The United States’ Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced a new schedule for public hearings to accept comments on the agency’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Vineyard Wind’s proposed 800-MW wind farm to be constructed in federal waters south of Martha’s Vineyard and approximately 34 miles south of the Cape Cod mainland.
The will hearings take place during the week of February 11 to 15 in Hyannis, New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Narragansett, RI. BOEM has reopened the public comment period for the Vineyard Wind DEIS. Comments should be submitted no later than February 22.
BOEM’s rescheduled public hearings will be held at the following locations, dates and times:
|February 11, 2019
Open House 5:00 to 7:30pm
Presentation and Q&A at 5:30pm
1 India Street
February 14, 2019
February 12, 2019
Open House 5 to 8pm
Presentation and Q&A at 6pm
Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center
130 Center Street
Vineyard Haven, MA
February 15, 2019
February 13, 2019
The DEIS analyzes potential environmental impacts associated with proposed actions as set forth in Vineyard Wind’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP) that was submitted to BOEM in 2017. Public input informs BOEMN’s preparation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
Full details regarding the public meetings and directions for submitting comment can be found on Vineyard Wind’s website.
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