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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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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)- South Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting Agenda US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Mar 29 2012
Maine Wind Energy Development Assessement Report and Recommendations Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) Mar 29 2012
Offshore Virginia- Call for Information and Nominations (CFI) [Docket No. BOEM-2011-0093] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Mar 27 2012
Offshore Maryland- Call for Information and Nominations (CFI) [Docket No. BOEM-2011-0058] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Mar 26 2012
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Rhode Island Renewable Energy Task Force Webinar US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Mar 1 2012
Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities- Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas- Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)- Volume I: Chapters 1-8 US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Mar 1 2012
Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities- Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas- Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)- Volume II: Figures, Tables, Appendices, and Keyword Index US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Mar 1 2012
Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts- Announcement of Area Identification US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 24 2012
Rhode Island & Massachusetts Area Identification- Wind Energy Area (WEA) (with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Nautical Chart background) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 22 2012
Massachusetts Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Planning for Commercial Wind Leasing US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 21 2012
Wind Energy Planning Areas- Massachusetts to Virginia US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 10 2012
Offshore Massachusetts- Call for Information and Nominations (CFI) [Docket No. BOEM 2011-0097] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 6 2012
Offshore Massachusetts- Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) [Docket No. BOEM 2011-0116] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 6 2012
Offshore Maryland—Call for Information and Nominations (CFI) [Docket No. BOEM–2011–0058] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 3 2012
Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf [BOEM-2012-0006] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 3 2012
Notice of the Availability (NOA) of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)- Mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) [Docket No. BOEM 2011-0088] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 3 2012
Offshore Virginia- Call for Information and Nominations (CFI) [Docket No. BOEM-2011-0093] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 3 2012
Offshore New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia- Final Environmental Assessment (EA) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 1 2012
Notice of Proposed Grant Area and Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI) Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Proposal [Docket No. BOEM-2011-0023] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 21 2011
Wildlife Protection Laws and Offshore Wind Energy Development in the U.S. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Dec 14 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Environmental Review Process for Statoil's Proposed Project Offshore Maine US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting Agenda US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting- Updates, Overview, and Meeting Purpose US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Maine Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting Attendance List US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Dec 8 2011
Statoil North America Unsolicited Application for an Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Renewable Energy Commercial Lease Statoil North America Nov 30 2011
Offshore Electrical Cable Burial for Wind Farms: State of the Art, Standards and Guidance & Acceptable Burial Depths, Separation Distances and Sand Wave Effect US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Nov 28 2011
Letter in Support of American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act (H.R. 3307) Governors' Wind Energy Coalition Nov 15 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
References- Birds, Bats, Fish, Marine Mammals & Sea Turtles, Benthos & Plankton American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Nov 10 2011

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