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 Missions & Activities Regulatory & Permitting  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) promotes energy independence, environmental protection and.

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2  Missions & Activities Regulatory & Permitting  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy resources.  Environmental Sciences  Research & Studies  Resource Evaluation  Leasing & Plans Key functions of BOEM  Develops Five Year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil & Natural Gas Leasing Program - overseeing assessments of oil, gas & other mineral resource potential of OCS; inventories oil & gas reserves; develops production projections; conducts economic evaluations ensuring receipt of fair market value for OCS leases;  Handles actual Oil & Gas Lease Sales, along with Marine Minerals negotiated agreements, official maps, and GIS data;  Responsible for offshore Renewable Energy Programs granting leases, easements, rights-of-way for orderly, safe, and environmentally responsible renewable energy development activities;  Conducts environmental reviews, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses and compliance documents for energy development planning. Analyses informs decisions on Five Year Program, conventional and renewable energy leasing and development activities. Scientists conduct, oversee environmental studies to inform policy decisions relating to management of energy and marine mineral resources on the OCS; and,  Manages oil & gas resource evaluations, environmental studies & assessments, leasing activities through three regional offices – Anchorage, New Orleans & Camarillo (CA) – including review of Exploration Plans & Development Operations & Coordination Documents, fair market value determinations, and geological & geophysical permitting.

3  BOEM Outreach

4   Routine engagements, activities  s every 2-to-3 weeks about BOEM and BSEE activities, events or recruitment opportunities  Phone calls routinely, as necessary, every 4-to-6 weeks  Invitations, in writing and verbally, to visit with us when in Anchorage  Discussion of potential G2G Consultations, meeting topics  Areas of interest, i.e., topical updates, heads-up on studies, research, hearings, events Connecting with Tribes...

5 T raditional K nowledge BOEM Alaska Region advocates for obtaining, using and inclusion of ‘Traditional Knowledge’ across all of our research and studies projects, programs and activities. Not only does it make sense, but it is critical to our missions. In more than 40 years and over 400 research projects and studies, scientists continue to affirm the significant impact and value of the input, insight and contributions provided by the Elders and the people.

6  Adding Value in our efforts

7 Management of offshore oil and gas resources is a sensitive issue -- perhaps more so in Alaska, with our pristine environment and vast mineral resources, than anywhere else. Issues are complex and the better all of us understand these issues, the better the resulting decisions are likely to be. In the interests of promoting understanding, the Alaska Region is committed to maintaining open and transparent communications with key shareholders -- particularly Alaska's Native organizations and Tribal Governments, which today carry on the traditions that have enriched Alaska since time immemorial. These ongoing efforts -- including community meetings, public hearings, public listening sessions, consultations, and other special activities are critical to the process of understanding and effective communications. We invite your interest, your comments, and your participation. Contact Michael Haller Tribal & Community Liaison BOEM Alaska OCS Region 3801 Centerpoint Dr. Ste. 500 Anchorage, AK Phone (907) Reaching Out Reaching Out…

8 Phone: (907) / Visit BOEM Alaska Region Community Outreach at: Centerpoint Drive, Suite 500 Anchorage, AK


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