New York Activities

 NYCall_4_4_2018t

What's New?

BOEM/State Stakeholder Meetings

In response to state interest, BOEM is collaborating with NJ and NY to hold additional fisheries outreach meetings.  The purpose of these meetings is to obtain input from the fishing industry and related stakeholders on high value fishing areas, use conflicts, and other considerations that can be incorporated into BOEM’s Area ID analysis and leasing considerations for areas in the NY Bight.  Stakeholders will be able to talk directly with BOEM and state staff and hear presentations focused on the process and fisheries analysis. 

Meeting Details

June 25, 2018 - Ocean City Rec Center, East 8th and Haven Ave., Ocean City, New Jersey
4:30 pm to 7 pm – presentations from 5 pm to 6pm and Poster Stations and Information Exchange from 6 pm to 7 pm.

July 9, 2018 - Belmar Twp. Municipal Bldg., 601 Main St., Belmar, New Jersey 
4:30 pm to 7 pm – presentations from 5 pm to 6pm and Poster Stations and Information Exchange from 6 pm to 7 pm.

July 10, 2018 - Stafford Twp. Municipal Bldg., 260 E. Bay Ave., Manahawkin, New Jersey 
4:30 pm to 7 pm – presentations from 5 pm to 6pm and Poster Stations and Information Exchange from 6 pm to 7 pm.

July 11, 2018 - Montauk Community Playhouse, 240 Edgemere St, Montauk, New York 
4:00 pm to 8 pm – presentations from 5 pm to 6pm and Poster Stations and Information Exchange from 6 pm to 8 pm.

July 12, 2018 - Shinnecock Commercial Fishing Dock Office, 333 Beach Road (aka Dune Road), Hampton Bays, New York (Located at the Shinnecock Fishing Station on the Hampton Bays side of the Shinnecock Inlet)
4:00 pm to 8 pm – presentations from 5 pm to 6pm and Poster Stations and Information Exchange from 6 pm to 8 pm.

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.

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:

  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.


Overview

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/


Environmental Studies

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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