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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published an environmental assessment (EA) for a wind energy resource project offshore Georgia.

Atlanta-based Southern Co. has requested to lease an area covering three Outer Continental Shelf blocks, approximately three to 11 nautical miles off the coast of Tybee Island, with the intent to deploy a meteorological tower and/or buoys during a five-year lease term. The purpose of these devices is to characterize the wind resources (e.g., wind speed, direction) and collect other data regarding the lease area and surrounding region.

Southern Co. submitted its application to lease the proposed area offshore Georgia in April 2011 and provided supplemental filings in 2012. BOEM says it has since conducted an EA to consider environmental and socioeconomic impacts and is seeking public comments on the EA before determining whether to issue a “finding of no significant impact” or conduct additional analysis. Comments must be postmarked or received by May 2. More information is available here.



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