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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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Titlesort descending Source/Sponsor Date
General Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Lease Process US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Apr 3 2012
Geophysical Mapping and Identification of Paleolandscapes and Historic Shipwrecks Offshore South Carolina U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 1 2012
Governor's Letter to BOEM Concerning Rhode Island's Involvement in Auction State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation Jan 31 2013
Guidelines for Information Requirements for a Renewable Energy Construction and Operations Plan (COP) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Dec 17 2010
Guidelines for Providing Geological and Geophysical, Hazards, and Archaeological Information Pursuant to 30 CFR 285 US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Apr 21 2011
House Committee Adopts Amendment Against Maryland Offshore Wind Representative Andy Harris (MD-01) Jul 20 2017
Humboldt Wind Energy Final EA BOEM May 5 2022
Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act introduced in Senate Tom Carper (D-DE), Susan Collins (R-ME) Aug 3 2017
Incentivizing Offshore Wind with the Renewable Integration SEA GRANT LAW AND POLICY JOURNAL Jun 20 2013
Inspection Methodologies for Offshore Wind Turbine Facilities- Final Report US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jan 30 2009
Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Strategies to Reduce the Cost of Offshore Wind Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Jul 1 2013
Integrative Statistical Modeling and Predictive Mapping of Seabird Distribution and Abundance on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management May 1 2013
Interior Department Auctions Over 79,000 acres offshore New York for Wind Energy Development US Department of Interior Dec 16 2016
Inventory and Analysis of Archaeological Site Occurrence on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Apr 3 2012
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
Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sep 1 2010
Lease Auction Results Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jul 31 2013
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 (Lease #OCS-A-0475)- Bluewater 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) (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
Letter in Support of American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act (H.R. 3307) Governors' Wind Energy Coalition Nov 15 2011
Literature Synthesis for the North and Central Atlantic Ocean US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) May 2 2011
Long Island- New York City Offshore Wind Project Amendment to Unsolicited Commercial Lease Application New York Power Authority (NYPA) Jun 21 2012
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 [Docket No. 2010-235] Industrial Energy Consumer Group (IECG) Sep 7 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
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
Maine Aqua Ventus Proposal Aqua Ventus Aug 30 2013
Maine Statoil Requested Lease Area US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Oct 18 2011

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