Renewable Energy and Alternative Uses of Existing Facilities on the OCS Law and Legal Definition

"The Renewable Energy and Alternative Uses of Existing Facilities on the OCS (REAU)" is the final rule issued by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) in 2009. The Bureau controls offshore wind farms, ocean energy, and solar development on the waters of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). This rule coordinates state, local, and tribal government efforts to develop offshore renewables, and addresses issues such as leasing, easements, safety, environmental monitoring, bonding, revenue sharing with states, and decommissioning.