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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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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
Department of Energy Final Environmental Assessment - Fisherman's Atlantic City Windfarm Department of Energy 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
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
BOEM Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (North Carolina) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Sep 17 2015
EPA Clean Power Plan US EPA Aug 3 2015
National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study US Department of Energy Jul 30 2015
Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (Senate Bill 2012) US Senate Jul 22 2015
An Original Bill to Extend Certain Expired Tax Provisions US Senate Jul 21 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
BOEM Extension of Site Assessment Term in Nov., 2012 Bluewater Wind Delaware lease. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Oct 3 2014
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

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