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The US federal government maintains jurisdiction over offshore wind resources on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which begins 3 nautical miles from shore. Federal agencies play multiple roles in siting, leasing, and permitting; technology research and development; and, financing and infrastructure development.

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Statoil Unsolicited Lease Requests for Offshore Massachusetts US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Apr 17 2017
Cape Wind Draft Supplemental EIS Available for Comment BOEM Mar 30 2017
BOEM Publishes Study of the Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on Commercial Fishing BOEM Mar 29 2017
BOEM Awards North Carolina Competitive Lease Sale Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Mar 17 2017
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo Letter to BOEM Regarding the NY Wind Energy Area State of Rhode Island Mar 2 2017
BOEM Contracts for Tourism Study on Block Island Wind Farm BOEM Feb 2 2017
Unsolicited Lease Request for Offshore New York US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 30 2016
PNE Wind USA Unsolicited Lease Request Offshore Massachusetts US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 30 2016
Interior Department Auctions Over 79,000 acres offshore New York for Wind Energy Development US Department of Interior Dec 16 2016
Federal Leasing for Offshore Wind Grows U.S. Energy Information Administration Dec 2 2016
New York offshore wind lease sale announced Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Oct 27 2016
Marine Wildlife Survey Results from BOEM and MassCEC Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mass Clean Energy Center Oct 25 2016
U.S. Releases Plan to Help Facilitate Development of the Offshore Wind Industry Departments of Energy and Interior Sep 9 2016
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility V. Abigail Hopper, US BOEM US Court of Appeals Jul 6 2016
Federal Court rules BOEM noncompliance with NEPA in Cape Wind project North American Windpower Jul 6 2016
DOI Proposes New York Offshore Wind Lease Sale U.S. Department of the Interior Jun 2 2016
Milestone Reached for Commercial Wind Energy Development Offshore North Carolina U.S. Department of the Interior Apr 26 2016
BOEM Approves Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Mar 24 2016
BOEM Reviews Proposal for Wind Energy Project Offshore California Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Mar 21 2016
BOEM Accepts Lease Request for Hawaii Offshore Wind Project US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Mar 8 2016
Benthic Habitat Mapping and Assessment in the Wilmington-East Wind Energy Call Area U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jan 13 2016
Department of Energy Final Environmental Assessment - Fisherman's Atlantic City Windfarm Department of Energy Dec 31 2015
Combining the Grand Strand Call Area with Wilmington East and Wilmington West Wind Energy Areas US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 31 2015
Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2015 Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Doris Matsui Dec 11 2015
American Clean Energy Investment Act of 2015 Sens. Sanders, Berkley and Markey Dec 8 2015
Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (AMAPPS) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 1 2015
BOEM Call for Information and Nominations (South Carolina) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Nov 23 2015
BOEM Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment (South Carolina) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Nov 23 2015
BOEM awards 2 commercial WEA leases off New Jersey coast Department of Interior Nov 9 2015
White House Summit on Offshore Wind The White House Sep 28 2015

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