BOEM Extends Comment Period For Providing Feedback On Agency’s Proposed Path Forward For Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing On The Atlantic

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Contacts: Stephen Boutwell
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BOEM today announced the agency will now accept comments through July 5, 2018 regarding its proposed path forward for offshore renewable energy leasing on the Atlantic.

BOEM issued a Request for Feedback (RFF) in the Federal Register on April 6, 2018, seeking public input on its proposed path forward and factors affecting future renewable leasing offshore the Atlantic Coast. That notice originally had a comment period deadline of May 21, 2018.

As a result of stakeholder requests for an extension of the comment period, BOEM will be accepting comments on the RFF through July 5, 2018.  A Federal Register notice regarding the deadline change will be published in the near future.

Stakeholders should submit comments electronically or postmarked no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 5, 2018 via the following. 

  • Electronically: In the entry titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ search for BOEM-2018-0018.  Follow the instructions to submit public comments in response to this document.
  • Written Comments: In written form, delivered by hand or by mail, enclosed in an envelope labeled ‘‘Comments on Request for Feedback’’ to: 

Office of Renewable Energy Programs
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
45600 Woodland Road
Sterling, Virginia 20166

For more information on the RFF, please visit our website at