NOIA Committees

NOIA operates under a formal committee structure which guarantees direct member involvement and serves to sharpen the focus of association activities.

  • FINANCE COMMITTEE
  • The Finance Committee monitors the financial activity and condition of the association. It reviews the association’s annual budget and recommends action to the Board of Directors. The committee ensures that appropriate investment practices, adequate accounting records and controls are maintained.
  • GEOLOGICAL & GEOPHYSICAL COMMITTEE
  • The Geological & Geophysical Committee Committee monitors and reports on seismic and related activities in the outer continental shelf. Members of the committee report on the status of litigation, permitting, and technology and recommend policies and direction for NOIA to promote G&G activities.
  • GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
  • The Government Affairs Committee coordinates NOIA’s activities on all government issues affecting the ocean industries. The Government Affairs Committee has a broad responsibility to monitor major governmental matters and to develop the association’s positions and strategies for legislation and regulation that affect industry and its operations. Government Affairs Committee also coordinates NOIA’s efforts with other business and industry organizations. Each NOIA member company has a representative on this committee.
  • HEALTH, SAFETY, SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
  • The Health, Safety, Security and Environment Committee helps direct NOIA’s environmental efforts through policy choices, organization and coordination of NOIA participation in lease sale environmental impact statement hearings and other government agencies’ rulemakings when questions of environmental concern are anticipated or raised.
  • LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY GROUP
  • NOIA’s Legislative Strategy Group (LSG) meets once a month and brings Washington Representatives from member companies together to share information, develop industry policies and implement coordinated strategies among NOIA and its allied trade associations. The LSG meetings also provide a forum for lawmakers, congressional staff and representatives from the administration to discuss and share with industry issues that are being considered for possible action. (LSG is not a formal committee.)
  • MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
  • NOIA’s effectiveness is predicated on its members, their numbers, interest groups and support. The focus, and goal, of the Membership Committee is to promote and maintain NOIA membership. The committee seeks to inform prospective members as to the need for and benefit from their participation in NOIA efforts.
  • OFFSHORE RENEWABLES COMMITTEE
  • The Offshore Renewables Committee monitors and reports on the status of renewable energy projects in the outer continental shelf. The committee promotes informational meetings and recommends offshore renewable policies to be advanced by NOIA. The task force also explores ways in which NOIA members can be involved in the development of offshore renewable energy projects.
  • PAC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  • The PAC Advisory Committee provides direction and guidance to the NOIA PAC and oversees PAC contribution activities and disbursements to candidates. The Committee is kept apprised of all pertinent Federal Election Commission guidelines and requirements while serving as a conduit for such information between the PAC and the general NOIA membership.
  • PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE
  • The Public Affairs and Education Committee helps NOIA achieve and maintain its goals of being the spokesman for the offshore industry and increasing the level of public knowledge about our industry through proactive media relations. The Public Affairs Committee supports NOIA’s direct and grassroots lobbying programs by focusing activities in districts and geographic regions where members of Congress can further our efforts to expand OCS development.
  • TECHNOLOGY POLICY COMMITTEE
  • The focus of the Technology Policy Committee is on government policy relative to technical systems that support the offshore industry. It is the mission of the committee to keep NOIA members informed of new developments and to influence appropriate government authorities to accommodate the technological requirements of the industry. The major program concerns are satellite radio navigation, data communications, oceanic remote sensing and maritime telecommunications regulatory activity. While satellite systems are of primary concern, terrestrial systems also are of interest.