- Published: 16 November 2021 16 November 2021
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced its designation of the Morro Bay Wind Energy Area (WEA) offshore California, USA. The WEA is located approximately 20 miles offshore the central California coastline and contains approximately 240,898 acres.
BOEM will now prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider potential impacts from site characterisation activities (e.g., biological, archeological, geological, and geophysical surveys) and site assessment activities (e.g., installation of meteorological buoys) within the WEA. BOEM’s preparation of the EA will initiate a public comment period along with two virtual public meetings. Once BOEM considers all public input, the agency will publish a draft EA for public review and comment. The analyses contained in the EA will help BOEM determine whether to move forward with an area(s) for a proposed lease sale.