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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/Sponsorsort descending Date
U.S. OFFSHORE WIND POWER: AN INDUSTRY IN MOTION Kleinman Center for Energy Policy: University of Pennsylvania Aug 1 2018
Tilting At Windmills: The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Industry Kleinman Center for Energy Policy: University of Pennsylvania Oct 2 2017
Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative Request for Commercial Lease on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Long Island, New York Long Island- New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative Sep 8 2011
Long-Term Contracting for Offshore Wind Energy and Tidal Projects- Request for Comments on Non-Confidential Term Sheet [Docket No. 2010-235] Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Aug 29 2012
Long-Term Contracting for Offshore Wind Energy and Tidal Projects- Order on Rate Impact Limitation Provision [Docket No. 2010-235] Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Sep 28 2010
Visualization Study for Offshore North Carolina Mangi Environmental Group; TJ Boyle Associates, LPES, Inc. Aug 2 2012
Approximate Overlay of Maryland's Offshore Wind Energy Request for Interest (RFI) Area, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Data and Developer Interest Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Mar 22 2011
Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Request for Interest (RFI) Area Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Nov 10 2010
Maryland's Stakeholder Outreach and the MMS Offshore Wind Energy Task Force Draft Request for Interest (RFI) Area Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Jul 14 2010
Approximate Overlay of Maryland's Offshore Wind Energy Request for Interest (RFI) Area, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Data and Developer Interest Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Nov 9 2010
Structural Integrity of Offshore Wind Turbines- Oversight of Design, Fabrication, and Installation National Academies, Transportation Research Board (TRB) Apr 25 2011
MarineCadastre.gov National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Coastal Services Center (CSC); US Bureau of Energy Management (BOEM)
Offshore Wind Energy Issues National Park Service (NPS) May 11 2011
Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Strategies to Reduce the Cost of Offshore Wind Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Jul 1 2013
Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sep 1 2010
Assessment of New Jersey Offshore Wind Leasing Areas National Renewable Energy Laboratory Oct 1 2013
Analysis of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the Rhode Island/Massachusetts Wind Energy Areas National Renewable Energy Laboratory Apr 1 2013
Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM Massachusetts Wind Energy Area National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dec 1 2013
Offshore Wind Energy Resource Assessment for Alaska National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dec 31 2017
Cost of Floating Offshore Wind Energy Using New England Aqua Ventus Concrete Semisubmersible Technology National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Jan 17 2020
Final NRDC Comment on NYPA Unsolicited Lease Request National Resources Defense Council Mar 5 2013
New Jersey's Area of Interest- Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Office of Science Nov 19 2010
Long Island- New York City Offshore Wind Project Amendment to Unsolicited Commercial Lease Application New York Power Authority (NYPA) Jun 21 2012
New York's Offshore Planning Effort New York State Department of State (DOS) Nov 18 2010
Offshore Renewable Energy in New York New York State Department of State (DOS) Nov 18 2010
BOEM Approves Bay State Wind Site Assessment Plan for Massachusetts North American Wind Power Jul 20 2017
Federal Court rules BOEM noncompliance with NEPA in Cape Wind project North American Windpower Jul 6 2016
Coastal Wind- Energy For North Carolina's Future- A Study of the Feasibility of Wind Turbines in the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and in Ocean Waters Off the North Carolina Coast North Carolina Legislature Jan 19 2011
Untapped Wealth: Offshore Wind Can Deliver Cleaner, More Affordable Energy and More Jobs Than Offshore Oil Oceana Sep 27 2010
FAA determination of No Hazard Upheld Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Jan 29 2014

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