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Permitting Action Modification History

In Progress
The COP for this project was initially filed with BOEM in December 2020, and an NOI was published in the Federal Register in July 2021. BOEM is currently working towards a Draft Environmental Impact Statement milestone in 2024. The NEPA schedule is delayed primarily due to the project sponsor changing the design envelope of the project such that changes will need to be made to the analyses supporting the NEPA review, consultations, and permits. The project sponsor plans to submit an updated Construction and Operation Plan (COP) to BOEM in March. The PDE changes include a reduction in number of turbines and the Wind Development Area, a change to the onshore cable route parameters, and information on accommodating a layout which complies with a request from DOD that will be analyzed as an alternative in the DEIS. The project sponsor is making these changes primarily to eliminate overlap between their Kitty Hawk North and South projects. The estimated turbine reduction for Kitty Hawk North is from 69 turbines initially proposed to 55 turbines. BOEM must have this new information in order to complete the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and the Biological Assessment (BA).
Milestone Original Target Date Current Target Date Alternative Completion Date Milestone Complete?
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (Agency Action) 07-30-2021 07-30-2021 --- Yes
Scoping (Agency Action) 08-30-2021 08-30-2021 --- Yes
Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register (FR) beginning both the public comment period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review (Agency Action) 09-30-2022 07-11-2025 --- No
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the FR beginning both the public review period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review (Agency Action) 06-23-2023 04-03-2026 --- No
Issuance of Lead Agency Record of Decision (Agency Action) 08-03-2023 05-18-2026 --- No
In Progress
This new schedule accommodates the later submission of the initial MMPA permit application.
Milestone Original Target Date Current Target Date Alternative Completion Date Milestone Complete?
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (Agency Action) 07-30-2021 07-30-2021 --- Yes
Scoping (Agency Action) 08-30-2021 08-30-2021 --- Yes
Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register (FR) beginning both the public comment period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review (Agency Action) 09-30-2022 04-26-2024 --- No
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the FR beginning both the public review period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review (Agency Action) 06-23-2023 01-17-2025 --- No
Issuance of Lead Agency Record of Decision (Agency Action) 08-03-2023 03-03-2025 --- No
In Progress
These Milestones are shifting to to correspond with the timing of MMPA permitting.
Milestone Original Target Date Current Target Date Alternative Completion Date Milestone Complete?
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (Agency Action) 07-30-2021 07-30-2021 --- Yes
Scoping (Agency Action) 08-30-2021 08-30-2021 --- Yes
Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register (FR) beginning both the public comment period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review (Agency Action) 09-30-2022 01-26-2024 --- No
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the FR beginning both the public review period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review (Agency Action) 06-23-2023 12-18-2024 --- No
Issuance of Lead Agency Record of Decision (Agency Action) 08-03-2023 08-03-2023 --- No