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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
Delaware Request for Interest (RFI) Area US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 21 2010
Department of Defense (DOD) Assessment of Offshore Military Activities and Wind Energy Development Offshore New York US Department of Defense (DOD) Apr 3 2012
Department of Defense (DOD) Assessment of Offshore Military Activities and Wind Energy Development Offshore North Carolina US Department of Defense (DOD) May 11 2011
Department of Defense (DOD) Assessment of Offshore Military Activities and Wind Energy Development Offshore South Carolina US Department of Defense (DOD) Mar 29 2011
Department of Energy Final Environmental Assessment - Fisherman's Atlantic City Windfarm Department of Energy Dec 31 2015
Design Standards for Offshore Wind Farms US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Sep 29 2011
Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aug 15 2012
Determining Night-Time Distribution of Long-Tailed Ducks Using Satellite Telemetry US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 7 2009
DOI Proposes New York Offshore Wind Lease Sale U.S. Department of the Interior Jun 2 2016
DONG Energy Acquires RES America Lease Offshore Massachusetts US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 12 2015
Economic Impact of a Commercial-Scale Offshore Wind Power Facility in Maine [Docket No. 2010-235] Statoil North America Sep 17 2012
Effects Matrix for Evaluating Potential Impacts of OSW Energy Development on U.S. Atlantic Coastal Habitats Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Feb 1 2017
Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) from Undersea Power Cables on Elasmobranchs and Other Marine Species US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) May 18 2011
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58) US Congress Aug 8 2005
Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (Senate Bill 2012) US Senate Jul 22 2015
Environmental Assessment, Lease Issuance for Wind Resources Data Collection on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Georgia U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Apr 1 2014
Environmental Assessment, Lease Issuance for Wind Resources Data Collection on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Georgia U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Mar 1 2014
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scope of Work- Cape Wind US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) May 12 2005
EPA Clean Power Plan US EPA Aug 3 2015
Evaluate the Effect of Turbine Period of Vibration Requirement on Structural Design Parameters: Technical Report of Findings US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Sep 1 2010
Evaluation of Visual Impact on Cultural Resources/Historic Properties:  North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Florida Straits U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 1 2012
Executive Order 13547- Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes President Barack Obama Jun 19 2009
Executive Summary of Research on Offshore Wind Farms on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)- Damage and Critical Analysis of Accidents- Safety Management System Template & Structure, Equipment & Systems US Minerals Management Service (MMS) May 11 2010
FAA determination of No Hazard Upheld Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Jan 29 2014
Federal Court rules BOEM noncompliance with NEPA in Cape Wind project North American Windpower Jul 6 2016
Federal Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Federal Leasing for Offshore Wind Grows U.S. Energy Information Administration Dec 2 2016
Final NRDC Comment on NYPA Unsolicited Lease Request National Resources Defense Council Mar 5 2013
Final Sale Notice of Wind Energy Area Leases Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 1 2013
Finding of No Historic Properties Affected for the Issuance of Commercial Leases within the Delaware Wind Energy Area (WEA) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Apr 26 2012

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