Comment Period Extended for SouthCoast Wind Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Release Date

On Feb. 13, 2023, BOEM announced the availability of a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed SouthCoast Wind wind energy project offshore Massachusetts. The DEIS was posted online and on Feb. 17, BOEM published the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, initiating the formal start of a 45-day public comment period, originally scheduled to end Apr. 3, 2023.

This comment period has now been extended by 15 calendar days. BOEM is extending the comment period based on requests from the public. BOEM will continue to receive public comments on the DEIS through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2023. Public comments and input are critical in informing BOEM's decision-making process. 

BOEM’s DEIS for the proposed SouthCoast Wind Offshore Wind Farm analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project as described in the SouthCoast Wind COP and the alternatives to the proposed plan for constructing and operating a wind energy facility offshore Massachusetts.

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We look forward to hearing from you.

-- BOEM --

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.