REMINDER: Public Meetings on Draft Environmental Review of Future Development of Wind Lease Areas Offshore New York and New Jersey

Release Date

On Jan. 8, 2024, BOEM announced the availability of its Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft PEIS) for potential development of six wind lease areas offshore New York and New Jersey, in an area known as the New York Bight. On Jan. 12, 2024, BOEM published a notice of availability of the Draft PEIS, opening a 45-day public comment period that ends on 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Feb. 26, 2024. BOEM has scheduled five public meetings (three in-person and two virtual) during the comment period. The input received during the comment period will inform the Final PEIS.  

Please join us for the upcoming in-person and virtual public meetings, held on the dates and times indicated below. All times are Eastern

In-person public meetings:  

These meetings will follow an informal, open-house style format. After checking in at the registration desk, attendees can visit stations to view project information posters staffed by BOEM subject matter experts. Attendees can also view pre-recorded video presentations providing information on the environmental review process and an overview of the Draft PEIS that will be played continuously from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.   

The goal of these meetings is to share information and answer questions from the public. During the meetings, attendees can submit formal public comments for the record on laptops to, via handwritten comment cards, or by individually recording oral comments.  

Pre-registration is recommended and available through this page.  

  • Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, The Marketplace, MacLean Campus Center, 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Stony Brook University, Bauman Center for Leadership and Service, Benedict D013, Room C029, 200 Circle Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790
  • Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Clarion Hotel Toms River, 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755

Virtual public meetings:  

During each virtual meeting, BOEM will provide an overview presentation, after which members of the public may submit questions and make formal oral public statements for the record. Registration is required; see registration links below. 

More information about the public meetings and detailed information about the Draft PEIS, including how to comment, can be found on BOEM's website

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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.