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CX-009915: Categorical Exclusion Determination

The University of Maine's "New England Aqua Ventus I" Program
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 01/17/2013
Location(s): Maine
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing to provide federal funding to the University of Maine to further their research and design efforts for the planning of a 12 megawatt (MW), 2 turbine, pilot floating wind farm off the coast of Maine. This NEPA determination applies to budget period 1, tasks 1.0-6.0, which include preliminary activities, such as information gathering, computer based modeling, project planning, design work, and environmental monitoring.