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Sep 1, 2010 7:20 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Bromwich to Hold Community Forums on Gulf Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The head of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement will hold forums in Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana this month and get briefed on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and deep-water drilling. Michael R. Bromwich, the agency's director, will hold forums in Houston on Sept. 7, and in Biloxi, Miss., on Sept. 10. Another public forum will be held in Lafayette, La., later in the month. The date has not been announced.Bromwich will get briefed on drilling safety issues and the oil spill "caused by a defective BP PLC well. He will hear from academics, environmentalists and the oil and natural gas industry. The public can submit comments too.The BOEM is the new name for what was known as the Minerals Management Service.

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