The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on the South Fork Wind Farm in mid-January, and is now accepting comments on the document online here.
BOEM is also in the process of holding three virtual meetings on the DEIS in February in which the public can ask questions and provide oral testimony about the project.
The meetings will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.
Login info is online at the link above.
Each meeting will begin with a presentation by BOEM which will be recorded and posted at the web portal listed above.
After the presentation, the public will have the opportunity to provide comments and statements and ask questions.
BOEM will answer questions after public testimony. All comments and questions received during the meeting will be part of the public record.
To submit questions in advance or for any other information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.787.1662.
After this hearing process is complete, BOEM will draft a final Environmental Impact Statement.
At least 30 days after that document is published, BOEM, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will issue a Record of Decision on whether to approve or deny the project.