Deepwater Wind has prepared this Environmental Report (ER)/Construction and Operations Plan (COP) to support the environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as the environmental analysis required as part of other federal, state, and local approvals and consultations for the project. The project includes the development of a 30MW offshore wind farm located approximately 3 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island (entirely in state waters). It also includes the development of a 34.5 kV AC bi-directional submarine transmission cable that will run up to approximately 22 miles from Block Island to the Rhode Island mainland (within state and federal waters).
Overview of US Coast Guard's (USCG's) evaluation of suitability of proposed offshore North Carolina Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) for navigational safety.
Overview of 2011-2012 follow-up to the 2009 Coastal Wind study, including extension from 30 m to 50 m isobath; fine scale assessment of Area of Interest (AOI) #3; and, review of potential Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) conflicts in AOI #4.
Overview of Visualization Study for Offshore North Carolina, including development of single-frame and panoramic simulations and animated videos, and documentation of meteorological conditions.
Overview of steps involved in Call for Information and Nominations (CFI), environmental review and leasing stages.
Agenda for Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force meeting.
Overview of Maritime Working Group (MWG) objectives to develop potential routing measure recommendations based on vessel movement data and maritime stakeholder input.
Overview of known and reported shipwrecks, National Register Listed Sites and Districts, and National Historic Landmarks in the vicinity of the North Carolina Wind Planning Areas.
Overview of comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA), and Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) for North and South Zones.
Overview of fiscal terms (annual rent, annual project easement rent, annual operating fee, financial assurance requirements) and auction format (bidding process, sample bid form, price determination, winner determination, bidder default, audience participation, discount factor, discount criteria).