Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement For The Cape Wind Energy Project

Release Date

BOEM is announcing the availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Cape Wind Energy Project. This supplement to the 2009 Final EIS has been prepared in response to a 2016 remand order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. Hopper, 827 F.3d 1077 (D.C. Cir. 2016).

The Final SEIS is available for review on the BOEM website at:

In the Final SEIS for the Cape Wind Energy Project, BOEM examines the available geological survey data, including the geotechnical data and reports submitted to BOEM since the 2009 Final EIS, and any other relevant material that relate to the adequacy of the seafloor to support wind turbines in the lease area. 

The Final SEIS also includes a summary of all the comments received on the Draft SEIS and BOEM's responses to those comments.

Stephen Boutwell
Office of Public Affairs - Renewable Energy 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Tel: 703-787-1531