Sunrise Wind DEIS Statement Meeting Info
“This important federal permitting milestone puts Sunrise Wind one significant step closer to advancing New York’s ambitious climate goals. When complete, Sunrise Wind will deliver enough clean, renewable offshore wind energy to power nearly 600,000 New York homes, while accelerating development of the state’s local supply chain, creating 800 construction jobs and generating substantial investments in workforce training and infrastructure. As we review the draft findings we want to thank the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for its comprehensive and diligent review. As always, we remain committed to working with our community and environmental partners to ensure that the project is built responsibly and sustainably. In the weeks to come, we look forward to hearing directly from residents and stakeholders as the review process continues.”
The Sunrise Wind draft EIS can be found on BOEM’s website, and the Notice of Availability for the draft EIS will publish in the Federal Register on Dec. 16, which will open a 60-day public comment period that ends on Feb. 14, 2023. The input received via this process will inform preparation of the final EIS.
Sunrise Wind LLC submitted a COP for its proposal to develop a wind energy facility that includes up to 94 WTGs and their associated export cables. The WTGs and offshore substation would be approximately 16.4 nm south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, approximately 26.5 nm east of Montauk, New York, and 14.5 nm from Block Island, Rhode Island. The onshore export cables, substation, and grid connection would be located in Holbrook, New York.
BOEM will use the findings of the EIS to inform its decision on whether to approve the Sunrise Wind COP, and if so, which mitigation measures to require.
During the comment period, BOEM will hold three virtual public meetings, where the public can learn more about the review process, the EIS schedule, potential impacts from the proposed Sunrise Wind project, and proposals to reduce potential impacts. There will also be an opportunity for participants to provide comments on the draft EIS. The public meetings will be held on the following dates and times (all times are Eastern):
A virtual meeting room will be on BOEM’s website starting on Dec. 16, 2022. It will be available throughout the 60-day comment period and will include information about the draft EIS, as well as how to register for the virtual public meetings and provide comments.
More information on the proposed Sunrise Wind project can be found on BOEM’s website: https://www.boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/sunrise-wind
How to Comment
Comments can be submitted in the following ways: