New York Activities

New York Bight Lease Areas

What’s New? 

On August 9, 2022, BOEM announced a 15-day extension of the public scoping period for the New York Bight Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for proposed wind energy development activities in the New York Bight. The PEIS public comment period now ends at 11:59 p.m. eastern time on August 30, 2022.   

On July 15, 2022, BOEM will published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a PEIS, which will analyze potential impacts from wind energy development activities in the NY Bight region. 

The following documents are available for your viewing. 

Efforts Underway

In January 2022, Secretary Haaland was joined by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and New York Governor Kathy Hochul to outline their shared vision for developing a robust offshore wind domestic supply chain that will deliver benefits to residents of New York and New Jersey and the surrounding region, including underserved communities. This collaboration will serve as a model for future engagement and establish the U.S. as a major player in the global offshore wind market. 

There are three renewable energy efforts underway offshore New York. 

Environmental Studies

BOEM has funded or considered numerous studies to collect information about the marine environment to support decisions concerning offshore renewable energy development. For more information, please visit http://www.boem.gov/New-York-Environmental-Studies/.

    Related Press Releases

    New York Bight 

    On Feb. 25, 2022, the Department of the Interior announced the results of the nation’s highest-grossing competitive offshore energy lease sale in history, including oil and gas lease sales, with the New York Bight offshore wind sale. These results are a major milestone towards achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of reaching 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030. The lease sale offered six lease areas totaling over 488,000 acres in the New York Bight for potential wind energy development and drew competitive winning bids from six companies totaling approximately $4.37 billion. To learn more: https://www.boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/new-york-bight

    Public Engagement

    BOEM coordinates Outer Continental Shelf renewable energy activities offshore New York with its federal, state, local, and tribal government partners through its intergovernmental renewable energy task force. To obtain information discussed during these meetings click on the links below.