Atlantic_OCS_Wind_Energy_Areas

Atl_WEAs_06_07_12

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Office of Offshore Alternative Energy Programs
Title: Atl_WEAs_06_07_12
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Office of Offshore Alternative Energy Programs, Herndon, Virginia
Description:
Abstract:
Secretary Salazar announced the Department of the Interior's "Smart from the Start" initiative on November 23, 2010. As part of this initiative, a critical element is the identification of Wind Energy Areas (WEA) on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off the Atlantic coast. WEAs are offshore locations that appear most suitable for wind energy development. Secretary Salazar identified the WEAs on February 7, 2011 in a joint announcement with Secretary Chu of the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the National Strategic Work Plan for Offshore Wind. Data has been and will continue to be collected for these high priority areas to inform government and industry assessments and planning, allowing a more efficient process for permitting and siting responsible development. Requests for Interest (RFIs) and Calls for Information have been or will be issued for these new WEAs to support lease sale environmental assessments.
Purpose:
The Delaware RFI was published on April 26, 2010, and subsequently, the Delaware Notice of Proposed Lease Area and Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI) was published on January 26, 2011. The Delaware Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest (DNCI) was published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2011 under Docket ID: BOEM-2011-0008. These notices were developed in coordination with the BOEM Delaware Renewable Energy Task Force. The notices and associated materials are posted on the BOEM web site at the following URL: <http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/State-Activities/Delaware.aspx>

The Maryland RFI was published on November 9, 2010. The RFI and other materials related to the RFI are posted on the BOEM web site at the following URL: http://www.boem.gov/Maryland/
The Virginia Call for Information and Nominations was published in the Federal Register on February 3, 2012 under Docket ID: BOEM-2011-0093. This notice and associated materials is posted on the BOEM web site at the following URL: <http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/State-Activities/Virginia.aspx>

The New Jersey Call for Information and Nominations – Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore New Jersey was published in the Federal Register on April, 20, 2011 under Docket ID: BOEM-2011-0005. This notice and associated materials are posted on the BOEM web site at the following URL: <http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/State-Activities/New-Jersey.aspx>

The Rhode Island/Massachusetts Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI) for Commercial Renewable Energy Transmission on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Rhode Island, Notice of Proposed Grant Area and Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI) in the Area of the Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System Proposal will be published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2012 under Docket ID: BOEM-2012-0009: This notice and associated materials are posted on the BOEM web site at the following URL: <http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/State-Activities/Rhode-Island.aspx>

The Massachusetts Call for Information and Nominations for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Massachusetts was published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2012 under Docket ID: BOEM-2011-0097. BOEM announced the area identification under the Smart from the Start initiative toward responsible siting, leasing and construction of new projects by defining a Wind Energy Area (WEA) for off the coast of Massachusetts on May 30, 2012. These notices and associated materials are posted on the BOEM web site at the following URL:<http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/State-Activities/Massachusetts.aspx>
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Theme:
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RFI, Wind Energy Area, WEA, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy, Request for Interest, Request for Competitive Interest, RFCI, area of interest, proposed lease area, wind, Call for Information and Nominations, Call, BOEM
Theme_Keyword: Renewable Energy
Theme_Keyword: Alternative Energy
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Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword:
Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey, NJ, Delaware, DE, Maryland, MD, Virginia, VA
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Maryland
Place_Keyword: Delaware
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Access_Constraints: None. Public Domain.
Use_Constraints:
The data was developed within the U.S. Government; no proprietary rights may be attached to them nor may they be sold to the U.S. Government as part of any procurement of ADP products or services.
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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Office of Offshore Alternative Energy Programs
Contact_Address:
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Address: 381 Elden Street
Address: Mail Stop 4090
City: Herndon
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20170
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-787-1300
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120607
Metadata_Contact:
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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Office of Offshore Alternative Energy Programs
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City: Herndon
State_or_Province: Virginia
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