“Offshore wind development is critical to achieving our statewide goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050, and it is important that all interested parties have a voice in that process.”
The Department of Environmental Protection has received a request for a Federal Consistency Determination from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for the issuance of a lease or leases within the New York Bight Wind Energy Area offshore the State of New Jersey.
The proposed action includes: Lease issuance, together with surveys for shallow hazards, geological, geotechnical, archaeological resources, and biological purposes; and, site assessment activities (including the installation and operation of meteorological buoys).
The Department of Environmental Protection welcomes comments and any information that you may provide concerning the proposed Project by October 6, 2021.
The New Jersey Environmental Resources Offshore Wind Working Group draws representatives from commercial and recreational fishing industries, conservation organizations, maritime industry, and fisheries councils. The Working Group will ensure that interested parties have a seat at the table with government officials to help shape the Murphy Administration’s offshore wind strategy and implementation.
|Scott Mackey or Greg DiDomenico||Garden State Seafood Association|
|Jeff Kaelin, Wayne Reichle, or Jeff Reichle||Lund's Fisheries|
|Jim Lovgren||Fisherman's Dock Cooperative|
|Annie Hawkins||Responsible Offshore Development Alliance/Science Alliance|
|Paul Eidman||Anglers for Offshore Wind/Jersey Coast Angers Association|
|John DePersenaire||Recreational Fishing Alliance|
|Eddie Yates||Hunter Charter Fishing Boat, Barnegat Light|
|Catherine Bowes||National Wildlife Federation|
|Eric Stiles or Eileen Murphy||NJ Audubon|
|Tim Dillingham||American Littoral Society|
|Cindy Zipf or Peter Blair||Clean Ocean Action|
|Ed Kelly||Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey|
|Richard N. Herb||NJ Marine Fisheries Council|
|Warren Hollinger||Shellfish Council - Delaware Bay Shellfish Council|
|John J. Maxwell||Shellfish Council - Atlantic Coast Shellfish Council|
|Peter Hughes||Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council - Atlantic Capes Fisheries, Inc.|
|Tom Dameron||Surfside Foods|
|Lyndie Hice-Dunton||Responsible Offshore Science Alliance|
|Patricia Doerr||The Nature Conservancy|
|Peter Straub||Stockton University|
|Doug Zemeckis||Rutgers University|
* Ex officio members not listed
|August 31, 2021||August Meeting Agenda pdf|
|April 29, 2021||April Meeting Agenda pdf|
|January 13, 2021||January Meeting Agenda pdf|
|March 25, 2020||March Meeting Agenda pdf|
|December 18, 2019||December Meeting Agenda pdf|