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Current Leasing Status

Source: US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) / Notes: The lease number references location, ocean positioning and the ? ling year. SAP=Site

Assessment Plan; COP=Construction and Operations Plan.

OCS-A 512 and OCS-A 487, respectively. ting requirements, awaiting ? nal okay from the Ohio Power

Except for Block Island in Rhode Island, all the work on US Siting Board. Construction is slated for 2022.

offshore wind is still preliminary, really just a library. Actually, The project most likely to start after Dominion is Vineyard the studies themselves are the projects. This investigative work Wind, off Massachusetts, about 14 miles from the southeast cor- is quite advanced in one or two WEAs. In others, lease holders ner of Martha’s Vineyard. Where power is concerned, this is the have requested extensions. In some cases, work has stopped. real deal: 800 MW, up to 100 offshore wind turbine generators.

Importantly, the Atlantic isn’t the only site with emerging A check on the federal Permitting Dashboard shows that projects. Icebreaker Wind is a six turbine, 20.7-megawatt off- Vineyard is tantalizingly close to completing seven major fed- shore demonstration project in Lake Erie, eight miles from eral studies required to move to construction. Vineyard’s work downtown Cleveland. It will be the ? rst freshwater project in is estimated to be complete by November 14, 2019. (See Table

North America. It is winding down its regulatory and permit- 2 for a list of the federal studies required from Vineyard.)

Table 2: Federal Studies Required to Complete Vineyard’s Federal Environmental Review & Permitting Process:

Study Agency

Construction and Operations Plan Department of Interior (DOI) and BOEM

Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation DOI – Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)

Section 10 Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 Clean Water Act US Army Corps of Engineers

ESA Consultation Department of Commerce (DOC), and NOAA

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, DOC and NOAA

Section 305 Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Consultation

Incidental Take Authorization – DOC - NOAA/NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) DOC, NOAA, NMFS

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) DOI, BOEM (*) This Table is just an example. Some projects require additional federal studies.

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