Public Comment Period for Vineyard Wind Closes Friday

HYANNIS – The public comment period for Vineyard Wind’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement closes Friday.

The DEIS is a preliminary analysis by the federal government describing the project’s environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the offshore wind proposal.

The project seeks to construct an 800-mega-watt wind farm about 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Visit Cape Cod dot com for comment submission options.

The purpose of the review is to ensure the technical accuracy of all aspects of the document and offer an opportunity for the public to raise questions, express concerns and provide comment.

Comments can be submitted online at and searching for BOEM-2018-0069.

Comments can also be submitted by mail. Envelopes should be labeled “Vineyard Wind COP Draft EIS” and postmarked by February 22.

The submission address is Program Manager, Office of Renewable Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, VA 20166.

Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identification information in your comment, residents should be aware that entire comments may be made public at any time.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently completed a series of public meetings in the region to gather input on the DEIS.

After reviewing comments and updating analysis, BOEM will prepare to issue a Final Environmental Impact Statement.

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