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Reported by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on 29 October 2018

BOEM to Hold Public Meetings for Proposed Offshore Wind Energy Facility

(Courtesy of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM))

In support of the President's America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) submitted by Deepwater Wind that would allow it to construct and operate up to 15 turbines, an electric service platform offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts and an export cable to East Hampton, New York.
Comments may be submitted until November 19, 2018 by either of the following two methods:
  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: In the entry titled “Enter Keyword or ID,” enter BOEM– 2018-0010, and then click “search.” Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view supporting and related materials available for this notice.
  • U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service. Send your comments and information to the following address:
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Office of Renewable Energy Programs
45600 Woodland Road (VAM-OREP)
Sterling, Virginia 20166

BOEM’s scoping process is intended to identify any important issues and potential alternatives for consideration in the Deepwater Wind COP EIS. Throughout the scoping process, there will be multiple opportunities to help BOEM determine significant resources (e.g. avian, marine mammals) and issues, impact-producing factors, reasonable alternatives, and potential mitigating measures to be analyzed in the EIS. During the public comment period, BOEM will hold three public scoping meetings to help inform BOEM’s environmental review.

New Bedford
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology East
836 South Rodney French Boulevard
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02744
Open House 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Narragansett Community Center
53 Mumford Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882
Open House 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A 6:00 p.m.

The project area is approximately 19 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island and 35 miles east of Montauk Point, New York.

BOEM’s environmental review of Deepwater Wind’s COP and related public meetings were first announced by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on October 17, 2018. Detailed information about the proposed wind energy facility, including the COP, can be found on BOEM’s website at:



Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Press release - BOEM to Hold Public Meetings for Proposed Offshore Wind Energy Facility. URL: [Date Accessed: 29/10/2018].

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