Beveridge & Diamond

California and the World Ocean '06

Implementing the Vision for Ocean and Coastal Protection
September 19, 2006

California and the World Ocean '06
Karen M. Hansen & Peter J. Schaumberg
September 17-20, 2006
Hyatt Regency Long Beach, California
Contact: Karen M. Hansen at or Peter J. Schaumberg at

Karen M. Hansen and Peter J. Schaumberg  will co-present a paper at the California and the World Ocean '06 conference in Long Beach, California.  The presentation is entitled "New Rules for Development of Ocean Energy Resources" and will focus on the authority Congress recently provided to the Minerals Management Service, Department of the Interior, in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to facilitate renewable energy production on the outer continental shelf ("OCS"), such as wind, wave or tidal energy, and alternative uses of existing facilities on the OCS (such as using oil & gas platforms for fish farming).  The presentation will discuss the new statutory authority and the MMS rulemaking process underway to implement that authority, focusing on industry concerns regarding access, economic issues such as rents and royalties, and fair competition for the resources made available.

For more information, please contact Karen Hansen or Peter Schaumberg, or go to for additional information and to register.




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