The Project would contribute to New Jersey’s goal of 7.5 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy generation by 2035 as outlined in New Jersey’s Governor’s Executive Order No. 92, issued on November 19, 2019. Further, the Project is intended to fulfill the New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities (BPU) September 20, 2018, solicitation for 1,100 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind that was awarded to Ocean Wind, via the New Jersey BPU on June 21, 2019 (BPU Docket No. QO18121289).
The Federal Consistency Certification can be reviewed by appointment at the Department’s Trenton Office or by requesting an electronic copy of the application by contacting https://www.nj.gov/dep/opra/opraform.html or (609) 341-3121 as part of an OPRA request submitted to the Department’s Trenton Office.
Additionally, project information is available to review at: www.nj.gov/dep/offshorewind/outreach.html#comment
The Department of Environmental Protection welcomes comments and any information that you may provide concerning the proposed Project within 30 calendar days of this Notice. During the COVID-19 pandemic and the remote work environment, the Department encourages the submission of written comments electronically at www.nj.gov/dep/offshorewind/comments.html
Comments may also be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Land Resource Protection, P.O. Box 420, Code 501-02A, Trenton, New Jersey 08625, attn: Janet Stewart, Manager, Bureau of Coastal Permitting.
There is no need for duplicate electronic and hard copy submissions. All comments submitted will be maintained by the Department.