On April 29, 2020 BOEM received a Construction and Operation Plan (COP) from Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC for commercial wind lease OCS-A 0499. BOEM is currently review the COP.
Prior to April 8, 2021, this lease was part of OCA-A 0499. Detailed information about leasing actions before the partial assignment (i.e., segregation) of the lease can be found on the New Jersey Activities webpage under the Leasing History tab of the New Jersey Activities web page found in New Jersey Activities page.
On April 19, 2022: A segregation of lease OCS-A 0499 was completed, and the northern portion of OCS-A 0499 was retained by Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC and given a new lease number (OCS-A 0549). The southern portion retains the original lease number assigned by BOEM: OCS-A 0499. Lease OCS-A 0499 is commonly referred to as ASOW South or Atlantic Shores South and Lease OCS-A 0549 is commonly referred to as ASOW North or Atlantic Shores North for easier reference.
On March 17, 2016 BOEM received a request to extend the preliminary term for commercial lease OCS-A 0499, from March 1, 2017, to March 1, 2018. BOEM approved the request on June 10, 2016.
On January 29, 2018 BOEM received a second request to extend the preliminary term for commercial lease OCS-A 0499, from March 1, 2018, to March 1, 2019. BOEM approved the request on February 14, 2018.
On April 8, 2021, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approved the Site Assessment Plan (SAP) for Lease OCS-A 0499 (Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LL) submitted on December 8, 2019.
For additional information, please find the approved SAP and conditions of approval below: