2016 New York Public Meetings

On June 6, 2016, BOEM published an Environmental Assessment (EA) in the Federal Register for public comment. The EA considers potential impacts associated with issuing a lease, associated surveys, and approving the installation of resource assessment facilities (i.e., meteorological tower and/or buoys) in the New York Wind Energy Area.

EA Public Meetings

BOEM held public meetings in June to provide an overview of the EA findings and offer additional opportunities for public comment. The meetings were held at the following locations: Long Branch, NJ (June 20, 2016), Hempstead, NY (June 21, 201), Westhampton Beach, NY (June 22, 2016), Narragansett, RI (June 23, 2016), and New Bedford, MA (June 27, 2016). Please find the agenda and presentation for these meetings below.

Auction Seminar and Public Meeting

In addition to the EA meetings, BOEM hosted an auction seminar on June 29, 2016 in New York City to describe the auction format, explain the auction rules and demonstrate the auction process through meaningful examples. It was followed by a public meeting on BOEM’s planning and leasing efforts for wind energy development offshore New York offshore. Please find the agendas and presentations for these meetings below.