On July 9, 2008, the Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) issued proposed regulations for granting leases, easements and rights of way for alternative energy project activities and for alternative uses of existing facilities located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). For those who are less than excited at the prospect of wading through the 500+ page text of the proposed rules, my partner Cherise Oram and summer associate Chad Marriott (University of Oregon) have written an executive summary of the MMS’s Proposed Regulations Governing Development of Wind, Wave, Current, Solar and Other Alternative Energy Sources on the Outer Continental Shelf. Comments on the proposed rules must be submitted to MMS no later than Monday, Spetember 8, 2008.