New York Bight Proposed Lease Sale Update

Release Date

Dear Stakeholder:

On June 11, 2021, the Department of the Interior announced the Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) for offshore wind development in federal waters in the New York Bight. 

The PSN provides detailed information concerning the areas available for leasing, the proposed lease provisions and conditions, auction details (e.g., criteria for evaluating competing bids and award procedures) and lease execution.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is providing a few key updates on the New York Bight PSN as we progress through the leasing process. Specifically, this notice provides further information related to: 

  • Coordination with the Department of Defense.
  • BOEM’s Auction Seminar and Public Meeting.

Department of Defense (DoD)

DoD’s Military Aviation and Installation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) has been leading DoD’s review of the New York Bight Wind Energy Areas in support of BOEM’s efforts to deconflict the area.  In June 2021, the Clearinghouse provided an update to their December 15, 2020 assessment by providing feedback on lease areas proposed in the Hudson South Wind Energy Area.  In summary, the Clearinghouse has refined its analysis and indicated that a majority of the area that was initially designated as incompatible for wind energy development could be suitable for development with site-specific stipulations.  A more complete summary of the updated assessment can be found on our website here:  

Auction Seminar and Public Meeting

BOEM invites prospective bidders and the public to an upcoming seminar to be held as a webinar on July 30, 2021. The seminar will describe the auction format, explain the auction rules and demonstrate the auction process through meaningful examples. The auction seminar will also serve as a public meeting to provide an overview of BOEM’s renewable energy leasing process, as well as how the proposed lease areas were chosen, and discuss new lease stipulations that BOEM is considering in the proposed New York Bight auction.

Meeting Details 
New York Bight Auction Seminar
July 30, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please plan to arrive at the meeting or log in to the webinar 10-15 minutes early to register and/or test your connection. 

Additional meeting information will be available on our website at:

How to Provide Comments

Please provide any comments on the PSN by August 13, 2021. You may do so in one of the following ways:

  • Electronically: In the search box near the top of the web page, enter “BOEM-2021-0033” and click “search.” Follow the instructions to submit public comments.
  • Mail or other delivery service: Enclose your comments in an envelope addressed to “Comments on New York Bight PSN,” Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, VAM-OREP, Sterling, Virginia 20166.