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Incidental Take Authorization: Revolution Wind, LLC Construction of the Revolution Wind Energy Facility Off of Rhode Island


NOAA Fisheries promulgates regulations to govern the incidental taking of marine mammals incidental to Revolution Wind, LLC’s, a subsidiary wholly owned by Orsted Wind Power North America, LLC, construction of the Revolution Wind Offshore Wind Energy Project in Federal and State waters offshore Rhode Island, specifically within the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf Lease Area OCS-A-0486 and along two export cable routes to sea-to-shore transition points, over the course of 5 years (November 20, 2023 through November 19, 2028).

These regulations, which allow for the issuance of a Letter of Authorization for the incidental take of marine mammals during construction-related activities within the Project Area during the effective dates of the regulations, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, as well as requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.

Figure 1. Location of the RWF within Lease Area OCS-A 0486 and the RWEC (Revolution-Wind 2021).
Figure 1. Location of the RWF within Lease Area OCS-A 0486 and the RWEC (Revolution-Wind 2021).

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 03/12/2024