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A Guide to State Management of Offshore Wind Energy in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Source/Sponsor: 
NOAA
Creator/Author: 
Environmental Law Institute
Description: 

This Guide summarizes some of the key context surrounding the efforts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia to support the sustainable development of offshore wind energy. It provides an overview of the states’ key legal authority, the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, and state priorities in offshore wind energy project review, including the categories of information needed to satisfy the various review processes.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2013
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U.S. Wind Commercial Lease for Renewable Energy Development OCS-A 0490

Source/Sponsor: 
BOEM
Creator/Author: 
BOEM
Description: 

The lease entered into by and between the United States of America acting through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, its authorized officer, and U.S. Wind.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014
3 MB
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U.S. Wind Commercial Lease for Renewable Energy Development OCS-A 0489

Source/Sponsor: 
BOEM
Creator/Author: 
BOEM
Description: 

The lease entered into by and between the United States of America acting through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, its authorized officer, and U.S. Wind.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014
3 MB
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Recommended Criteria and Process for the Evaluation and Selection of Offshore Wind Applications

Source/Sponsor: 
Maryland Public Service Commission Staff
Creator/Author: 
Levitan & Associates
Description: 

From the Introduction and Overview: "This report was prepared to make certain that the Commission's offshore wind procurement, evaluation, and selection process (i) is as fair, transparent, and workable as possible, (ii) leads to robust and competitive bids, and (iii) preserves the ratepayer protections defined in the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013."

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Publication Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014
17 MB
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Offshore Wind Energy Project Roadmap 2013

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Composites Alliance, Maine Wind Industry Initiative, and Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine
Creator/Author: 
Jeff Thaler
Description: 

Jeff Thaler of the University of Maine produced this roadmap on behalf of the Maine Composites Alliance, the Maine Wind Industry Initiative, and the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine. The entire permitting process for an offshore wind project in Maine is laid out, step-by-step. The roadmap includes all the relevent state level regulations, as well as the necessary federal level requirements. 

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
726 KB
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Town of Barnstable v Cape Wind Opinion

Source/Sponsor: 
United States District Court District of Massachusetts
Creator/Author: 
Richard Sterns
Description: 

Judge Sterns provides his opinion for dismissing the case of Town of Barnstable v. Ann Berwick, on 11th amendment grounds. The Plaintiffs failed to distinguish how their claim was different from previous claims that were dismissed. The opinion is based on previous decisions and makes no statement on the wind farm placement.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, May 2, 2014
532 KB
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FAA determination of No Hazard Upheld

Source/Sponsor: 
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Creator/Author: 
Kenneth Quinn, Jennifer Trock, Osama Hamdy, Robert James
Description: 

The DC Circuit Court upheld that the Cape Wind project would present no hazard as it pertains to the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA had previously declared the turbines would not have an effect on radar systems in 2011, and this ruling upheld that decision.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
986 KB
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NRDC Public Comments Concerning the Block Island Wind Farm

Source/Sponsor: 
National Resource Defense Council
Creator/Author: 
Katherine Kennedy, Michael Jasny
Description: 

NRDC provides public comments in support of the Block Island Wind Farm, with recommendations to protect marine life.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
2 MB
Resource Type: 
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Analysis of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the Rhode Island/Massachusetts Wind Energy Areas

Source/Sponsor: 
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Creator/Author: 
W. Musial, D. Elliott, J. Fields, Z. Park, G Scott
Description: 

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides a technical report on the two leasing areas that were a part of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management auction, evaluating the areas’ geography and wind energy potential.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2013
2 MB
Resource Type: 
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Notice of NYPA Request for Offshore Wind Power Lease

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) makes a public notice that they received an unsolicited request  from the New York Power Authority for a commercial offshore wind power lease. This notice will lead to an open period for other proposals.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, January 4, 2013
216 KB
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