On August 29, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Revolution Wind energy project offshore Rhode Island.
The Notice of Availability for the Revolution Wind environmental analysis published in the Federal Register on Sept. 2, opening a 45-day public comment period that ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Oct. 17.
BOEM will hold three in-person and two virtual public meetings, where the public can learn more about: the review process, the EIS schedule, potential impacts from the proposed project, and proposals to reduce potential impacts. There will also be an opportunity for participants to provide comments on the Draft EIS. The public meetings will be held on the following dates and times. All times are Eastern:
In-person public meetings:
- Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 at 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 at 5 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Virtual public meetings:
- Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 at 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Please register: https://forms.office.com/r/VWQ0DqQeGV
If the COVID-19 Community Levels reach ‘MEDIUM’ or ‘HIGH’, BOEM may elect to cancel in-person meetings and replace one or more meetings with a virtual meeting Updates on meeting status will be found on BOEM’s website.
Following the comment period, BOEM will analyze all comments received during the Draft EIS public comment period and prepare a Final EIS.
Additional information, including meeting registration and details on how to submit written comments can be found on BOEM’s webpage at https://www.boem.gov/revolution-wind and the Revolution Wind Draft EIS Virtual Meeting Room webpage at https://www.boem.gov/revolution-wind-deis-virtual-room.
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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.