process will ultimately lead to the identification of areas off the New Hampshire coast suitable for the development of offshore wind projects by private developers.
Extensive analysis must be performed by BOEM
, the lead agency under NEPA, NYSERDA and Deep Water Wind in order satisfy federal and state environmental regulations.
In the letter, Frosh stated that BOEM
's proposal includes leases in the mid-, north and south Atlantic, as well as near Washington and Oregon, areas where no oil and gas activities exist.
has asserted authority under section 8(p)(1)(C) of the OCSLA
The comment period followed the issuance of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) in August of 2017 from the BOEM
and an EPA proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit authorizing wastewater discharge.
Independent oil and natural gas company W&T Offshore Inc (NYSE:WTI) declared on Tuesday that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM
) has rescinded its four orders issued in 2016.
's proposed economic terms include a range of incentives to encourage diligent development and ensure a fair return to taxpayers.
Here, we take that call for reform one step further by suggesting potential improvements to the regulations that govern three of BOEM
's substantive obligations: (1) development of five-year OCS oil and gas leasing programs; (2) sale of OCS leases to oil and gas companies; and (3) review of OCS exploration drilling plans.
On April 7, 2015, the company secured newly assigned project development rights to an ocean area south of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts that was made available for lease by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ("BOEM
") in a competitive solicitation.
To evaluate concentration levels in this sector, I obtained data on oil production from the BOEM
The auction results for these areas are lower than what the Interior Department previously received for offshore wind zones because the deeper water off Massachusetts may drive up project costs, Abigail Ross Hopper, BOEM
's director, said on a conference call with reporters on Thursday.
"We are taking every step we think is reasonable to take to try and put those protections in place, while still allowing surveys to occur," Acting BOEM
Director Walter Cruickshank said on a press call.BOEM emphasized that the plan does not authorize any particular seismic surveys and that companies would still have to apply for site-specific permits.Several companies have pending applications to assess the Atlantic oil reserves.