New York Activities
BOEM will hold the next New York Bight Task Force Meeting on November 28, 2018 in New York City at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Meeting materials and announcements, as they are developed, will be provided on this website.
On October 17, 2018, the Secretary of the Interior announced BOEM will publish a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) submitted by Deepwater Wind South Fork LLC. If approved, the COP would allow construction and operation of up to 15 turbines that connect via a transmission cable to a grid in East Hampton, New York - the east end of Long Island. The project is approximately 19 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. To learn more, go here: boem.gov/South-Fork.
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 efforts underway offshore New York. For more information about these efforts, 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/
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/New-York-Environmental-Studies/.
Task Force Meetings
BOEM coordinates Outer Continental Shelf renewable energy activities offshore New York with its federal, state, local, and tribal government partners through its Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force. To obtain information discussed during these meetings click on the links below.
Other Public Meetings
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