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BOEM has defined a Wind Energy Area totalling approximately 81,130 acres for potential commercial wind energy development. The area is located about 11 miles south of Long Island.

BOEM will now complete an Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine potential impacts associated with issuing a lease. The assessment will also consider the impacts of conducting surveys and installing resource assessment facilities in the area. BOEM may then move forward with steps to hold a competitive lease sale for commercial wind development offshore New York. BOEM will continue to work with the State of New York to identify additional areas for potential wind energy development in the future.

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