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Locations of USCG proposed safety zones (purple areas) around proposed wind turbine generators for South Fork Wind Farm Project.

The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to establish 13 temporary 500-meter safety zones around the construction of 12 wind turbine generators (WTGs) and one offshore substation (OSS) located in the South Fork Wind Farm (SFWF) project area within federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), specifically in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Renewable Energy Lease Area OCS-A 0517.

The Coast Guard notice of proposed rulemaking indicated that the action is necessary to provide for the safety of life, property, and the environment during the planned construction of each facility’s monopile type foundation and subsequent installation of the WTGs turbines and OSS platform from May 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023. When enforced, only attending vessels and those vessels specifically authorized by the First Coast Guard District Commander, or a designated representative, are permitted to enter or remain in the safety zones. The public comment period for this action closed on April 5. View the docket and the submitted comments on

View a map of the 13 temporary 500-meter safety zones around the 12 WTGs and OSS in the Data Explorer under Marine Transportation > Navigation.