The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a notice in the Federal Register on April 6, 2018 requesting public feedback on identification of new U.S. East Coast offshore areas for wind energy development. Comments are due by May 21, 2018.
On November 2, 2017, a study entitled “U.S. Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Study” was released.
The active 2017 hurricane season has put a spotlight on the “Jones Act,” a section of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920.