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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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Federal Resources

Titlesort descending Source/Sponsor Date
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
Maine Wind Energy Development Assessement Report and Recommendations Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) Mar 29 2012
Marine Wildlife Survey Results from BOEM and MassCEC Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mass Clean Energy Center Oct 25 2016
MarineCadastre.gov National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Coastal Services Center (CSC); US Bureau of Energy Management (BOEM)
Maryland Call for Information (CFI) Area US Coast Guard (USCG) Jun 24 2011
Maryland Offshore Energy Task Force US Coast Guard (USCG) Jul 14 2010
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
Massachusetts Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Planning for Commercial Wind Leasing US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 21 2012
Massachusetts Request for Interest (RFI) Comments US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Jun 7 2011
Massachusetts Update on the Revised Draft Request for Interest (RFI) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Sep 8 2010
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Between the US Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and US Coast Guard (USCG) Regarding Offshore Renewable Energy Installations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE); US Coast Guard (USCG) Jul 27 2011
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
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the US Department of Interior (DOI) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) for Coordinated Deployment of Offshore Wind on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Department of Interior (DOI); US Department of Energy (DOE) Jun 29 2010
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Between THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR And THE STATES OF MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MASSACHUSETTS, RHODE ISLAND, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY,DELAWARE, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA,NORTH CAROLINA To CREATE AN ATLANTIC OFFSHORE WIND Hampton Roads Partnership Jun 8 2010
Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Workforce Skills Needed and Timing of Needs Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCREC) Apr 10 2012
Milestone Reached for Commercial Wind Energy Development Offshore North Carolina U.S. Department of the Interior Apr 26 2016
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Delaware Task Force Meeting Attendance List US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Oct 29 2009
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Documentation of Section 106 Finding of Adverse Effect (FAE) (Revised)- Cape Wind Energy Project US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Dec 22 2008
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
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Maryland Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting- Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing Process US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 14 2010
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Maryland Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting- Renewable Energy Uses of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 14 2010
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Rhode Island Task Force Meeting Attendance List US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Nov 17 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
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Virginia Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting Attendance List US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 27 2010
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Virginia Task Force US Department of Navy (DON) Apr 27 2010
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Virginia Task Force Meeting- Renewable Energy Uses of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 27 2010

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