BOEM's New York Bight Call Areas

The New York Bight Call Areas are comprised of four areas south of Long Island. Fairways North begins 15 nautical miles offshore both Montauk and Southampton and is parallel to the coast. The area is about 46 nautical miles in length from east to west and at its widest point is about 11 nautical miles from north to south. The entire area is approximately 250 square nautical miles. Fairways South begins at 15 nautical miles offshore Fire Island National Seashore in New York. The area is about 43 nautical miles in length from east to west and about 4 nautical miles in width from north to south. The entire area is approximately 126.4 square nautical miles. Hudson North begins at about 20 nautical miles from shore. The area is about 47 nautical miles in length from east to west and about 30 nautical miles in width from north to south. The entire area is approximately 696.9 square nautical miles. Hudson South begins 15 nautical miles offshore Neptune, New Jersey. The area is about 62 nautical miles in length from north to south and about 30 nautical miles in width from east to west. The entire area is approximately 974 square nautical miles. New York State’s Area for Consideration is comprised of two areas south of Long Island. The West Area is smaller than but coincides with Hudson South, with the western edge of Hudson South extending beyond the boundaries of the West Area. The East Area is smaller than but coincides with Hudson North, with the northern area, western edge, and eastern portion of Hudson North extending beyond the boundaries of the East Area.

Map showing the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s New York Bight Call for Information and Nomination Areas and New York State’s Area for Consideration.

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The New York Bight Call Areas are comprised of four areas south of Long Island. Fairways North begins 15 nautical miles offshore both Montauk and Southampton and is parallel to the coast. The area is about 46 nautical miles in length from east to west and at its widest point is about 11 nautical miles from north to south. The entire area is approximately 250 square nautical miles. Fairways South begins at 15 nautical miles offshore Fire Island National Seashore in New York. The area is about 43 nautical miles in length from east to west and about 4 nautical miles in width from north to south. The entire area is approximately 126.4 square nautical miles. Hudson North begins at about 20 nautical miles from shore. The area is about 47 nautical miles in length from east to west and about 30 nautical miles in width from north to south. The entire area is approximately 696.9 square nautical miles. Hudson South begins 15 nautical miles offshore Neptune, New Jersey. The area is about 62 nautical miles in length from north to south and about 30 nautical miles in width from east to west. The entire area is approximately 974 square nautical miles. New York State’s Area for Consideration is comprised of two areas south of Long Island. The West Area is smaller than but coincides with Hudson South, with the western edge of Hudson South extending beyond the boundaries of the West Area. The East Area is smaller than but coincides with Hudson North, with the northern area, western edge, and eastern portion of Hudson North extending beyond the boundaries of the East Area.

On April 11, 2018, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published a Call for Information and NominationsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., launching a public comment period allowing stakeholders to formally provide feedback on the potential for development of new wind energy areas in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New York— an area referred to as the New York Bight. The proposed locations BOEM identifies include New York State's Area for Consideration in addition to other locations considered, but ultimately excluded, by New York State.

New York continues to believe that the Area for Consideration poses the least potential conflict with existing infrastructure, shipping, fishing interests, tourism, and wildlife, while presenting an economically viable area capable of helping the State achieve its 2,400 megawatt goal.

On July 30, 2018, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued a letterLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. [PDF] calling on U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to support New York's offshore wind initiative by delineating and leasing at least four new wind energy areas recommended by the State's Offshore Wind Master Plan. The Governor's letter also enclosed the State's comments on BOEM’s Call for Information and NominationsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

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