BOEM Extends Public Comment Period on Potential Development of Wind Lease Areas Offshore New York and New Jersey

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On Jan. 8, 2024, BOEM announced the availability of its Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft PEIS) for potential development of six wind lease areas offshore New York and New Jersey in an area known as the New York Bight. On Jan. 12, 2024, BOEM published a notice of availability of the Draft PEIS, opening a 45-day public comment period that ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Feb. 26, 2024.  

BOEM is extending the comment period until 11:59 p.m. ET on March 13 in response to requests from Tribal Nations and stakeholders.  

Detailed information about the Draft PEIS, including how to comment, can be found on BOEM's website.  

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The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.