New York Bight
As a result of stakeholder requests for an extension of the comment period, BOEM will be accepting comments on the Call for Information and Nominations through July 30, 2018. A Federal Register notice regarding the deadline change will be published in the near future.
In support of the Administration’s priorities to advance domestic energy production, generate revenue, and increase job opportunities nationwide, BOEM is moving forward with wind energy planning efforts on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the New York Bight region, which represents an area of shallow waters between Long Island (to the north and east) and the New Jersey coast (to the south and west).
The four Call Areas include 222 whole OCS blocks and 172 partial blocks and comprise approximately 2,047 square nautical miles (nmi) (702,192 hectares).
Call for Information and Nominations
BOEM published a Call for Information and Nominations (Call) on April 11, 2018 to obtain nominations from companies interested in commercial wind energy leases within the proposed area in the New York Bight. This region represents an area of shallow waters between Long Island (to the north and east) and the New Jersey coast (to the south and west).
In addition to nominations, BOEM seeks public input on the potential for wind energy development in the Call Area. This includes site conditions, resources, and multiple uses in close proximity to, or within, the Call Areas that would be relevant to BOEM’s review of any nominations submitted, as well as BOEM’s subsequent decision whether to offer all or part of the Call Areas for commercial wind leasing.
How to Comment on the NY Bight Call for Information and Nominations
BOEM will accept nominations and comments until July 30, 2018. Comments and other submissions of information may be submitted by either of the following two methods:
- Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled “Enter Keyword or ID,” enter BOEM– 2018-0004, and then click “search.” Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view supporting and related materials available for this notice.
- U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service. Send your comments and information to the following address:
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Office of Renewable Energy Programs
45600 Woodland Road (VAM-OREP)
Sterling, Virginia 20166
All responses will be reported on http://www.regulations.gov.
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