The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold an online work session that is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Friday, March 4, 2022 starting at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and ending at 5 p.m. or when business has been completed.
Purpose of the meeting
The primary purpose of this online meeting is to discuss the next steps in the authorization process for commercial offshore wind energy leasing, including a description of proposed offshore wind (OSW) planning Call Area(s) off the Oregon Coast and to solicit public comment. This meeting will include representatives from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), who will provide a presentation on the proposed Call Area(s), followed by discussion with the MPC and meeting participants. The meeting is open to all interested parties with a primary audience focus of fishery sector participants and stakeholders that operate in Oregon, particularly in the Oregon offshore wind planning area (see www.boem.gov/OR_PlanningArea_NOAAChart ). The proposed Call Area(s) are scheduled to be presented at the February 25, 2022, meeting of the BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force (Task Force) meeting (see www.boem.gov/Oregon for meeting information). This MPC meeting follows the Task Force meeting, with the objective of continued outreach and engagement. BOEM may schedule or be invited to participate in additional sector-specific meetings to continue outreach and engagement efforts related to OSW planning activities. The meeting agenda and instructions on attending the meeting will be available on the Pacific Council’s website in advance of the meeting.
March 4, 2022 Agenda (updated 03/03/2022; 3:00 pm)
Proposed Call Areas Offshore Oregon Waypoints (Excel File)
Additional resources available by visiting: http://www.boem.gov/Oregon
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.
If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 409.