BOEM Central Atlantic Draft Call Area Added to Marine Planner

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking public input on a newly released BOEM Central Atlantic DRAFT Call for Information and Nominations Area, which can now be viewed on the Portal.

In response to coastal state requests for additional lease areas and the Biden Administration’s goal to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030, BOEM began its lease planning process and is convening a Central Atlantic Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force. The Task Force will serve as a forum to discuss and share information related to the planning and leasing process and encompasses the area offshore of Delaware south to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

BOEM will convene a meeting of the Task Force on Feb. 16, 2022, to gain input on the draft Call and update members on recent planning activities. To learn more about the meeting and register, visit BOEM's Central Atlantic Activities page.

During the meeting, BOEM will solicit feedback from Task Force members on the Draft Call Area. Members of the public will be able to provide input at the end of the meeting. The next step in the BOEM leasing process will be to compile feedback received at the meeting to further analyze the Draft Call Area and develop a revised Call for Information and Nominations Area that will be published in the Federal Register with a 45-day comment period in 2022.

Portal users can access the BOEM Central Atlantic Draft Call Area map in the Renewable Energy theme by clicking on the Planning and Lease Areas dropdown. Users with questions about the Portal or its data can contact portal@midatlanticocean.org.

Central Atlantic Draft Call

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