Under the 2007 BOEM Interim Policy for authorization of the installation of offshore data collection and technology testing facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), BOEM identified four proposed lease areas (PLAs) offshore Florida. One applicant, Florida Atlantic University Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center, has submitted an Interim Policy lease application for technology testing and resource assessment within three OCS blocks in PLA 1.
On May 9, 2012, BOEM held a public information meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The following presentations were given at that meeting:
To address the comments received during the 30-day comment period and consider additional activities associated with the proposed action, BOEM has revised the EA.