Environmental Assessment for Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore New York; MMAA104000, 36344 [2016-13170]

Download as PDF 36344 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 108 / Monday, June 6, 2016 / Notices reasons and refund any money deposited with your bid, without interest. (b) You will then be able to ask the BOEM Director for reconsideration, in writing, within 15 business days of bid rejection, under 30 CFR 585.118(c)(1). We will send you a written response either affirming or reversing the rejection. The procedures for appealing final decisions with respect to lease sales are described in 30 CFR 585.118(c). Protection of Privileged or Confidential Information: BOEM will protect privileged or confidential information that you submit as required by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Exemption 4 of FOIA applies to ‘‘trade secrets and commercial or financial information that you submit that is privileged or confidential.’’ 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). If you wish to protect the confidentiality of such information, clearly mark it ‘‘Contains Privileged or Confidential Information’’ and consider submitting such information as a separate attachment. BOEM will not disclose such information, except as required by FOIA. Information that is not labeled as privileged or confidential will be regarded by BOEM as suitable for public release. BOEM will not treat as confidential aggregate summaries of otherwise confidential information or comments not containing such information. Additionally, BOEM will not treat as confidential the legal title of the commenting entity (e.g., the name of your company). Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2016–13164 Filed 6–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Docket No. BOEM–2016–0038] Environmental Assessment for Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore New York; MMAA104000 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: BOEM is announcing the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for commercial wind lease issuance, site characterization activities (geophysical, geotechnical, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 archaeological, and biological surveys), and site assessment activities (including the installation and operation of a meteorological tower and/or buoys) on the Atlantic OCS offshore New York. The EA considers the potential impacts of the proposed action and an analysis of reasonable alternatives to the proposed action (excluding the area within two nautical miles of the traffic separation schemes, and no action). This Notice of Availability (NOA) also serves to announce the beginning of the public comment period on the EA. The EA and associated information are available on BOEM’s Web site at https:// www.boem.gov/New-York/. Should a lessee propose to construct a commercial wind facility through submission of a Construction and Operations Plan, BOEM would conduct a separate site- and project-specific National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, likely an Environmental Impact Statement, and would provide additional opportunities for public involvement pursuant to NEPA and the CEQ regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508. DATES: Comments on this EA will be accepted until July 6, 2016. See public meeting dates in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Morin, BOEM Office of Renewable Energy Programs, 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, Virginia 20166, (703) 787–1340 or michelle.morin@boem.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Availability: BOEM will consider public comments on the EA in determining whether to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact, or conduct additional analysis under NEPA. Federal, state, tribal, and local governments and/or agencies and the public may submit written comments on this EA through the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. In the field entitled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter BOEM–2016–0038, and then click ‘‘search.’’ Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view supporting and related materials available for this notice; 2. In written form, delivered by hand or by mail, enclosed in an envelope labeled ‘‘Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore New York Environmental Assessment’’ and addressed to Program Manager, Office of Renewable Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, Virginia 20166. Comments must be PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 received or postmarked no later than July 6, 2016. Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Public Meetings: BOEM will also hold public meetings to explain the proposed activities analyzed in the EA and to provide additional opportunity for public comment on the EA. The meetings are scheduled as follows: • Monday June 20, 2016; Long Branch Middle School (Auditorium), 404 Indiana Avenue, Long Branch, New Jersey 07740; 6:00–8:00 p.m. • Tuesday June 21, 2016; Hofstra University (MPR Room), 900 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, New York 11549; 6:00–8:00 p.m. • Wednesday, June 22, 2016; Westhampton Beach High School, 49 Lilac Road, Westhampton Beach, New York 11978; 6:00–8:00 p.m. • Thursday, June 23, 2016; University of Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay Campus, Coastal Institute Building (Hazard Rooms A & B), 215 S Ferry Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882; 6:00–8:00 p.m. Authority: This Notice of Availability (NOA) is published pursuant to the regulations (43 CFR 46.305) implementing the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (1988)). Dated: May 31, 2016. Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[Docket No. BOEM-2016-0038]


Environmental Assessment for Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and 
Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf 
(OCS) Offshore New York; MMAA104000

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: BOEM is announcing the availability of an Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for commercial wind lease issuance, site 
characterization activities (geophysical, geotechnical, archaeological, 
and biological surveys), and site assessment activities (including the 
installation and operation of a meteorological tower and/or buoys) on 
the Atlantic OCS offshore New York. The EA considers the potential 
impacts of the proposed action and an analysis of reasonable 
alternatives to the proposed action (excluding the area within two 
nautical miles of the traffic separation schemes, and no action). This 
Notice of Availability (NOA) also serves to announce the beginning of 
the public comment period on the EA. The EA and associated information 
are available on BOEM's Web site at https://www.boem.gov/New-York/.
    Should a lessee propose to construct a commercial wind facility 
through submission of a Construction and Operations Plan, BOEM would 
conduct a separate site- and project-specific National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, likely an Environmental Impact Statement, 
and would provide additional opportunities for public involvement 
pursuant to NEPA and the CEQ regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508.

DATES: Comments on this EA will be accepted until July 6, 2016. See 
public meeting dates in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Morin, BOEM Office of 
Renewable Energy Programs, 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, Virginia 
20166, (703) 787-1340 or michelle.morin@boem.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Public Availability: BOEM will consider public comments on the EA 
in determining whether to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact, or 
conduct additional analysis under NEPA. Federal, state, tribal, and 
local governments and/or agencies and the public may submit written 
comments on this EA through the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. In the 
field entitled ``Enter Keyword or ID,'' enter BOEM-2016-0038, and then 
click ``search.'' Follow the instructions to submit public comments and 
view supporting and related materials available for this notice;
    2. In written form, delivered by hand or by mail, enclosed in an 
envelope labeled ``Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment 
Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore New York 
Environmental Assessment'' and addressed to Program Manager, Office of 
Renewable Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland 
Road, Sterling, Virginia 20166. Comments must be received or postmarked 
no later than July 6, 2016.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address or other 
personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 
that your entire comment, including your personal identifying 
information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comments to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.
    Public Meetings: BOEM will also hold public meetings to explain the 
proposed activities analyzed in the EA and to provide additional 
opportunity for public comment on the EA. The meetings are scheduled as 
follows:
     Monday June 20, 2016; Long Branch Middle School 
(Auditorium), 404 Indiana Avenue, Long Branch, New Jersey 07740; 6:00-
8:00 p.m.
     Tuesday June 21, 2016; Hofstra University (MPR Room), 900 
Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, New York 11549; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
     Wednesday, June 22, 2016; Westhampton Beach High School, 
49 Lilac Road, Westhampton Beach, New York 11978; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
     Thursday, June 23, 2016; University of Rhode Island, 
Narragansett Bay Campus, Coastal Institute Building (Hazard Rooms A & 
B), 215 S Ferry Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882; 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Authority: This Notice of Availability (NOA) is published 
pursuant to the regulations (43 CFR 46.305) implementing the 
provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 
as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (1988)).

    Dated: May 31, 2016.
Abigail Ross Hopper,
Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
[FR Doc. 2016-13170 Filed 6-3-16; 8:45 am]
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