Today, at the HydroVision International conference in Louisville, Kentucky, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ("BOEM") and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") announced the publication of revised guidelines for potential marine and hydrokinetic ("MHK") developers interested in pursuing technology testing and commercial project development on the outer continental shelf (the "OCS").  The revised guidelines, organized in a question-and-answer format, were published "in order to clarify the jurisdictional responsibilities" of MHK developers on the OCS consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") signed between FERC and BOEM’s predecessor, the Minerals Management Service, on April 9, 2009.  That MOU set out the original agreement between the agencies over a jurisdictional overlap between FERC’s authority to license non-federal hydropower projects under the Federal Power Act and BOEM’s authority to issue leases on the OCS.