BOEM Holds NC Offshore Wind Public Meetings

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding three public meetings regarding the proposed wind energy sites offshore North Carolina this week.

The federal agency has identified three sites suited for wind energy development. One is located offshore Outer Banks while other two are offshore Wilmington.

The purpose of meetings is to provide an overview of the environmental assessment (EA) findings and solicit public comments.

Today, the last meeting will be held at South Brunswick Islands Center, Carolina Shores from 5 to 8 pm. However, the public has until 23 February to comment on the EA.

Following the end of comment period, BOEM will publish a Finding of No Significant Impact, revise the EA, or issue a notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.

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