Printer Friendly

MMS hosts meeting on offshore wind project.

Interior's Minerals Management Service held two public scoping meetings on Long Island, NY earlier this month to obtain comments from the public on the proposed Long Island Offshore Wind Project (LIOWP). The meetings are in accordance with the environmental scoping process mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and are the first step In the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project.

The LIOWP proposal is for construction and operation of a 40-turbine wind energy facility on approximately eight square miles of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off Long Island. The EIS will identify physical, biological, socioeconomic, and human resources in the project area and assess potential impacts of the project on these resources from preconstruction to decommissioning.

The scoping meetings were held July 10 and 11. MMS is also accepting written comments electronically, using the online comment form available on the MMS website or by mail to: Comments on EIS Scoping for the LIOWP Project, Minerals Management Service, MS 5412, 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70123.
COPYRIGHT 2006 Oildom Publishing Company of Texas, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Minerals Management Service
Comment:MMS hosts meeting on offshore wind project.(Minerals Management Service)
Publication:Pipeline & Gas Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2006
Words:173
Previous Article:EIA analysis on hurricanes and their impact on production in Gulf.
Next Article:NASA-based technology keeps moisture out of gas pipelines.
Topics:


Related Articles
Environmental Report on Cape Cod Offshore Wind Energy Project Completed.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters