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Public Forum on Offshore Drilling in Anchorage Thursday

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM), Director Michael R. Bromwich kicked off a series of fact-finding forums in New Orleans, La. on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.  The forums are designed to collect information and views about deepwater drilling safety reforms, well containment, and oil spill response, which Director Bromwich will consider in evaluating whether to recommend any modifications to the scope or duration of the deepwater drilling suspensions announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on July 12, 2010. 

During these forums, Director Bromwich will be briefed by panels of experts from academia, the environmental community, and the oil and gas industry on technical issues related to deepwater drilling and workplace safety, well containment, and oil spill response.  The forums also will provide an opportunity for input from federal, state and local leaders on these same issues.

The forums will be open to the public.  Members of the public will be encouraged to submit comment via forms provided at the forums, by mail or online.

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About the Forums

New Orleans, Louisiana
When: August 4, 2010
Doors open at 8 AM, event begins at 9 AM
Where: Tulane University, McAlister Auditorium
Materials

Mobile, Alabama
When: August 10, 2010
Doors open at 8 AM, event begins at 9 AM
Where: The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel
Materials

Pensacola, Florida
When: August 11, 2010
Doors open at 8 AM, event begins at 9 AM
Where: New World Landing
Materials

Santa Barbara, California
When: August 24, 2010
Doors open at 8 AM, event begins at 9 AM
Where: Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort

Anchorage, Alaska

When: August 26, 2010

Doors open at 7 AM, event begins at 8 AM

Where: Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center


Houston, Texas
When: To Be Determined

Biloxi, Mississippi
When: To Be Determined

Layfayette, Louisiana
When: To Be Determined





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