May 27 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Interior Department is seeking interest from companies that want to build offshore wind farms about 13 miles (20 kilometers) south of Long Beach, New York.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is also asking for public comment on any potential projects within the 127-square- mile (329-square-kilometer) zone, particularly on how turbines may disrupt fishing or a proposed liquefied natural gas plant nearby, according to a statement today on the bureau’s website.
BOEM, part of the Interior Department, has already issued permits for five wind farms off the Atlantic coastal states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware and Virginia. It’s planning additional auctions later this year for more off Massachusetts, Maryland and New Jersey.
The agency will complete an environmental review before it decides whether to issue any commercial wind-power leases.