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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

Title Source/Sponsor Datesort descending
Wind Turbine Design Cost and Scaling Model US Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Dec 19 2006
Obstruction Marking and Lighting- Advisory Circular AC 70/7460-1K US Department of Transporation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Dec 20 2006
Order No. 890- Final Rule on Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Feb 16 2007
Modeling the National Potential for Offshore Wind US Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Jun 26 2007
Comparison of Cape Wind Scientific Data Tower Wind Speed Data with ISO New England List of Top Ten Electric Demand Days Cape Wind Associates, LLC Jul 2 2007
Worldwide Synthesis and Analysis of Existing Information Regarding Environmental Effects of Alternative Energy Uses on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Nov 27 2007
Record of Decision (ROD)- Establishment of an Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Alternative Energy and Alternate Use (AEAU) Program US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Dec 21 2007
Order No. 890A- Order on Rehearing and Clarification on Final Rule on Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Dec 28 2007
Biological Assessment- Cape Wind Energy Project, Nantucket Sound US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jun 16 2008
Order No. 890B- Order on Rehearing and Clarification on Final Rule on Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Jun 23 2008
30 CFR 285- Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jul 9 2008
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
US Coast Guard (USCG) Assessment of Potential Impacts to Marine Navigation Safety- Cape Wind Energy Project US Coast Guard (USCG) Jan 13 2009
Cape Wind Energy Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jan 23 2009
Inspection Methodologies for Offshore Wind Turbine Facilities- Final Report US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jan 30 2009
Determining Night-Time Distribution of Long-Tailed Ducks Using Satellite Telemetry US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 7 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
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
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
Executive Order 13547- Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes President Barack Obama Jun 19 2009
Comparative Study of Offshore Wind Turbine Generation (OWTG) Standards US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jun 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
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
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
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

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