submit applications for approval. The application window began on September 20, 2018 and closes on December 28, 2018. The Board intends to act on the applications by July 1, 2019.
The governor’s commitment comes after New York’s petition to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the federal agency responsible for permitting and leasing offshore wind energy sites, is to begin its four step process in leasing new wind energy areas. The proposal highlights four potential areas for development. Together the areas constitute 2,074 square nautical miles.
|Four proposed offshore wind lease areas in the New York/New Jersey Bright|
industrial facilities needed for the development of offshore wind. The long-term operation and maintenance requirements must also be evaluated and understood.