How can I get involved?
Public engagement is a critical component of pursuing responsible offshore wind development. There are opportunities for members of the public to participate in decision-making processes for offshore wind at the state and federal level.
New Hampshire Commission Meetings
Commission meetings are open to all. Public comments received during Commission meetings help to guide the scope of the Commission’s research. To find out when and where the next Commission meeting is, please check the New Hampshire State Senate Digital Calendar. To get in touch with the Commission, please contact Commission Chair Senator David Watters.
BOEM Gulf of Maine Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Taskforce Meetings
The BOEM Gulf of Maine Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force is a regional task force on offshore wind energy that includes representation from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and federally recognized Tribes. It was established by BOEM following a request made by Governor Sununu . Meetings of the Gulf of Maine Intergovernmental Task Force are open to the public and provide a forum for public comment. To find out more about the status of the Taskforce in New Hampshire, please visit here.
New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs Supply Chain Registry
The New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA) offers the opportunity for businesses interested in participating in the offshore wind supply chain to register with the state’s Offshore Wind Business Supply Chain Registry. Information submitted to the registry will be made available to offshore wind developers, differently tiered manufacturers, and other key stakeholders within the industry. Learn more about the registry here.
Public Involvement with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
BOEM offers opportunities for the public to provide input in the federal review of proposed offshore wind projects. The diagram below offers a timeline for public participation during the federal authorization process for commercial offshore wind projects.
Notices for BOEM public comment periods and public meetings are published in the Federal Register and public comments to BOEM may be submitted via Regulations.Gov. To learn more about opportunities for stakeholder participation in the federal offshore wind development process, please visit BOEM’s website.