The purpose of this Circular is to provide guidance on information and factors the Coast Guard will consider when reviewing an application for a permit to build and operate an Offshore Renewable Energy installation (OREI) in the navigable waters of the United States. This Circular identifies information that the Coast Guard will consider when evaluating the potential impacts of an OREI in the areas of navigational safety and the traditional uses of waterways and on Coast Guard missions. This will assist the Coast Guard in providing input to Minerals Management Service (MMS) or another lead permitting agency for environmental review and decision making purposes. Additionally, this Circular provides guidance to members of industry, port safety and responsibilities in the OREI application process.
Guidance on the Coast Guard's Roles and Responsibilities for Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI)
US Coast Guard (2007). Guidance on the Coast Guard's Roles and Responsibilities for Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI). Report by US Coast Guard. pp 26.