On August 10, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that assesses the potential impacts of the issuance of commercial and research leases within the nearly 800,000-acre wind energy areas of the New York Bight, and granting of rights-of-way and rights-of-use and easement in the region.
BOEM is holding two virtual public meetings regarding the EA. Due to ongoing storm impacts to the Northeast region, BOEM has rescheduled the virtual meeting originally planned for Tuesday, August 24 to Thursday, August 26. The new dates and times are as follows:
August 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern
August 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM Eastern [please note new date and time]
Participants who previously registered for the August 24 meeting do not need to re-register for the August 26 meeting date. We apologize for any inconvenience as a result of this change.
The draft EA, detailed information about the proposed leasing in the New York Bight, and how to comment, can be found on BOEM’s website at https://www.boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/new-york-bight.
We hope to see you there.
-- 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.