US Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
  • 03 - Dienstleistungen, Betriebswirtschaft, Verwaltung, Qualität, Verkehr, Soziologie
  • 13 - Umwelt, Gesundheitsschutz, Sicherheit
  • 27 - Energietechnik, Wärmeübertragungstechnik

Renewable energy regulations; Quality (ICS code(s): 03.120); Environmental protection (ICS code(s): 13.020); Wind turbine energy systems (ICS code(s): 27.180)

Renewable Energy Modernization Rule; (85 page(s), in English)

Notice of proposed rulemaking - The first Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) renewable energy regulations were promulgated in 2009 by BOEM's predecessor, the Minerals Management Service (MMS). BOEM's renewable energy program has matured over the past 13 years, during which time BOEM conducted eleven auctions and issued and managed 27 active commercial leases. Based on this experience, the Department has identified opportunities to modernize its regulations to facilitate the development of offshore wind energy resources to meet U.S. climate and renewable energy objectives. This proposed rule contains reforms identified by the Department and recommended by industry since 2010, including proposals for incremental funding of decommissioning accounts; more flexible geophysical and geotechnical survey submission requirements; streamlined approval of meteorological (met) buoys; revised project verification procedures; reform of BOEM's renewable energy auction process; and greater clarity regarding safety requirements. This proposed rule would advance the Department of the Interior's (DOI) energy policies in a safe and environmentally sound manner that would provide a fair return to the U.S. taxpayer.