Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper has announced the release of the Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 7 Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) and Request for Interest (RFI) for 122,405 acres offshore North Carolina, USA.
The PSN is for the sale of one commercial wind energy lease on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore Kitty Hawk, one of the three areas that BOEM has defined between three and 200 miles offshore of North Carolina. The two other areas are off the coast of Wilmington.
The PSN and RFI requests any prospective bidders already qualified for commercial wind energy development offshore North Carolina affirm their continued interest and requests public comments on BOEM’s proposal to auction one lease offshore North Carolina for commercial wind energy development.
The comment period closes on October 17, 2016. Comments received or postmarked by October 17, 2016 will be made available to the public and considered before the publication of the Final Sale Notice, which will announce the time and date of the lease sale.
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