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Incidental Take Authorization: Sunrise Wind, LLC Construction and Operation of the Sunrise Wind Offshore Wind Farm, off New York


NOAA Fisheries hereby promulgates regulations to govern the incidental taking of marine mammals incidental to Sunrise Wind, LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Ørsted North America, Inc. and Eversource Investment, LLC, construction of the Sunrise Wind Offshore Wind Farm Project in Federal and State waters offshore New York, 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-0487 and along one export cable route to sea-to-shore transition points in Shirley, New York, over the course of 5 years (June 21, 2024 - June 20, 2029). 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.

Project location
Location of the Sunrise Wind Farm within Lease Area OCS-A 0487 and the SRWEC (Sunrise Wind 2021).

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 06/26/2024