On July 27, DoI signed an MoU announced it will “invite” the U.S. Coast Guard to serve as a cooperating agency for reviewing offshore renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf under the National Environmental Policy Act. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) will utilize the Coast Guard's maritime safety, security, mobility, and national defense expertise to aid its NEPA review. Under the terms of the MoU, BOEMRE also will invite the Coast Guard to participate in the bureau's yet-to-be-established State Renewable Energy Task Forces as well as collaborate with the Coast Guard on navigational risks assessments related to renewable energy projects in the OCS.