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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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National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study US Department of Energy Jul 30 2015
Assessment of Offshore Wind System Design, Safety, and Operation Standards US Department of Energy Jul 20 2015
Carper-Collins Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act: Providing incentive tax credits to the first movers in the offshore wind industry Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) Jul 9 2015
BOEM Issues First Wind Energy Research Lease Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Apr 8 2015
Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States Department of Energy Mar 12 2015
Proposed Sale Notice for Leases Offshore New Jersey Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jul 21 2014
Aqua Ventus Project Overview University of Maine Jun 18 2014
Proposed Sale Notice BOEM-MA Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 18 2014
BOEM Call for Nominations to Lease Rights to Build New York Offshore Wind Projects Bureau of Ocean Energy Management May 28 2014
Town of Barnstable v Cape Wind Opinion United States District Court District of Massachusetts May 2 2014
FAA determination of No Hazard Upheld Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Jan 29 2014
Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM Massachusetts Wind Energy Area National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dec 1 2013
Statoil Patent Waiver US Department of Energy Nov 25 2013
Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis US Department of Energy Oct 17 2013
U.S. OFFSHORE WIND PORT READINESS US Department of Energy Oct 16 2013
Assessment of New Jersey Offshore Wind Leasing Areas National Renewable Energy Laboratory Oct 1 2013
Assessment of Vessel Requirements for the U.S. Offshore Wind Sector US Department of Energy Sep 24 2013
Maine Aqua Ventus Proposal Aqua Ventus Aug 30 2013
Cape Wind Fact Sheet Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 1 2013
Cape Wind Fact Sheet Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 1 2013
Lease Auction Results Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jul 31 2013
Response to Comments and Explanation of Changes to Sale Notice Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jul 25 2013
Final Sale Notice of Wind Energy Area Leases Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 1 2013
Analysis of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the Rhode Island/Massachusetts Wind Energy Areas National Renewable Energy Laboratory Apr 1 2013
Final NRDC Comment on NYPA Unsolicited Lease Request National Resources Defense Council Mar 5 2013
Governor's Letter to BOEM Concerning Rhode Island's Involvement in Auction State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation Jan 31 2013
Notice of NYPA Request for Offshore Wind Power Lease Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jan 4 2013
Rhode Island and Massachusetts Leasing Area Proposed Sale Notice Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 1 2012
Cape Wind Final EIS U.S. Department of Energy Dec 1 2012
Strategy for Renewable Energy US Department of Navy (DON) Oct 25 2012

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