July 15, 2024

environmental impact statement (EIS)

BOEM FEIS Cites ‘Major’ Impact from NJ OSW Project
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its final environmental impact statement that concludes that New Jersey’s foremost offshore wind project, Atlantic Shores, would have a “major” impact on commercial and for-hire recreational fishing, the view from the shore and on-ship traffic. 
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DOE CITAP Initiative Aims to Permit New Transmission in 2 Years
Under the Coordinated Interagency Authorizations and Permits program, DOE will lead permitting transmission projects and coordinate environmental and permitting processes between federal agencies.
Venture Global LNG
Report: Biden Admin to Evaluate LNG Terminal’s Impact on Climate
The Biden administration is planning to delay its decision on approval of a major LNG export terminal in order to evaluate the project’s climate impacts, The New York Times reported.
BOEM Backs 10 Fewer Turbines for Sunrise Wind
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued its final environmental impact statement for Sunrise Wind, endorsing an 11% reduction in the number of wind turbines for technical and environmental reasons.
BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Empire Wind
Federal regulators have completed their environmental analysis of plans for Empire Wind, finding potentially significant impact to the fishing industry.
Major Fishery, Visual Impacts Expected from Revolution Wind
The BOEM environmental impact statement predicts Revolution Wind will have major negative impacts on fisheries, views from shore and other metrics.
Lawmakers, White House Promise More Work on Permitting After Debt Deal
Debt deal limits page counts and time on environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act, but other work remains, and frustrations surface.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy
Debt Ceiling Bill Provides ‘Mini-deal’ on Permitting
A debt ceiling compromise reached by President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy would cut NEPA review times but would not roll back IRA climate provisions.
BOEM: Major Visual, Scientific Impacts from NJ’s 1st OSW Project
BOEM concluded that Ocean Wind 1 combined with other projects will have a “major” impact on scenic and visual factors and on scientific research.
BOEM Cites Fishing, Cultural Concerns for Atlantic Shores OSW
New Jersey's largest offshore wind farm would have a “major” effect on fisheries and "visual resources,” but only a moderate impact in other areas, BOEM found.

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