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BOEM: Empire Wind Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) (announced 11/14/22)

Comment Period End: 1/17/22

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BOEM: Guidance on Information Needed for Issuance of a Notice of Intent (NOI) Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) (announced 10/26/22)

Comment Period End: 12/12/22

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BOEM: BOEM Nationwide Recommendations for Impact Pile Driving Sound Exposure Modeling and Sound Field Measurement for Offshore Wind Construction and Operations Plans (announced 10/26/22)

Comment Period End: 12/12/22

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BOEM/NOAA: BOEM and NOAA Fisheries North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy (announced 10/21/22)

Comment Period End: 12/14/22

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White House Office of Science and Technology Policy: Ocean Climate Action Plan (announced 10/4/22)

Comment Period End: 11/18/22

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NOAA Fisheries: Amendments to the North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction Rule (extension of comment period announced 9/15/22)

Comment Period End: 10/31/22

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U.S. Coast Guard: Consolidated Port Approaches and International Entry and Departure Transit Areas Port Access Route Studies (PARS) Integral to Efficiency of Possible Atlantic Coast Fairways (announced 9/9/22)

Comment Period End: None

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BOEM: Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Revolution Wind, LLC's Proposed Revolution Wind Farm Offshore Rhode Island (announced 9/2/22)

Comment Period End: 10/17/22

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