BOEM is taking public comment on a Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mayflower Wind Energy project offshore Massachusetts. The following documents are available for viewing:
- Mayflower Wind Construction and Operations Plan (COP) and Appendices
The NOI published in the Federal Register on November 1, opening a 30-day comment period during which BOEM is seeking input to determine the scope of important resources and issues, potential impacts to the environment, reasonable alternatives, and mitigation measures to be analyzed in the EIS.
During the public comment, BOEM will hold three virtual public meetings where members of the public can learn more about the project, ask questions, and provide oral testimony.
BOEM’s virtual scoping meetings, which will follow a similar agenda, are planned for the following dates and times (Eastern):
Comments can be submitted in any of the following ways:
- During any of the virtual public meetings, you may provide oral testimony. BOEM will limit such testimony to five minutes per speaker. Any speaker who wishes to provide more information than the five minutes allowed is encouraged to do so as a written comment.
- In written form, delivered by mail or delivery service, enclosed in an envelope labeled, “Mayflower Wind Energy COP EIS” and addressed to Program Manager, Office of Renewable Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, Virginia 20166; or
- Through the regulations.gov web portal: Navigate to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. BOEM-2021-0062. Click on the “Comment Now!” button to the right of the document link. Enter your information and comment, then click “Submit.”
BOEM does not consider anonymous comments. Please include your name and address as part of your submittal. All comments submitted will be made part of the public record and will be posted publicly without change. Comments must be sent by or postmarked no later than 11:59 PM on December 1, 2021.