On November 30, 2012, BOEM announced the availability of the Proposed Sale Notice for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts. BOEM will convene a public seminar during the 60-day public comment period to introduce potential stakeholders to the proposed auction format, explain the auction rules and demonstrate the auction process through examples.
The Public Seminar for Rhode Island and Massachusetts will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Corless Auditorium at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus in Narragansett. Additional details including the draft agenda will be available on BOEM's website at: http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/State-Activities/Rhode-Island.aspx.
As a reminder, the public comment period for the Proposed Sale Notice ends on February 1, 2013.