New York Bight
BOEM held the next New York Bight Task Force Meeting on November 28, 2018 in New York City at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Meeting materials and announcements are available at https://www.boem.gov/Task-Force-Meeting-November-2018/.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) hosted three public meetings in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts to discuss feedback received from a recently published Call for Information and Nominations (Call) for potential offshore wind energy leasing and development in the New York Bight. The meeting presentations may be found below:
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.
The comment period closed on July 30, 2018. All responses will be reported on http://www.regulations.gov.
Task Force Meetings
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