New Jersey Activities
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:
Call for Information and Nominations
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (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.
There are two renewable energy projects underway offshore New Jersey. For more information please click on the links below:
BOEM has funded or considered numerous studies to collect information about the marine environment to support decisions concerning offshore renewable energy development. For more information, please visit: http://www.boem.gov/NJ-Environmental-Studies.
BOEM coordinates Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) renewable energy activities offshore New Jersey through its Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force, which is made up of representatives from federal, state, local and tribal governments. BOEM also coordinates public information meetings to help keep interested stakeholders updated on renewable energy milestones occurring offshore New Jersey. To obtain information discussed during these meetings click on the links below.
New York Bight
In support of the Administration’s priorities to advance domestic energy production, generate revenue, and increase job opportunities nationwide, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (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).
For more information, please visit: https://www.boem.gov/NY-Bight/
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