Finding of No Historic Properties Affected for the Issuance of Commercial Leases within the New Jersey Wind Energy Area.
The BOEM issued three interim policy leases; one to Deepwater Wind LLC, one to Bluewater Wind New Jersey Energy LLC and Fishermen's Energy of New Jersey LLC in November 2009. BOEM is awaiting the submission of project plans from the applicants.
The BOEM is working to coordinate through a task force with the federal, state, local and tribal governments. The goal of the task force is to facilitate intergovernmental communications regarding OCS renewable energy activities. Files from the first New Jersey Task Force meeting on November 24, 2009 are below:
Governor Chris Christie was sworn in as the new governor of New Jersey in January 2010. BOEM is coordinating with the new administration on the best path forward and subsequent task force meetings.
The BOEM received an unsolicited application for a commercial lease in January 2010.
The 2nd BOEM New Jersey Task force meeting was held on May 12, 2010 in Trenton, New Jersey. Files from the second task force meeting are below:
The 3rd BOEM New Jersey Task force meeting was held on November 19, 2010 in Trenton, New Jersey to discuss potential areas of interest for renewable energy development on the OCS offshore New Jersey. Files from the second task force meeting are below:
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.
The comment period for the New Jersey Call for Information and Nominations closed on June 6, 2011. A table showing the expressions of interest can be found below:
The comments are also available through regulations.gov by clicking here
The 4th BOEM New Jersey Renewable Energy Task force meeting was held on December 18, 2012 in Trenton, New Jersey The meeting agenda and presentations made at the meeting can be found below: