Siting, Leasing, & Permitting

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BOEM Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (North Carolina)

Source/Sponsor: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

On January 23, 2015, BOEM published an Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review and comment. BOEM carefully considered all comments received, and on September 17, 2015, made available a revised environmental assessment (EA) for the Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) offshore North Carolina. As a result of the analysis in the revised EA, BOEM issued a "Finding of No Significant Impact" (FONSI), which concluded that reasonably foreseeable environmental effects associated with the commercial wind lease issuance and related activities would not significantly impact the environment. 

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015
15 MB
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BOEM Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment (South Carolina)

Source/Sponsor: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

BOEM announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment for potential commercial wind leasing and site assessment activities on the Atlantic OCS offshore South Carolina.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2015
199 KB
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BOEM Call for Information and Nominations (South Carolina)

Source/Sponsor: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

The Call for Information and Nominations published by BOEM to gauge the offshore wind industry's interest in acquiring commercial wind leases off South Carolina.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2015
247 KB
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A Guide to State Management of Offshore Wind Energy in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Source/Sponsor: 
NOAA
Creator/Author: 
Environmental Law Institute
Description: 

This Guide summarizes some of the key context surrounding the efforts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia to support the sustainable development of offshore wind energy. It provides an overview of the states’ key legal authority, the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, and state priorities in offshore wind energy project review, including the categories of information needed to satisfy the various review processes.

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2 MB
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2013
Resource Type: 
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Multi-State:

U.S. Wind Commercial Lease for Renewable Energy Development OCS-A 0490

Source/Sponsor: 
BOEM
Creator/Author: 
BOEM
Description: 

The lease entered into by and between the United States of America acting through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, its authorized officer, and U.S. Wind.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014
3 MB
Resource Type: 
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Multi-State:

U.S. Wind Commercial Lease for Renewable Energy Development OCS-A 0489

Source/Sponsor: 
BOEM
Creator/Author: 
BOEM
Description: 

The lease entered into by and between the United States of America acting through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, its authorized officer, and U.S. Wind.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014
3 MB
Resource Type: 
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Multi-State:

Recommended Criteria and Process for the Evaluation and Selection of Offshore Wind Applications

Source/Sponsor: 
Maryland Public Service Commission Staff
Creator/Author: 
Levitan & Associates
Description: 

From the Introduction and Overview: "This report was prepared to make certain that the Commission's offshore wind procurement, evaluation, and selection process (i) is as fair, transparent, and workable as possible, (ii) leads to robust and competitive bids, and (iii) preserves the ratepayer protections defined in the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013."

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17 MB
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014
Resource Type: 
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Offshore Wind Energy Project Roadmap 2013

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Composites Alliance, Maine Wind Industry Initiative, and Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine
Creator/Author: 
Jeff Thaler
Description: 

Jeff Thaler of the University of Maine produced this roadmap on behalf of the Maine Composites Alliance, the Maine Wind Industry Initiative, and the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine. The entire permitting process for an offshore wind project in Maine is laid out, step-by-step. The roadmap includes all the relevent state level regulations, as well as the necessary federal level requirements. 

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726 KB
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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Town of Barnstable v Cape Wind Opinion

Source/Sponsor: 
United States District Court District of Massachusetts
Creator/Author: 
Richard Sterns
Description: 

Judge Sterns provides his opinion for dismissing the case of Town of Barnstable v. Ann Berwick, on 11th amendment grounds. The Plaintiffs failed to distinguish how their claim was different from previous claims that were dismissed. The opinion is based on previous decisions and makes no statement on the wind farm placement.

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532 KB
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 2, 2014
Resource Type: 
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FAA determination of No Hazard Upheld

Source/Sponsor: 
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Creator/Author: 
Kenneth Quinn, Jennifer Trock, Osama Hamdy, Robert James
Description: 

The DC Circuit Court upheld that the Cape Wind project would present no hazard as it pertains to the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA had previously declared the turbines would not have an effect on radar systems in 2011, and this ruling upheld that decision.

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986 KB
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Resource Type: 
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