July 21, 2023 (Atlantic City, NJ) – Representatives of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1, LLC (“Atlantic Shores”) will hold a public scoping hearing at the Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 1301 Bacharach Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
Atlantic Shores has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“Department”) proposing subsurface diversions of parkland for the installation of underground utility facilities and associated activities in connection with the proposed Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project (the “Project”).
Atlantic Shores is in the process of acquiring various properties, permanent rights of way and easements needed to install underground cables and related infrastructure in connection with the Project which will be necessary for the transmission of offshore wind generated energy to the electric distribution network.
The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment on the proposed diversions of the following Atlantic City, New Jersey properties:
- 1.70 +/- acres of parkland located at Block 1, Lots 53-60 under the Atlantic City Beach in an area between South Texas Avenue and Iowa Avenue
- 0.32 +/- acres of parkland located at Block 370, Lots 1, 1.01, 2 and 2.01 under portions of property at the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Sovereign Avenue
- 0.44+/- acres of parkland located at Block 794, Lot 1 under a portion of property located at Bader Field, at 545 Albany Avenue
The properties discussed above are encumbered by NJDEP Green Acres restrictions and owned by the City of Atlantic City, and therefore require applications for a major diversion to the Department, Green Acres Program, for approval by the Department’s Commissioner and by the State House Commission. A public scoping hearing is required by Green Acres’ regulations prior to the submission of any formal application for the diversion of parkland.
All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the scoping hearing at the date, time and location noted above. Public comments will be accepted at the Scoping Hearing.
Any written comments can also be submitted to the Green Acres Program at PublicLandCompliance@dep.nj.gov. Please include “Atlantic Shores” in the subject line. Email comments are preferred, but comments may also be mailed to: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship, 401 East State Street, 7th Floor, Mail Code 401-07B, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420 Attn: Atlantic Shores Application.
Comments or questions may also be submitted to Terence Kelly, External Affairs Manager for Atlantic Shores, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public comment on the proposed disposal request will be accepted during the Scoping Hearing and up to two weeks after the scoping hearing date, which will be August 10, 2023.
About Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC (Atlantic Shores) is a 50:50 joint venture partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF-RE Offshore Development, LLC (a subsidiary of EDF Renewables North America). Both companies come with decades of experience developing onshore and offshore energy projects across the globe. Atlantic Shores is comprised of purpose-driven professionals dedicated to delivering its 5+ gigawatt offshore wind portfolio, strategically positioned to meet the growing demands of multiple east coast markets including New Jersey.
For further information please contact:
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind
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