Notice of Availability an Draft Environmental Assessment for Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia (Mid-Atlantic Regional Draft EA)

Docket ID: BOEM-2011-0053
Agency: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
BOEMRE has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) considering the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of issuing renewable energy leases (which includes reasonably foreseeable site characterization activities - geophysical, geotechnical, archeological, and biological surveys - on those leases) in identified Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) offshore New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The draft EA also considers the reasonably foreseeable consequences associated with the approval of site assessment activities (including the installation and operation of meteorological towers and buoys) on the leaseholds that may be issued. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the draft EA for review and comment. Public comments on the draft EA will be considered in the preparation of the final EA and determination of whether a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate.
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Nonrulemaking

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 11, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 07/12/2011
ID: BOEM-2011-0053-0001

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