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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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Recommended Practices for Design, Deployment, and Operation of Offshore Wind Turbines in the United States American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Sep 16 2012
References- Birds, Bats, Fish, Marine Mammals & Sea Turtles, Benthos & Plankton American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Nov 10 2011
Wildlife Protection Laws and Offshore Wind Energy Development in the U.S. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Dec 14 2011
Request for Renewable Energy Alternate Use Lease on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) near North Carolina Apex Wind Energy (Outer Banks Offshore Energy) Jul 14 2010
Maine Aqua Ventus Proposal Aqua Ventus Aug 30 2013
Unsolicited Right-of-Way (ROW) Grant Application for the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Project Atlantic Grid Development, LLC Aug 18 2011
Atlantic Wind Connection Public Opinion Poll- New Jersey Toplines Atlantic Wind Connection Oct 27 2011
Atlantic Wind Connection Public Opinion Poll New Jersey Analysis Atlantic Wind Connection Oct 27 2011
Atlantic Wind Connection Public Opinion Poll- Delaware Toplines Atlantic Wind Connection Oct 27 2011
Atlantic Wind Connection Delaware Poll Analysis Offshore Wind Generation Atlantic Wind Connection Oct 27 2011
Atlantic Wind Connection Public Opinion Poll- Maryland Toplines Atlantic Wind Connection Nov 14 2011
Atlantic Wind Connection Maryland Poll Analysis Offshore Wind Generation Atlantic Wind Connection Nov 14 2011
Atlantic Wind Connection's (AWC's) Petition for Declaratory Order [Docket No. EL 11-13-000] Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Companies Dec 20 2010
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 Contracts for Tourism Study on Block Island Wind Farm BOEM Feb 2 2017
BOEM Reassignment of Delaware Lease BOEM Dec 20 2016
BOEM Finalizes North Carolina Offshore Lease BOEM Oct 2 2017
Review of Terms and Conditions for Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Ocean Energy Boston Pacific Company, Inc. Apr 12 2012
Cape Wind Fact Sheet Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 1 2013
New York offshore wind lease sale announced Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Oct 27 2016
BOEM Call for Nominations to Lease Rights to Build New York Offshore Wind Projects Bureau of Ocean Energy Management May 28 2014
Notice of NYPA Request for Offshore Wind Power Lease Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jan 4 2013
BOEM Awards North Carolina Competitive Lease Sale Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Mar 17 2017
Proposed Sale Notice for Leases Offshore New Jersey Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jul 21 2014
Rhode Island and Massachusetts Leasing Area Proposed Sale Notice Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 1 2012
Final Sale Notice of Wind Energy Area Leases Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 1 2013
BOEM Commercial Wind Energy Lease with Bluewater Wind Delaware Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Nov 16 2012
Response to Comments and Explanation of Changes to Sale Notice Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jul 25 2013
BOEM Extension of Site Assessment Term in Nov., 2012 Bluewater Wind Delaware lease. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Oct 3 2014

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