- What's New?
- Lease Assignment
- Site Assessment Plan
- Construction and Operations Plan
- Environmental Review
On August 3, 2022, BOEM announced the 15-day extension of the public comment period for the Ocean Wind 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Ocean Wind, LLC’s Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore New Jersey. The DEIS public comment period now ends at 11:59 p.m. eastern time on August 23, 2022.
On June 24, 2022, BOEM published a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Ocean Wind 1 DEIS for Ocean Wind, LLC's Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore New Jersey. The following documents are available for your viewing.
- Ocean Wind 1 DEIS Notice of Availability (BOEM-2022-0021)
- Ocean Wind 1 DEIS
- Ocean Wind 1 Construction and Operations Plan
- Scoping Summary Report
- Cumulative Historic Resources Visual Effects Analysis
The virtual public hearings were held on:
More information, including instructions for commenting, is available in the Virtual Meeting Room.
On December 8, 2020, Ocean Wind LLC submitted an application to BOEM to assign a portion of lease #OCS-A 0498 to Orsted North American Inc. BOEM approved the assignment on March 26, 2021. The lease area assigned to Orsted North America Inc. now carries the new lease number #OCS-A 0532. Orsted North America Inc.’s lease is subject to all terms and conditions of the original lease. Please find a copy of the assignment below:
On May 17, 2018, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approved the Site Assessment Plan (SAP) for Lease OCS-A 0498 (Ocean Wind LLC). The SAP approval allows for the installation and operation of two floating light and detection ranging buoys (FLIDARs) and one metocean/current buoy within the lease area. For additional information, please find the approved SAP and conditions of approval below:
The SAP was filed on September 15, 2017, with revisions filed in November 2017, January 2018, and February 2018.
Ocean Wind, LLC submitted its COP on August 15, 2019. BOEM will review the COP and approve, disapprove, or approve with modifications the proposed activities. An updated COP was submitted on March 13, 2020, September 24, 2020, March 24, 2021, December 10, 2021, and May 27, 2022.
Ocean Wind, LLC intends to develop, build, and operate a 1100 MW commercial offshore wind energy facility. The Ocean Wind 1 project would be in federal waters approximately 13 nautical miles (15 statute miles) southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
On March 30, 2021, BOEM published a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Ocean Wind Farm Project Offshore New Jersey. The following documents are available for your viewing.
- Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS (BOEM-2021-0024)
The Notice of Intent initiated a 30-day public comment period. During the public comment period, BOEM hosted three virtual scoping meetings where the public could learn more about the Construction and Operations Plan (COP), ask questions, and provide oral testimony. All three virtual public scoping meetings were recorded and can be found below, along with copies of the meeting presentations: