Rescheduled BOEM Public Hearings and Reopened Comment Period on Wind Energy Facility Offshore Massachusetts

02-01-2019

Contacts: Solomon Odom
703 787-1659

On December 7, 2018, BOEM published a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) submitted by Vineyard Wind.

As many of you are aware, annual funding for the government expired on December 21, 2018. A lapse in funding meant that a number of government activities were postponed including five scheduled public hearings on the Vineyard Wind Draft EIS.

As a result, BOEM has rescheduled the public hearings and reopened the public comment period for the Vineyard Wind Draft EIS. Comments should be submitted no later than February 22, 2019. BOEM’s rescheduled public hearings will be held at the following locations:

February 11, 2019
Open House 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Presentation and Q&A 5:30 PM
Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

February 12, 2019
Open House 5 PM to 8 PM
Presentation and Q&A 6 PM
Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center
130 Center Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

February 13, 2019
Open House 5 PM to 8 PM
Presentation and Q&A 6 PM
Double Tree Hotel
Cape Cod Room
287 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA 02601

February 14, 2019
Open House 5 PM to 8 PM
Presentation and Q&A 6 PM
Fairfield Inn and Suites
Waypoint Event Center
185 MacArthur Drive
New Bedford, MA 02740

February 15, 2019
Open House 5 PM to 8 PM
Presentation and Q&A 6 PM
Narragansett Community Center
53 Mumford Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

More information about how to comment will be available on BOEM's website next week, https://www.boem.gov/Vineyard-Wind/.

The input received via this process will inform preparation of the Final EIS. The Draft EIS and detailed information about the proposed wind energy facility, including the COP, can be found on BOEM’s website at: https://www.boem.gov/Vineyard-Wind/.

Solomon Odom
Public Affairs Specialist
703 787-1659