On June 28, 2021, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it was conducting an environmental review of and seeking public input on a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) submitted by Vineyard Wind, LLC, for the Vineyard Wind South offshore wind project. The project’s name has since changed to New England Wind.
Today, BOEM is announcing an additional public comment period for the New England Wind project in response to potential changes in cable routing for the project.
BOEM will publish a “Notice of Additional Public Scoping and Name Change for the Vineyard Wind South Project Offshore Massachusetts Environmental Impact Statement” in the Federal Register on Nov. 22, 2021, which will initiate a 30-day public comment period.
Detailed information about the proposed wind energy project, including a revised COP that reflects the potential changes in cable routing, a pre-recorded virtual presentation highlighting the new information, and directions for how to comment, can be found on BOEM’s website at: www.boem.gov/New-England-Wind.
Public input is requested by 11:49 PM Eastern on Dec. 22, 2021.
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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.