New York Bight

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New York Bight Task Force

BOEM invites you to an upcoming New York Bight Renewable Energy Intergovernmental Task Force on May 9, 2018, in Newark, NJ.   

The meeting will be held at the following location:  

Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel 
50 Park Place 
Newark, New Jersey, 07102


Additional meeting information including an agenda will be available shortly. 

Fisheries Meeting - NY Bight Discussion

In West Long Branch, New Jersey, BOEM is hosting a meeting on May 8, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm to:

  • Provide information about the NY Bight Call for Information process
  • Encourage comments on important fishing areas and traditional transit routes
  • Discuss status of other renewable energy and marine minerals activities

Draft Agenda

BOEM encourages attendees to RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LFL9HSR by May 4.  Although not required for entry, it does help ensure the room can accommodate everyone. Registration for the meeting will begin at 4:30 PM.


Overview

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 May 29, 2018. Comments and other submissions of information may be submitted by either of the following two methods:

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.


Task Force Meetings