Comment Period Extended on Oregon Draft Wind Energy Areas

Release Date

On August 15, 2023, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) identified two Draft Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) off the coast of Oregon and opened a 60-day public review and comment period on those WEAs.  In response to feedback from Oregon Tribes and stakeholders, BOEM has extended the comment period and will accept comments on the Draft WEAs through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

The Draft WEAs cover approximately 219,568 acres offshore southern Oregon with their closest points ranging from approximately 18 – 32 miles off the coast. A map of the two areas can be found on Oregon state activities page.

To view supporting documentation and to comment on the Draft Wind Energy Areas, go to BOEM-2023-0033

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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.