This document provides guidance on the information requirements for a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) renewable energy activities on a commercial lease, as required by 30 CFR part 585. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is providing these guidelines to clarify the information that it would find helpful in reviewing COP submittals. Specifically, the purpose of this document is to provide guidance on survey requirements, project-specific information, and information to meet the requirements of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other applicable laws and regulations.
This document is intended to provide guidance to the regulated community and is not intended to set information or data standards or prescribe additional requirements. Rather, the purpose of this document is to further explain the applicable provisions of BOEM’s renewable energy regulations, found at 30 CFR part 585, and provide examples of documentation that may be submitted to help BOEM evaluate whether the requirements found in the regulations have been met.