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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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Federal Resources

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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
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
Combining the Grand Strand Call Area with Wilmington East and Wilmington West Wind Energy Areas US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 31 2015
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
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
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
Baseline Bioacoustics Characterization for Offshore Renewable Energy Development Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jan 1 2015

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