- Published: 17 August 2021 17 August 2021
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced that it is preparing a supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider additional wind leasing options offshore North Carolina and South Carolina and is seeking public comments. Specifically, BOEM is considering a lease sale for the Wilmington East Wind Energy Area (WEA), located offshore North and South Carolina (Long Bay area).
The supplemental EA will consider new information relevant to environmental considerations that were not available when BOEM published the Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore North Carolina - Revised Environmental Assessment in 2015.
As part of this public process, BOEM is seeking input on additional information, issues and alternatives to be considered in the supplemental EA. The comment period will be open for 30 days, beginning on August 13, 2021, and ending at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on September 12, 2021.