Ocean Wind 1 NOA

June 24, 2022

On June 24, 2022, BOEM published a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Ocean Wind 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Ocean Wind, LLC’s Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore New Jersey. The NOA initiates a 45-day public comment period that ends August 8th, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

For more information regarding the virtual public hearing and the dates it will be held, refer here.

Reducing or Avoiding Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy on Fisheries

June 24, 2022

In July, BOEM will hold four public meetings in consultation with NFMS and affected coastal states to discuss draft guidance for ways to mitigate impacts from offshore wind projects on commercial and recreational fisheries and fishing.

Dates and meeting information can be found here.

BOEM Standardizes Process for Environmental Reviews of Offshore Wind Construction and Operations Plans

June 23, 2022

BOEM has standardized its process for identifying alternatives in its draft Evironemtnal Impact Statements (EISs) for all Offshore Wind Construction and Operations Plans (COPs) received from lessees.

More information on BOEM’s standardization process for the finalized document can be found here. The finalized document can be found on BOEM’s website here.

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