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Construction and Operations Plan

Responsible Agency: 
DOI
Sector: 
Renewable Energy
Description: 
Prior to beginning construction activities on an OCS wind lease, a lessee must have an approved construction and operations plan (COP). The COP must describe all proposed activities including construction, commercial operations, and conceptual decommissioning of all facilities. BOEM regulations at 39 CFR 585.620 describe the information that must be in the COP.
Activity/Trigger: 
Construction and operations of a commercial wind energy project on the OCS.
Statute or Regulations: 
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act 43 U.S.C. 1337(p) and BOEM regulations at 30 CFR 585
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