the Regional Environmental Studies Program, conducting environmental reviews and analyses and supporting the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) as it ensures operators comply with environmental requirements and protection measures.

  • The Environmental Sciences Section is responsible for providing the information needed to predict, assess and manage effects from offshore energy and marine mineral exploration, development and production activities on human, marine and coastal environments.
  • The Environmental Analysis Section is responsible for developing environmental documents under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (e.g., Categorical Exclusion Reviews, Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements) for proposed and ongoing OCS oil, gas and marine mineral activities, offshore renewable energy projects and alternate use of OCS facilities. The Section also coordinates environmental evaluation efforts with other agencies, including consultations under the Endangered Species Act and other environmental laws. In cooperation with BSEE, the Section ensures compliance with mitigations adopted through the NEPA process as well as environmental regulations.

The Office of Strategic Resources is responsible for providing management of existing oil and gas leases (including lease adjudication) and appropriate access to offshore energy and marine mineral resources through the leasing program, plan administration, resource evaluation, reserves estimation, geological and geophysical data acquisition and release and mapping services. The Office has the lead responsibility for the implementation of the Bureau's Renewable Energy Program and support for the National Ocean Policy and Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) on the west coast.

  • The Lease Management Section is responsible for providing energy and marine mineral lease opportunities, coordinating the review and analysis of leasing proposals (whether initiated by an applicant or by the bureau) and for coordination and administration of plans associated with exploration, development and production of energy and mineral resources on OCS leases; geological, geophysical and reservoir engineering analysis and evaluation of resources and reserves; managing the Financial Accountability and Risk Management (FARM) Program; and managing leases, including adjudication.
  • The Renewable Energy Section is responsible for working closely with states regarding offshore renewable energy development, coordinating BOEM state task forces currently in Oregon and Hawaii and reviewing renewable energy activities proposed offshore these states as well as California and Washington. Regional planning is coordinated with the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health and others to evaluate the potential benefits and impacts of renewable ocean energy projects. The section also coordinates and provides substantive support for CMSP. 

Announcements and Upcoming/Recent Events


Historical Data

REALITY:

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

808 State Update AM940

ABCDEFG Blog

ACA Signups Hawaii

ACCE

ALEC

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii

AMVETS-Hawaii

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust 

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii

DeedySupport.com

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

HIEC.Coop 

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube

HPACC

Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT