BOEM is extending the public scoping period for the NY Bight PEIS by 15 days. Comments must be received no later than August 30, 2022.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will conduct a regional environmental review of six lease areas offshore New York and New Jersey, in an area known as the New York Bight. Leases for these six areas were awarded through BOEM’s February 2022 auction that brought in over $4.3 billion, a record amount for any U.S. offshore renewable or conventional energy lease sale.
During the public comment period, BOEM will hold three virtual public meetings:
- Thursday, July 28, 2022 – 5 p.m. ET
- Tuesday, August 2, 2022 – 5 p.m. ET
- Thursday, August 4, 2022 – 1 p.m. ET
Information on BOEM’s regional environmental review of the New York Bight, including a map of the six lease areas; how to register for the virtual meetings, and how to provide comments can be found on BOEM’s website: https://www.boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/new-york-bight.