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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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Title Source/Sponsor Datesort ascending
Request for Interest (RFI) in Renewable Energy Leasing Offshore Maryland US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 14 2010
Overview of Minerals Management Service (MMS) Environmental Review Process US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 14 2010
Mitigation of Underwater Pile Driving Noise During Offshore Construction: Final Report US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jan 27 2010
Notice of Availability (NOA) of Revised Section 106 Finding for the Proposed Cape Wind Energy Project [Docket MMS-2010-OMM-0002] US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jan 25 2010
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Documentation of Section 106 Finding of Adverse Effect (Revised)- Cape Wind Energy Project US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jan 21 2010
Offshore Wind Development Potential and Possible Timetables on Virginia's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)- Minerals Management Service (MMS) Task Force Meeting Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC) Dec 8 2009
Request for Interest (RFI) Renewable Energy Leasing US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Dec 8 2009
Overview of Minerals Management Service (MMS) Environmental Review Process US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Dec 8 2009
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Virginia Task Force Meeting- Renewable Energy Uses of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Dec 8 2009
Overview of Minerals Management Service (MMS) Leasing Process US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Dec 8 2009
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Rhode Island Task Force Meeting- Renewable Energy Uses of the Outer Continental Shelf US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Nov 17 2009
Overview of Minerals Management Service (MMS) Leasing Process- MMS Rhode Island Task Force US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Nov 17 2009
Request for Interest (RFI) in Renewable Energy Leasing Offshore Rhode Island US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Nov 17 2009
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Rhode Island Task Force Meeting Attendance List US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Nov 17 2009
Lease of Submerged Lands for Alternative Energy Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (Lease #OCS-A-0473)- Fishermen's Energy (FERN) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Nov 1 2009
Lease of Submerged Lands for Alternative Energy Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) (Lease #OCS-A-0472)- Deepwater Wind US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Nov 1 2009
Lease of Submerged Lands for Alternative Energy Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Bluewater Wind [Lease Number OCS-A-0474] US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Nov 1 2009
Lease of Submerged Lands for Alternative Energy Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (Lease #OCS-A-0475)- Bluewater Wind US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Nov 1 2009
Recommendations for Decisions on Issuance of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Limited Leases Under the Interim Policy (IP) Offshore Delaware and New Jersey (May 2009) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Nov 1 2009
Renewable Energy Uses of the Outer Continental Shelf (OSC) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Oct 29 2009
Request for Interest (RFI) in Renewable Energy Leasing Offshore Delaware US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Oct 29 2009
Overview of Minerals Management Service (MMS) Environmental Review Process US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Oct 29 2009
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Delaware Task Force Meeting Attendance List US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Oct 29 2009
Overview of Minerals Management Service (MMS) Leasing Process US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Oct 29 2009
Comparative Study of Offshore Wind Turbine Generation (OWTG) Standards US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jun 29 2009
Executive Order 13547- Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes President Barack Obama Jun 19 2009
Issuance of Leases for Wind Resource Data Collection on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Delaware and New Jersey- Environmental Assessment (EA) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jun 4 2009
Policy Recommendations for Congressional and Executive Branch Leaders on Transmission and Offshore Wind Development Governors John Baldacci (ME); James Douglas (VT); John Lynch (NH); Deval Patrick (MA); Donald Carcieri (RI); David Paterson (NY); Jon Corzine (NJ); Jack Markell (DE); Martin O'Malley (MD); Timothy Kaine (VA) May 4 2009
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the US Department of Interior (DOI) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) US Department of Interior (DOI); Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Apr 9 2009
Determining Night-Time Distribution of Long-Tailed Ducks Using Satellite Telemetry US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 7 2009

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