Offshore Wind Public Meetings Set for June

On May 15, 2023 BOEM announced the availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the proposed Atlantic Shores South Wind Project.  

The Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Atlantic Shores South Wind Draft EIS published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2023, opening a 45-day public comment period, which ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Jul. 3, 2023. 

During the comment period, BOEM will hold two in-person and two virtual public meetings, where the public can learn more about the review process, EIS schedule, potential impacts from the proposed project, and proposals to reduce potential impacts. There will also be an opportunity for participants to provide comments on the Draft EIS.

See “Public Meetings” below and the Atlantic Shores South Virtual Meeting Room for more information.

The input received via this process will inform preparation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS).  

Public Meetings

The public meetings will be held on the following dates and times. All times are Eastern:  

In-person public meetings: No pre-registration is required. 

The in-person meetings will follow an informal open house format with a series of Project information posters staffed by BOEM subject matter experts who can share information with individual attendees. Attendees can ask questions one-on-one of BOEM subject matter experts. Attendees can provide written comments using a provided comment form or provide oral comments by meeting individually with a court reporter for up to five minutes each. If additional accommodations are needed, please contact or calling 703-787-1520 7 days prior to the in-person meeting date.  

  • Wed., Jun. 21, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
    Holiday Inn Manahawkin/Long Beach Island, 151 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 
  • Thu., Jun. 22, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
    Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Virtual public meetings: Registration for the virtual public meetings is required. 

If you require a paper copy of the Draft EIS or public meeting materials, please contact us at 702-338-4766. 

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